The scourge of bullying is a reality that affects hundreds of schools around the world. According to data from the UNESCO Institute of Statistics, one third of the global youth population suffers some form of bullying in their school or institute. To address this overwhelming data, Erasmus Learning Academy (ELA) has offered between August 21st and 25th the course How to prevent bullying and cyberbullying in schools and promote social emotional learning.
This course, taught by our trainer Susanna Esposito, covered various aspects of bullying, such as psychological profiles of the aggressor and the victim, social dynamics with which the abuse takes place, or proposals for teachers to identify and resolve these conflicts at their source. To this end, participants carried out activities such as group dynamics to share their knowledge about bullying, or role-play scenarios to put themselves in the place of the aggressor, the victim, and other roles involved in cases of bullying.
At the end of the training, all participants were given a certificate of attendance to corroborate their participation in the workshop.
Thanks to our team of volunteers, the participants enjoyed the city of Bologna with two sightseeing tours of the city center, as well as dinners and lunches in typical Bolognese restaurants.
This course was attended by four participants from Hungary, Germany and Spain: Beáta Vajda, from Újpesti Bajza József Általános Iskola; Magdolna Kisretine Csabai, from Isaszegi Damjanich János Általános Iskola; Elena Ruiz Zárate, from Colegio Montessori Zaragoza; Tobias Deissler, from Wittumschule.
We wish to conclude with the words of Bea: “It was a once in a lifetime experience. I've learned a lot about bullying/cyberbullying and how to prevent that. I had so many experiences here in Bologna not just course related. I've met some really nice, opened and interesting people. We've talked about a lot of different things, shared experiences and made friends”
Thank you all for participating!
Discover more about this course here.
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