Cyber family (사이버 가족)

Countries: 
Republic of Korea
Implemented by: 
Korean Commission for Youth, Research Institute of Science for the Better Living of the Elderly
Relevant MIPAA Issues: 
I-3 (Rural development, migration and urbanization)
I-4 (Access to knowledge, education and training)
Description: 

Research Institute of Science for the Better Living of the Elderly implemented the intergenerational "cyber family" programme in 2005, funded by the Korean Commission for Youth. Online exchange and discussion was held between middle school students in rural areas and older persons in cities. Students posted what they wanted to share (e.g. worry about their study) and older persons posted replies based on their wisdom and experience. The group also had several offline activities to meet one other in person.