The technological transformation that is currently taking place in society is leading to major changes in the behaviors of young people. Covid-19 has highlighted the need for high-performance digital infrastructures in schools and for digital educational contents. But the development of a digital culture in society requires that the potential of digital interconnection is combined not only with strategies for a fair and innovative data economy, but also with strategies to promote digital transformation in education.

Tools and strategies to support schools in coping better with the barriers and well-known pitfalls of the digital world are needed. The following aspects connected to the use of digital technologies urge to be tackled in schools by teachers and students:

  • Information reliability: problematic contents can overtax young people;
  • Data sovereignty and digital footprint;
  • Data security;
  • Technology addiction: intensive use can lead to addiction and reduce social contacts in the real world.
Digital information literacy is the precondition for a responsible use of digital technologies. It is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery and assessment of information, the understanding of information, the critical evaluation of sources.

Digital and information literacy are global competences destined to become an indispensable part of the individual’s skill set. A necessary achievement for every citizen and a requirement for the well-being societies.

In most EU countries, national laws and regulations have been introduced for fostering digital and information literacy in schools. Digital citizenship becomes a crucial objective for schools and goes beyond digital literacy.

Project partners have recognized the importance of introducing digital citizenship in schools, but the implementation on the micro level remains a challenge. DIGITOO aims to contribute directly at the micro level, meeting the abovementioned challenges and putting the efforts at the level of laws and policies into practice.


Main aim of the project is to support the development of digital citizenship competences in secondary school students aged 14-19 through the definition and piloting of a toolkit for teachers on digital citizenship, digital footprint and digital ecology.

Specific objectives

To update teachers’ skills and curricula on digital, information and media literacy enhancing collaborative learning, digital and ICT provision in schools.

To enable school teachers to successfully contribute to develop digital citizenship competences in their students through the use of a toolkit for teachers on digital citizenship, digital footprint digital ecology.

To raise awareness on the environmental impact of digital activities and on how to reduce this impact through a more sustainable digital lifestyle.

target group

Direct target groups of DIGITOO are secondary school teachers, headmasters and students from Italy, Slovenia, Germany, Romania, Turkey and Spain.

Direct beneficiaries are also students’ families and other school staff members.