Recent research by the National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) in the Netherlands has shown that cybercrime is increasing enormously. Online crimes ranging from fraud to looting families and children are on the rise.
This is because many people are working from home and online activities are also higher than before due to the crisis.
Hence, the project initially focuses on migrant mothers with children between the ages of 11 and 16 who are socially disadvantaged. Many of them have been given different norms and values and other parenting rules than usual in the Netherlands. The Netherlands has a culture and education system of greater openness and freedom. These mothers can therefore have many problems with their growing teenagers who want to join their peers, make and maintain friendships and take advantage of the possibilities that internet and social media offer.
The project aims for the following social effects.
- Promotion of knowledge and social skills The project aims to promote knowledge and social skills, both among mothers and teenagers.
- The mothers receive a course on how to use the internet and social media in a safe way, so that they can guide their children in this and teach them social media safety rules. In addition, the mothers are given tools to have a positive conversation with their children about the safe use of the internet and social media.
- Increase knowledge and preventive measures against online child predators
- Educational workshops on the technical and content side of the internet and social media, as well as basic communication training for mothers of teenagers in the age category of 11-16 years.
- Creative workshops on creating video content for the internet and social media for teenagers aged 11 to 16 years.
- Improve creativity for kids on the internet with video uploading movies and engaging stories, pictures and downloading.
- Contribute to increasing social integration, participation and emancipation of the target group.