In March 2018, in Reus (Spain), DomSpain organised 3 sessions of 1.5 hour each of a focus group. It was formed by 12 participants in total who were adult people aged 50 or plus. Most of them were retired from the field of banking health, education and public servants. Therefore, the group was mixed in terms of interests and background. The sessions were hold in Catalan and Spanish.
The sessions were led by a psychologist (who dealt mainly with those topics regarding side effects) a social worker and an adult educator.
After these sessions, the participants organised themselves in 4 groups according to their interests and knowledge, and spent some time discussing and brainstorming about the four main issues that they had been working on:
- Management of personal accounts and image
- Be safe online and secure your PC
- Be a responsible digital citizen
- Be aware of the side effects.
Almost all participants were very engaged in the sessions and participated to a high extent to all activities and expressed there willingness to continue involved in the project.