Online and offline relations – Activity 1

Activity 1: Reader   Activity 2: User   Activity 3: Critic   Activity 4: Evaluator

ACTIVITY 1: Reader “Life before and after the Internet”

Duration:   35 minutes

Tools for face to face activity: Blackboard/papers/pencils/pens

Tools for online activity: PC/tablet/android phone/Internet connection

Brief description of the activity:

The purpose during this initial and introductory activity would be to essentially provide a first understanding of the phenomenon’s nature in the context in which students tend to socialize and interact with each other – taking also under heavy consideration the shift, which occurs in our participants’ relationships and attitude towards their peers when been online in contrast to the what occurs when interacting in the real world outside the “Social Media” bubble.

In exploring the issues above the teacher/educator involved will let everyone introduce themselves and then deliver a small talk on the transformative nature of Social Media and the various forms of Online GBV, citing selected references and focusing mostly on the pre-social media world and today’s environment where the prevailing nature of the Internet affects almost everything – including their relationship