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Start date: Dec 31, 2015, End date: Sep 29, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Rapid technological changes have brought in reality some overestimated new social needs like constant social media interaction. The use of social media has become integral to our daily routine and only few people are aware of the negative consequences of this action in social, physical and mental field. Social detox is an initiative to explain to partners the contemporary problem which slowly is taking worrying dimensions, social media addiction. For this project we chose Bayburt, one of the smallest and historical city in Turkey which does not have an enough role in supporting young people and european youth projects. There will be 42 participants in total, one group of six people each aged from 16 to 24 years old, each group acting on behalf of these countries: Turkey, Slovakia, Greece, Lithuania, Italy, Czech Republic and Romania, . Using many activities, we will try to explain to these participants that they should not confuse reality with virtual reality. The use of social media and also in some extension the use of technological devices such as smartphones, tablets, ipads etc, expect lack of body movement, body stability. This is why we will try to organize some sport activities in our timetable which will spot the difference between doing something with and without any body motion. Other activities which will take place are presentations, cultural visits, cultural nights where all participant countries will show their culture and present their country, activities between participants which will give them the chance to talk and discuss about the subject and conversations with which participants will make clear which is the right and healthy way of using the social media without becoming addicted. At the end, there also will be a drama (flash mob) workshop which will give participants the opportunity to show their drama and theatrical- creativity skills and last but not least a flash mob in the city center and university gate in the final day of project aiming to sensitize the effect of social media addiction to other people and other habitants. Specially, with this flash mob, we will try to help participants understand the crucial meaning of cooperation, working together to make effect of solving a social problem and publicize the big impact of european projects throughout the city. All teaching skills which will be used will try to establish a strong connection between participants and their potentials, will help them gain some experience and new abilities to play an active role in the community, society, personal, economical and social development.

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