Digitfit is a Project funded by the Erasmus + program with a clear aim: to combat the negative impacts of internet dependence on the mental health of young people and to promote a healthy relationship with the digital media.
The younger generations have always been accompanied by technology and digital content and mental health problems are increasingly reported among them, due to the dependence that many generate on the Internet.
DigitFit, through the Training and Mentoring Circles ™ Program, works with young people to create a responsible and conscious relationship with digital platforms, equip them with the necessary tools to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the Internet, promoting participation, learning, connection and supporting online citizenship. At the same time, awareness of bad habits helps analyze the content they consume for a better balance in their online and offline lives.
The project also trains trainers. They can support young people to recognize and prevent the negative effects that the digital world can unleash, in addition to offering them the tools to make the most of the benefits of the internet.
DigitFit will work to combat the mental health impacts of increased reliance on the internet amongst young people and develop their soft skills, self-awareness and self-efficacy to foster a better relationship with the web. At the same time, it will educate and promote positive uses of the internet for learning, connection, support and citizenship.
The specific objectives are:
- Create and deliver a Training Programme and Mentoring CirclesTM for skill and knowledge development around digital health for young people.
- Increase young people’s skills, awareness and abilities for more responsible and beneficial internet use.
- Increase Trainer’s ability to deal with this issue.