EFFECTIVENESS OF PEER-TO-PEER CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAM IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION ABOUT INTERNET SECURITY
Žilinská univerzita v Žiline (SLOVAKIA)
About this paper:
Conference name: 15th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 3-5 July, 2023
Location: Palma, Spain
Abstract:Nowadays, violence is becoming a common part of a people's daily life. Aggression, violence, hatred and other negative phenomena are increasingly spreading through the media, social networks and other online platforms among the population, including children and youth. Under normal circumstances, such an action can be considered an anti-social activity that negatively affects the harmonious development of the individual, and thus the entire society. However, after crossing a certain limit, such an action can be criminal and the perpetrator of this action can be brought to court by law enforcement authorities and adequately punished under criminal law. Given that, according to the latest surveys, bullying, cyberbullying, aggressive behavior and hate speech on the Internet are being encountered by more and more children and youth in primary and secondary schools, it is necessary to address this issue to an ever greater extent, also through innovative procedures. Peer-to-peer programs offer opportunities through which young people engage with young people and share their experiences and knowledge with them. This eliminates the generational gap that can arise in the context of technological development. The paper deals with the sharing of experiences with the implementation of peer-to-peer crime prevention program in the field of education of children and youth about Internet security. The paper also includes research and evaluation of the effectiveness of such programs implemented in primary and secondary schools.
The effectiveness will be investigated through two questionnaire surveys among students who have completed the peer-to-peer crime prevention program. The first survey was carried out before the preventive program and its aim was to find out the current state of children and young people awareness about Internet security. The aim of the second survey, which was carried out after the preventive program with the same respondents, is to find out the change in their knowledge about Internet security. The contribution will result in proposals and recommendations for the implementation of similar preventive peer-to-peer programs. These proposals will consider the results of the investigation of the effectiveness of the implemented preventive program and the best practices that should be implemented in such preventive programs.
Keywords: Peer-to-peer programs, crime prevention, online safety, internet security, inovative education.