Youth and information: 2013

"The Quality Information in the Classroom" project continues to grow ceaselessly. As of 13 years from the creation of the initiative by the Osservatorio Permanente Giovani-Editori, the participants number skyrocketed 2 million students, and 44 thousand professors committed on a daily basis. According to the "Youth and Information - 2013” survey, created in collaboration with Gfk- Eurisko, the project has been able to involve 74% of the total number of students in our country. As pointed out by the Honorary President of Eurisko, Remo Lucchi, "the main actors of the project, teachers and students, are expecting that the initiative will continue over the next few years and is now perceived as a course included in the program. On a scale of 1 to 5, the average level of interest in "The Quality Information in the Classroom" project is of 4:01 for students and 4:39 for teachers."

A comforting data, says Lucchi, is that young people think it is a duty to keep themselves informed and they are not interested in the actuality that surrounds them. Compared to adults, the hierarchy of interests and level of familiarity with various media platforms has changed." Additionally, according to the survey, among the students participating in the project, the tendency to use allmedia, and particularly newspapers, increases. While the gap with traditional media like television expands, the real winners for young people are the new media. They have changed the way young people write, especially in schoolwork where it is now common to find abbreviations, colloquial sentences and emojis.