The Youth Trend Observatory deals with the analysis of attitudes, behavior e youthful conditioning with particular interest for the childhood and adolescent age group. The Observatory has been carrying out periodicals since 2014 qualitative-quantitative study and research activities mainly focused on students of Italian public schools. The project is part of the research activities of the Observatory Young People At The Test (GAP), oriented towards the study of youth trends detectable in upper secondary schools. With the GAP project, two sample studies were first conducted in Rome and in the Metropolitan City of Rome, the capital and in Latina, in 2015 and 2017 respectively. These studies were configured as pilot phases with the aim of refining and validating innovative research tools. The national GAP survey was carried out in 2019, with the direct involvement of thousands of young people from north to south of Italy.
Since 2021, also as a consequence of the spread of COVID19 and the effects produced on youth social interaction by physical distancing measures, the Observatory has received a mandate from the Presidency of the Council, Department of Family Policy, with the aim of detecting and analyzing:
– violence and social deviance induced on the infantile segment of the population by social conditioning and exposure to TV series and the web, video games and apps with stereotyped and violent content;
– the individual and social factors that hinder the spread of well-being, equal opportunities and youth inclusion, through the analysis of adolescent attitudes and behaviors with particular attention to the changes taking place insocial interaction, as of individual and relational well-being, violence and social deviance, behavior and ai consumption at risk, To socio-cultural conditioning and opinions about society and institutions.
Also starting from 2021, the specific objective of the Observatory will also be definition of innovative policies aimed at contrasting social deviance and promoting well-being, equal opportunities and youth inclusion, and the production of specific training and educational interventions aimed at school teachers, female students, students and parents. This result will be produced through the application of the method Delphi MIX of the CNR-Irpps.