The film focuses on ‘body shaming’ and makes a general call for joint action against any abuse or discrimination.
Around 240 students and around twenty teachers have taken part in the ‘Cyberpassport for Equality’ campaign.
Thirty students from IES Guía, IES Santa María de Guía and CEO Luján Pérez have starred and participated in the scripting of a video that denounces the practice of ‘body shaming’, which consists of criticising and shaming someone’s body on social networks and focusing on making comments about their appearance.
The audiovisual work, available at the link https://bit.ly/3OsMnr3, has been produced as part of the campaign ‘Ciberpasaporte por la Igualdad’, an initiative promoted by the Department of Equality, directed by Alfredo Gonçalves, to promote a digital space free of sexist violence, participatory and safe, within the ‘Project for the development of the State Pact against Gender Violence’.
The video focuses on ‘body shaming’, although it makes a general call to block and report offensive, discriminatory or violent comments on the Internet, as well as to support people who are suffering online cyber-violence in order to confront bad practices and prevent them from expelling anyone from social networks.
The development of the video and the campaign has been commissioned to the association Opciónate to sow seeds in classrooms and families to contribute to a digital citizenship from the perspective of gender equality and has had the participation of around 240 students and more than twenty teachers.
In addition to the video, a photo gallery of the activities and the digital self-assessment questionnaire to obtain the ‘Cyberpassport for equality’ are available at the following link https://opcionate.com/es/ciberpasaporte-por-la-igualdad-ayuntamiento-guia.
With the aim of promoting equality on the internet, the project has been based on a theoretical and practical programme with face-to-face participatory sessions in which students have made a personal analysis of their cyber experiences and their role in identifying and denouncing bad practices.
Aspects related to cybersecurity and the risks and aggressions of various kinds on the Internet were discussed, as well as prevention, detection and action in the face of male chauvinist cyber-violence on social networks, video games and other platforms. In contrast, examples and ways of exercising cyber-activism in favour of equality were presented.
The campaign also established the creation of cyber-activist groups made up of students and teachers from the three participating centres. The final event will be a presentation to the group of classmates to share what they have learnt