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Project "Yourope: You In Yourope"

Criteria for the selection of participants
The target groups of the project YOUROPE are the following members of the school community
of the partner schools:

- 10 to 15 year-old students, directly committed to the project. They will develop their creativity, team
work, leadership, oratory and communication. They will be trained to identify opportunities to develop
innovative ideas. They will work in groups with other European students coordinated by other teachers
with the aim to obtain new perspectives in the social and educational fields. The choice of students to
participate in this project will be adapted to each school’s reality. We can, for example, create an
Erasmus+ club in one school, but prefer to work with a class or more than one whenever possible. The
participants can also be volunteers who register for their participation in the school library. Anyway, the
criteria for choosing the students are: sense of responsibility, interest in European culture and history,
willingness to communicate in foreign languages, academic merit and active participation in the activities
developed at school. Children with special needs will be integrated in the Erasmus+ local activities, getting
the help of other students to give them the necessary support. This implements mutual aid between them.
We will also include students whose families have economic difficulties, as this might be a single chance
for them to keep an international contact with their peers;
- teachers of different areas/subjects, promoting and supporting the tasks of the project and improving
their teaching competence. They will coordinate the international teams of students in order to obtain
innovative ideas in the social and educational fields. One of the teachers will play the role of local
coordinator of the project and other teacher(s) will be member(s) of the local coordination team of the
project. They should be dynamic and willing to take risks and to learn;
- parents, promoting a European culture among their children, hosting European students, taking part in
the meetings of training, learning and formation. At least two people per family will get to know the
dynamics of the project due to our communication plan, as well as all the resources used to disseminate
the project;
- head teachers and school board of directors: they will be in charge of the communication outside the
school for the dissemination of the project with other public and private institutions, mass media, etc.
Other target groups of the project are:
- younger students of the partner schools who will indirectly benefit from the activities carried out by the
pupils of the European schools directly involved in the project;
- other teachers and people who work at school, by daily attending the schools involved;
- local institutions, represented in their areas of education, with which there will be a collaboration, so
that the results and products of the project can be disseminated for the sake of developing the local
European culture;
- other people who support/are supported by the partner institutions at local or global level. They will
have access to the project proposals and its results through the mass media, the meetings – both formal
and informal - the social networks, and so on. 

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A – INTRODUCTION
    Facebook is a great way of dissemination for our project (see group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/117482255606326/). However, there are certain rules of conduct nobody can forget. Read them carefully and act accordingly. By respecting the rules, challenges and opportunities that Facebook offers, we can use it to promote the dissemination of the project, as well as to increase information, education, fun and interaction.

B – TOP GENERAL TIPS
Protect your online reputation: use the services provided to manage your digital footprints and ‘think before you post.’ Content posted online can last forever and could be shared publicly by anyone.
Know where to find help: understand how to report to service providers and use blocking and deleting tools. If something happens that upsets you online, it’s never too late to tell someone.
Don’t give in to pressure: if you lose your inhibitions you've lost control; once you’ve pressed send you can’t take it back.
Acknowledge your sources: use trustworthy content and remember to give credit when using others’ work/ideas.

C – FOR STUDENTS

Group followers: always consider who you choose to accept or invite as a friend or group follower on your social networks. Invite only the people you think might be interested in our work to follow this group page. 


Privacy: most social networking sites have tools available to protect the things you post online and how much you share with others. 
Think before you post: would you be happy for your head teacher or your grandparents to see the things you have posted online in this group? Just insert reliable and important information. 
Photos:  think carefully about the photos you choose to share online. Also keep in mind that photos can be easily copied, changed, shared and used elsewhere; so be careful when it comes to photo sharing

D – FOR TEACHERS

Keep your posts professional. Sure, conversations in Facebook are by nature casual, and although you can (and should) keep a sense of humour, make sure the comments you make—and that students add, are ones your principal and your student’s parents would be comfortable seeing.

Monitor the page frequently. Check the page often to ensure comments others may have made are appropriate.

Integrate the use of Facebook in your teaching when useful. Use it often as one of various tools that increases interaction. 


Sources: 
http://hellomoye.com/2010/10/04/facebook-rules-of-conduct/
http://www.yummymummyclub.ca/life/tech/6-rules-when-using-facebook
http://www.edudemic.com/every-teachers-must-have-guide-to-facebook/
http://www.childnet.com/teachers-and-professionals