Gaming Disorders
October 2023 - September 2025


The ERASMUS+ school project Upskilling School Staff Responsible for Psychological and Social Support to Identify, Report and Prevent "Gaming Disorders" includes partners from Portugal, Spain, Germany, Cyprus, Ireland and Austria and has the following main objectives:

  • Equip teachers and educational staff with the necessary competences and tools to effectively deal with the challenges of digital transformation, with a specific focus on gaming disorders;
  • Educate young people on the concept of digital/virtual identity and help them to distinguish it from their real identity;
  • Educate young people on how to build a healthy relationship with online gaming and the internet, emphasising responsible and balanced use;
  • Create an evidence-based pedagogical programme tailored for educational staff to enhance their ability to prevent, identify and report risk behaviours and gaming disorder;
  • Organise an awareness-raising campaign targeted at students to raise their awareness of responsible internet use and the importance of cultivating healthy online habits.


Main results to be expected are:

  • Publication of Epidemiology of gaming disorder in schools: its impact and socio-pedagogical suggestions for interventions;
  • Psycho-pedagogical guide for educators;
  • Pedagogical materials for awareness campaigns on gaming disorder;
  • Training of educational staff.


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