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TITLE OF GOOD PRACTICE:

The Bullying phenomenon and how to deal with

KEYWORDS:

School bullying, violence, child - victim, child - bully, behaviour

GOOD PRACTICE TYPOLOGY:

Researches

WORKING GROUP COORDINATING THE INITIATIVE:

Committee of Social Policy (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

COUNTRY WHERE IT TOOK PLACE:

Greece

LANGUAGE OF THE REVIEW:

English

DEFINITION OF TARGET GROUP:

Parents, Teachers.

DESCRIPTION OF THE GOOD PRACTICE:

This is a survey conducted by the Department of Social Policy of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki to students of the University in order to study the phenomenon of school bullying in adolescents who had just finished high school. Apart from quoting the research findings, the definition of bullying and its various forms, as also the means of adequate confrontation are displayed. More specifically, the practical responses are directed at parents of children who had been the victim of school bullying and aim to encourage them to report any incident of bullying and το make them feel exculpated for what happened. In addition, parents are encouraged to communicate with the teacher of their child in order for them to get information regarding to the problem that their child might face, but also to get information of the policy of the school on bullying issues. There are also presented the main characteristics of a child who develops an unacceptable behaviour in order to draw the attention of parents and teachers. Moreover, instructions are given to parents whose children harass other children, aiming to strengthen the positive aspects of the character of children and to prevent them from the emergence of aggressive behaviours. Finally, tips for coping with the school bullying are directed at parents and educators.

INDICATORS:

Definition of bullying or cyberbullying, Detection protocol, Information for parents.

EVALUATION:

The information provided by the Committee of Social Policy of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki has been assessed positively. The persons to whom this information is addressed may be briefed on school bullying and the extent of this phenomenon nowadays, the symptoms that can indicate a child with aggressive/intimidating behavior, so that through observation and communication with children, the school bullying incidents could be prevented. But even if an outbreak of bullying takes place, to be tackled more effectively as possible. Also, emphasis is given to the interaction of parents with their child's school, which child has fallen victim of school bullying, or intimidate other children, and information about the deployment of anti-bullying policies within school. Great importance is given to the update of bullies, victims and witnesses – observers, but also to the report and the record of incidents of school violence. pages

COMMENT:

Not provided

REFERENCES TO OTHER EVALUATION:

Not provided

NAME OF INSTITUTION:

ASPETE

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