Bullying behaviors, whether virtual or face-to-face, have negative impacts not only on victims and survivors, but on bullies too. The aim of this course is to learn about effective ways to prevent all forms of bullying in education and school settings.
The new edition of the course “How to stop bullying and cyber bullying in schools and promote social emotional learning” took place in Tenerife from 27/03/2022 to 02/04/2022. The participants came from all across Europe, with Liisa Ståhle, Riitta Nevala, Tarja Satumäki, Auli Peltola from Oulunkylän yhteiskoulu in Finland; Orsolya Bagladi from Feherlofia Waldorf School in Hungary; Aimée Dinnbier, Rico Christalle from Zentrum für Förderpädagogik in Belgium, and Gordana Gazdic from Gazdić-Buhanec in Croatia.
We started with our introduction day where we brainstormed all the different kind of bullying behaviours: what’s the difference between bullying and conflict? What can bullying look like? Who’s participating in these scenarios?
We moved on to talk about the victim: which are the risk factors that lead children to be bullied? And what can we do to prevent this situation? What are the initiatives that can be carried out to prevent bullying behaviours? We looked at these topics by 4 different points of view: family, school, individual and community.
One of the main and most difficult types of bullying to be eradicated is cyber bullying. Nowadays Internet has a major role in the lives of our kids and may have a negative impact on them. However, it also has some positive sides. With some practical activities we explored the world of cyber bullying. We also discussed about the differences between traditional and cyber bullying and about the things that they have in common. To understand and put ourselves in the shoes of bullying victims we implemented a very powerful activity which can be used both with students, parents and teachers to raise awareness.
In order to prevent bullying behaviours it is vital to foster a positive classroom environment. This is why we explored the topics of emotional intelligence, membership and inclusion and collaboration. These are pillars for a supportive classroom and should not be underestimated. Of course we discussed about this with a lot of non formal and creative activities and games, thanks to which it was impossible to get bored ;)
Discover more about this course in: https://www.erasmustrainingcourses.com/stop-bullying.html