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TITLE OF GOOD PRACTICE:

Peer education: a project to prevent and combat bullying

KEYWORDS:

Strategies - bullies – peers – volunteers Structured project

GOOD PRACTICE TYPOLOGY:

National Project

TARGET GROUPS:

Students of the high school and particularly grade 9 and 10

WORKING GROUP COORDINATING THE INITIATIVE:

Provincial Student board - Local Health Agency operators - students of grade 11

COUNTRY WHERE IT TOOK PLACE:

Italy

LANGUAGE OF THE REVIEW:

English

DEFINITION OF TARGET GROUP:

Teachers, Young People, School Directors.

DESCRIPTION OF THE GOOD PRACTICE:

This project involves the formation of a group of volunteer students who set themselves as a reference for the group of peers and facilitators of positive relationships among students. It consists of two phases: the formation of the group of peer educators and interventions in grade 9 and 10

RESULTS:

This project offers the opportunity to individual students, to the peer group and the class group to discuss freely and to compare experiences It helps young students to develop the ability to meet the demands of everyday life and to be confident in themselves and in others and in the community. Students support teachers in managing the conflict and involve them in peer education training. The setting up of a group of peer educators teaches them how to get a supporting role for the others

INDICATORS:

Intervention protocol, Help-line/counseling, Disciplinary methods, Classroom management, Classroom rules, Whole-school anti-bullying policy, School conferences, Cooperative group work, Peer support, Intensity teachers (10 h. or more), Duration for teachers (4 days or more), Duration for children (at least one academic year).

NAME OF COMPILER:

Project team

NAME OF INSTITUTION:

don Milani

ROLE:

coordinator

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