Making technology work for everyone requires a deep sense of responsibility and commitment, which go beyond a simple mission.
Digital technologies bring benefits to people insofar as they are used correctly and respectfully. Unieuro is aware of its role and strategic position in raising awareness among new generations of technology consumers.
This is why in 2016, Unieuro launched the NoCyberbullismo (NoCyberbullying) project, devising and promoting the tour #cuoriconnessi (#connectedhearts) together with the National Police.

“We could not stay on the sidelines, because we are people and parents. We therefore have a duty to raise young people’s awareness of the responsible use of electronic devices such as PCs, smartphones and tablets.”.

Giancarlo Nicosanti Monterastelli
Chief Executive Officer of Unieuro

#cuoriconnessi

Learn more and watch the video of the initiative #cuoriconnessi made for Italian schools in collaboration with the police.

THE INITIATIVE IN NUMBERS

13

cities throughout Italy

10.000

students and teachers involved

3.900

employees trained through webinars

480

“NoCyberbullismo” corners set up in Unieuro stores

Cyberbullying

Is a series of aggressive acts and acts of harassment through text messages, instant messaging, e-mail, websites, social networks and chat, with messages and/or images intended to harm a person or group of people. Cyberbullies can strike anyone and anywhere, through devices that have become ubiquitous, including smartphones, tablets and PCs, which mean we can all be reached.

Watch the presentation of the #cuoriconnessi project.

“Every day in our stores, we sell smartphones, tablets and PCs, the same tools used by cyberbullies to torment their victims. This is why we felt duty-bound to support a project targeting the highest number of people possible, particularly teenagers, who are now constantly connected”.

Marco Titi
Marketing Director of Unieuro

ADVICE TO PREVENT CYBERBULLYING

01.Do not share personal information and images on the internet too readily
02.Pay attention to geolocation data requested when you download a new app
03.Do not accept online friend requests from people you don’t know or invitations to meet face-to-face without talking to your parents about it
04.Do not respond to insults via e-mail, text messaging or chat, always save the messages with the time and date and show them to a trusted adult (parents or teachers)
05.Take care of your passwords and use a different one for every online account
06.Keep your anti-virus software on your PC, tablet and smartphone updated
07.Do not be ashamed of being a victim, confide in people you trust and go to the police in complete confidentiality

The “NoCyberbullismo” project was launched in autumn 2016 and includes the #cuoriconnessi tour (which raises awareness among high school students), communication at points of sale and training provided to sales staff through dedicated webinars.
The tour in Italy’s main cities, during which the documentary film #cuoriconnessi is shown and discussed, tells the true stories of children, parents and families that have experienced cyberbullying at first hand. Young people are thus prompted to reflect on the effect of words sent through social networks.
In the theatres, we watched together the testimonies of those who fought on the front line, very often without having the means to defend themselves. Also reported were the experiences of the police, who every day actively contribute to the fight against cyberbullying, and provide an immediate response to resolving the problem.

In 2017, Giancarlo Nicosanti Monterastelli and Marco Titi, Chief Executive Officer and Marketing Director of Unieuro respectively, went to Italy’s Chamber of Deputies to present the documentary #cuoriconnessi to the President of the Chamber of Deputies Laura Boldrini, in the presence of high-ranking officials from the National Police Force.

Also thanks to the creation of a new docu-film, in 2018 the #cuoriconnessi project was renewed and five more meetings were held in Rome, Verona, Matera, Palermo and Catania.

VISIT THE WEBSITE

www.nocyberbullismo.it

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