Friendship, as such, cannot be taught, but you can help adolescents to acquire those virtues which they show of wanting to live on a daily basis in their friendships, experienced vis a vis. The educators, first of all parents and then teachers, in this sense can educate adolescents in friendship, especially by giving them a good example of a friendly life. As friendship — like any intimate relationship — is a social relationship particularly bound to the way in which people communicate with each other, the possibility of educating in friendship to teenagers of today primarily depends on the realization of an inescapable and indispensable condition: that educators accept the challenge of knowing their «relational» sphere, which is largely expressed in the digital world. For this reason, firstly I argue the typical methods by which adolescent boys and girls are today accustomed to manifest «in network» aspects of their personality, details of their identity and to communicate fragments of their intimacy. The teenagers of today, «digital natives», cultivate their social relations in substantially different ways from those used by adolescents of other periods even relatively recent in our history, in which they were accustomed to relating to friends in a «side by side» environment. Secondly, I present a plausible anthropological and ethical friendship profile founded on the experience lived by adolescents and, eventually, the proposal to educate them in friendship within the family and school through effective communication and the example of their parents and teachers.
|Numero di pagine||50|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2015|