If you want to use social networks, learn how to surf

Information and advice on how to connect safely

A.I.P.D. Associazione Italiana Persone Down, Monica Berarducci, Francesco Cadelano, Roberta Maulà

Product: Book

Trim size in cm: 29,7x21cm

Pages: 136

ISBN: 9788859026051

Publication date: 01/10/2021


Created from the experience of the Autonomy Education Programmes of the Italian Down Syndrome Association, this volume aims to accompany readers, especially young people with intellectual disabilities, in the discovery of new technology through images, concrete examples and clear language.

Along with the character guides, young readers will be accompanied as they discover different topics: what is a computer; how the internet works; how to use email, messaging apps or video conferencing platforms; how to use social networks; etc.

The book highlights the potential of these tools in everyday life, also addressing issues such as respect for privacy, the risk of harassment, and social isolation or bullying to encourage an autonomous, aware and safe approach.

Workshops for Autonomy series
The book belongs to the series “Workshops for autonomy” edited by the AIPD.
Each book offers material, activities and exercises for teaching the basics of autonomy to children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities.
All the books, which are written using easy-to-understand language and are colour illustrated, come with a handy guide for educators and parents.

Workshops for autonomy

The series comes from the experiences of “Programmes for teaching autonomy” led by the AIPD (Italian Association for people with Down Syndrome). Each book offers materials, activities and exercises for teaching the basics of autonomy to children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities.  All the books, which are written using easy-to-understand language and are colour illustrated, come with a handy guide for educators and parents. As Anna Contardi affirms «We have been working at improving people's autonomy for 25 years. We have achieved excellent results. For example, we have managed to teach youngsters with serious intellectual disabilities, who are unable to read or write, to take public transport, handle money, take care of their personal hygiene, do housework and cook».

Watch the presentation video for the series

The volumes of the series

If you want to use social networks, learn how to surf

Information and advice on how to connect safely

Get informed, understand and vote: the important thing is to participate

Information and tools for being an active citizen

Those who Find a Job Find a Treasure

Advice and tools for facing the working world

Music, Movies And Pizza: Let’s Have Fun Together

Ideas and tips to learn how to manage spare time

Friendship, love, sex: let’s talk about it now

Getting to know yourself, others and your own emotions

Shopping Education

Advice and tools to learn how to manage money

Alone in the city without Mum and Dad

On the road – finding your way around crossing and public transport

Knives and stoves

Recipes and suggestions