PROTECT – Together to save children
Project period: September 2020 – September 2022
Target group: Youngsters between the ages of 9 and 16, and youth workers.
Coordinator: Goldsmiths’ College (UK)
Partners of the project: Pistes Solidaires (France), Besiktas Municipality (Turkey), C.I.P. Citizens in Power (Cyprus), Arena i Swiat (Poland).
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According to the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), 30% of Europeans between the ages of 9 and 16 talk online to people they have never met in real person. This project aims at preventing child sexual exploitation (CSE) by training youth workers in sexual education, youth manipulation and violence.
The objectives of the project are:
– To create a Toolkit with theory and good practices to raise awareness and to train current and future youth workers (or any kind of professional) in this topic.
– To encourage the participation in one of the three proposed a training to 12 French youth workers. These theoretical trainings will take place in France, Cyprus and Turkey.
This project will contribute to the training of youth workers in developing skills to understand topics such as sexual abuse of minors, the exposure to violence, the exposure to drug trafficking or the phenomenon of gangs.