European Digital Learning Network pledges to carry out a pan-European survey to gather qualitative data about the awareness of adult people (from age 15 onwards) on the concept and implications of DIGITAL FOOTPRINT.
“Digital footprint” refers to one's unique set of traceable digital activities, actions, contributions and communications that are manifested on the Internet or on digital devices.
There are two main classifications for digital footprints: passive and active. A passive digital footprint is created when data is collected without the owner knowing (also known as data exhaust), whereas active digital footprints are created when personal data is released deliberately by a user for the purpose of sharing information about oneself by means of websites or social media.
The pledge will take place between June – when the survey will be presented – and will continue until October, when results will be collected, analysed and published in a final report with the aim to detect the level of awareness among adults about this issue and formulate a training strategy to increase awareness and competences to manage one’s digital footprint. The survey will investigate to what extent adults are aware of their behaviors online and the positive or negative side effects.
The final goal of this research will be the creation of tailored training initiatives, such as webinars, seminars, workshops etc., on the needs of adult people.
The survey and the related awareness communication campaign will be run through online and offline channels, thus to reach the widest possible number of adults’ respondents in Europe. It is expected that at least 1,500 European citizens (from EU members state and EFTA countries) will answer the survey.
|Answers to the survey/ European adult people aged 15+||The survey has a pan-European scope, gathering information from the 28 EU MSs and the four countries within the EFTA area. Our target is to gather answers from at least 1500 adults. We will carry out this activity with our own funding and the help of Dlearn members and affiliated entities. The survey will be created in English and translated into Italian, Spanish, German, Greek, Polish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Portuguese, French, Slovenian and Hungarian||1,500||N/A|
|Milestone name||Completion date||Status|
|The survey is conducted online and is accompanied by a communication campaign made of related articles, blog post, social media feeds, info sheets, infographic and best practice sharing||31/08/2018|
|Collection and analysis of survey results, shared among all Dlearn members||30/09/2018|
|Publication of a report to be presented during the Dlearn Annual Conference to be held in Brussels, in which different stakeholders, DGs officers and other organisations will be invited also to discuss the results of the survey||31/10/2018|