Louise Sallé, edited by Ophélie Artaud 6:50 a.m., September 23, 2022

Starting college is also when most young people get their first cell phone.

A sometimes complicated entry into digital life, with risks linked to social networks.

To help them, the National Education has developed an "Internet without fear" program and tools focused on good behavior.

Parents are the first defense against the dangers of social networks.

And the school in all this?

Because entering college is usually the year of the first mobile phone, and the entry into digital life.

The Ministry of National Education has developed an "Internet without fear" program.

A course addressed to the sixth, focused on good behavior.

Essential tools revealed by Europe 1.

Courses available to teachers for free

Last year, for the start of the school year, the sixth graders were greeted in an anxiety-provoking atmosphere by the hashtag #Anti2010.

This year, another slogan wants to be more positive "Welcome the sixth".

This is also the title of this course taught in voluntary colleges.

Videos and educational sheets are made available to teachers free of charge.

"If you delete a photo, it will still be saved, even on ephemeral networks", we explain in the course.

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“The good practices we want them to pass on are already being respectful with each other, remembering that behind a screen, there is a real person and that it is important to behave well. with it precisely to prevent situations of cyberviolence from setting in. Then, on the protection of personal data, the challenge is above all as long as possible to choose a pseudonym, an avatar, not to share information that will allow you to discover your identity or know where you live, for example", underlines Axelle Dessaint, who directs the program "Internet without fear", at the origin of this project.

The Importance of Adult Vigilance

And this course continues in the family in the evening with the parents.

"Remind him that the social networks Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok and even YouTube prohibit access to their services before thirteen years."

The vigilance of adults is important to solicit, because it is thanks to it that situations of cyberbullying are unblocked.