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- Irish Safer Internet Centre
Dublin City University was home to the largest ever gathering of experts, educators, parents and policy makers, to discuss and share ideas on the best possible methods to tackle bullying, cyberbullying and promote online safety at the World Anti-Bullying Forum 2019.Read more
- Romanian Safer Internet Centre
Studies conducted by Save the Children Romania show that one in two Romanian children aged 12-17 report having faced cyberbullying online.Read more
- Portuguese Safer Internet Centre
Concerned with the bullying and cyberbullying phenomena and their potential impact on children and young people's development, the Portuguese Ministry of Education set up a "Fighting and Preventing Bullying and Cyberbullying Plan" for schools to implement.Read more
- French Safer Internet Centre
The sixth edition of the French "No to harassment" prize – a competition open to students aged 8-18 – took place on Monday, 3 June 2019, and was organised by the Ministry of Education with the support of the main partners of digital education in France. This nationwide initiative aims to improve the school climate in France by establishing a truly national approach to the fight against bullying.Read more
- Italian Safer Internet Centre
For Safer Internet Day (SID) 2019, the Italian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) organised a large event which took place at the MiCo Congress Centre in Milan. Five hundred students came from schools all across the country to say no to bullying and cyberbullying.Read more
- Maltese Safer Internet Centre
Maltese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) BeSmartOnline! reflects on cyberbullying and in particular on schools' responsibilities to tackle this issue.Read more
COFACE-Families Europe has recently published the November edition of its newsletter.Read more
UNICEF has launched a new campaign with a clear objective – to "#ENDviolence in schools" – and a strong message – "Don't let violence be an everyday lesson". The problem of violence at school is all the more important given that, according to the report, half of students aged 13 to 15 worldwide – around 150 million – have experienced peer-to-peer violence in and around school.Read more
- BIK Team
Bullying in the school environment – which can often result in violence or simply contribute to a series of negative consequences for both the victims and the bullies - has become a major concern across the European Union and beyond. As one of the main reasons of bullying and school violence is determined by the discrimination of youngsters on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity, looking for evidence and practices to generate strategies for inclusive and safe schools, referring to empirical evidence and research results, is essential.Read more
- BIK Team/ITU COP
"What do you think about uncool behaviour online?" is the question that entices YOUth from all over the world to get on board the Operation Uncool initiative. This is actually an online consultation that seeks to collect views, ideas and thoughts from YOUth on cyberbullying by means of four missions run on the RErights platform. Each mission asks YOUth to go through a range of activities and answer questions related to the topic of the mission.Read more