Online GBV in its different forms and misuse of new technologies

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



  • Understand the power of new technologies in forming relationships and mentalities.
  • Realize how new technologies can be used positively or negatively.
  • Promote knowledge on online GBV and its different forms.
  • Understand cyberbullying and its manifestations offline and online.
  • Realize the connectivity between cyberbullying and online gender-based violence.
  • Realize the dangers of online GBV on the physical psychological and mental well-being of adolescents.
  • Co-create dialogue and conclusions with the participants.


As technology and the internet have entered all spheres of our lives, they have the potential of amplifying the reach of information in any field. This can have positive and negative consequences, as happens with every tool. Particularly, concerning online GBV, the misuse of the internet and new technologies can penetrate in the lives of victims, even offline. Global researcher shows that online violence can cause emotional, psychological or mental distress to the victims, with long lasting effects in their well being and social integration.

This workshop will be based on Kolb’s learning cycle which includes different learning styles and builds on theory and practice together. Kolb’s cycle divides learning into four different stages which includes experiencing a situation, reflecting upon it, conceptualizing on results and testing it on diverse similar situations. A learner can enter any phase of learning, but they need to go through all of them to achieve concrete learning.


Target: Young people from 12-17 years old.

Reader phase: 30 min

User phase: 30 min

Critic phase: 30 min

Evaluator phase: 30 min

Tools for face to face option: Colorful pencils/ pens/Colorful markers/Papers/Post-it notes/Magazines & newspapers/Scissors/Other consumables (uhu sticks, tape, stickers etc.)/Video projectors/Mobile phones/Laptops or desktop devices/Internet connection.           

Tools for online option: Laptops or desktop devices/Stable and preferably high-speed internet connection/Subscription to an online video call/ webinar or web-conference tool (Zoom, Webex, Skype etc.)/Other online interactive digital tools (i.e. Jamboard, Kahoot, G. Drive, shared docs etc.)/A private online group (preferably Facebook).