The aim of the ON-OFF4YOUNGSTERS project was to develop a new curriculum to improve the competencies of teachers for delivering subjects extending past their knowledge and enhance the understanding of children with respect to constant engagement with the Internet. The curriculum has been enhanced by Augmented Reality and infused with digital resources. The pedagogical methodology has been perfected through a series of iterations involving the execution of workshops and the subsequent improvements of the curriculum and delivery methodology.

The overall objective is the development of a toolkit:

  • to help professionals working with children reach out to children with a view to help them identify the behavioural, situational and structural causes that lead to excessive screen time,
  • to encourage youngsters’ uptake of a balanced behaviour between online engagement and offline alternatives based on a fun and positive atmosphere.