Liceum Ogólnokształcące is a school which consists of 377 students and 37 teachers. It is a regional school run by the government. School is the center of most students’ social lives. So when the addiction from the computer occurs, it is not surprising that it impacts the school environment. The consequences infiltrate the school’s classrooms and hallways during the school day. Consequently, students not only experience high levels of anxiety during school, but they also find it hard to concentrate on their studies. As a result, the problem quickly becomes a school issue and we cannot ignore it. Not only is school climate impacted, but learning also is affected.
The consequences are significant. They cause significant emotional and psychological distress. We want to participate in the project to learn how to help students who spend too much time in front of the computer. With the help of this project we also want to discuss the reason that students become addicted as understanding is one of the first steps to prevent and respond to this addiction. Parents should monitor their child’s technology use. Sadly, very few parents keep track of their children’s online activities. For many, it just seems like too big of a task. For this reason, it is important to realize that parents may have no idea what their kids are doing online.
Within the project activities we would like to get to know how to address issues with parents. The district where the students come from is highly endangered by unemployment. It is one of the most important economic and social problem in Poland. In recent years, the unemployment rate has been steadily rising- in the Warmińsko-Mazurskie voivodeship. It reaches 24.1%. Difficulties in finding a job are experienced by young people. They are endangered by long-term (over a year) unemployed. As ICT skills and the fluency in foreign languages are highly valuated by future employers we want to participate in this project: to improve communication competence in English; use ITC to communicate and work with foreign countries. We would like to exchange the knowledge on cooperative techniques and strategies.
Our students are anxious to meet other young people like them and compare the school systems, social life and lifestyles. All of these activities in relation with exchange of ideas, and in summary, learning about other ways of thinking and acting will give rise to the personal growth of students and therefore will promote an improvement in school results. That is why we perceive the project as a perfect opportunity for our students . Our head teacher and school representatives are willing to support all project activities and have an active role in accomplishing all tasks and implementing the results into the school curriculum.