References

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logo_municipio_roma_i_centro_27_oct_2016_icon Partner: I Municipio Roma Capitale (Italy)

In the Italian legal system there is no legal definition of bullying. Indeed, no specific law has been issued in Italy at the moment (a bill is currently pending) but the existing legal framework (the Constitution of the Italian Republic, part one, Rights and Duties of the Citizens, the Civil Code, the Penal Code) represents a quasi complete regulatory mechanism to prevent bullying and provide a means of punishing criminal bullying behavior.

In spite of the fact that Italy has no national anti-bullying laws per se, the Lazio region has been the first to approve and adopt a bill for preventing and combating any forms of bullying and cyberbullying, in order to safeguard the social, psychological and educational development of children.

Indeed, the regional Authority of Lazio has issued in March 2016 a regional law containing provision to prevent all forms of bullying and fight bullying and cyberbullying. This innovative Law, encourages and financially supports projects for preventing and tackling bullying.

The purpose of these projects, as the Regional law states, must aim to inform pupils and their families of the seriousness of bullying and its consequences, and should aim to combat all discrimination, as provided for in Article 21 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.

Moreover, the law also provides training courses for school personnel in order to ensure the acquisition of appropriate technical psycho-pedagogical and educational practices and thereby implement effective prevention against bullying and cyberbullying.

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National reference on bullying

Prevention and Treatment of Bullying and School Violence phenomena Network.

The Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs (http://www.minedu.gov.gr/english) implements the Acts ‘Development and Operation of the Network for informing, training, preventing and dealing with bullying and school violence phenomena’   which is embedded in Priority Axes 1, 2 and 3 of the Operational Programme ‘Education and Lifelong Learning’ , NSRF 2007-2013 and in the general context of the Ministry’s initiatives towards the prevention and treatment of Bullying and School Violence .

The main objectives are the following:

  1. The development of a permanent structure for the prevention and treatment of Bullying and School Violence at national level
  2. Training the executive educational executives as well as the educators who will constitute the foundation for the development and sustainability of the structure for the prevention and treatment of Bullying and School Violence.
  3. The recording, prevention, early diagnosis and treatment at an early stage of the Bullying and School Violence phenomena.
  4. Raising awareness and participation of the educational community, family and the wider local community

The main scope of the Actions is the prevention of Bullying and School Violence and the provision for the members’  of the school community safety through the promotion of specific awareness raising actions and the training of the educational executives and educators.

Actions

  • Development and Operation of the Network for informing, training, preventing and dealing with Bullying and School Violence phenomena
  • Periodic assessment of the phenomenon at school level
  • Informing – training the educators on how to identify, prevent and tackle with Bullying and School Violence incidents
  • Raising awareness, informational and training actions aimed to the educational community
  • Synergy with other actions
  • Promotional and publicity actions
  • Evaluation of the Action.

The Greek text is available in : http://stop-bullying.sch.gr/

logocsssp_Reduced_Icon Centre of Social Services Prague (Czech Republic)

Anti-bullying policy in the Czech Republic: Stay of play

The main guidelines for preventing and solving bullying at schools are the guidelines published by Ministry of Education in 2016 (http://www.msmt.cz/file/38988/). In this document, teachers can find recommended procedures, how to prevent, recognize and solve bullying among children and also the bullying targeted on teachers. It sets the mandatory requirements for each school, the school have to create their own anti-bullying policy.

Help for schools when solving bullying is provided by the Centers for children with behavior problems. These centers are established by the Ministry of Education and there are 3 such centres in Prague.  Help is also provided by Pedagogical-psychological counceling centers,  there are 8 of them in Prague, established by the municipality.

Prevention activities at schools are ensured mainly by NGOs, which can apply for certifi cation of their services. There are about 20 certified NGOs in Prague.

The state of play in Czech Republic is shorly depicted in this presentation.

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Regional reference document on bullying: Catalonian policy on bullying prevention, detection and intervention

This document contains the Catalonian Protocol for the prevention, detection and intervention bullying among peers (Protocol de prevenció, detecció i intervenció enfront l’assetjament entre iguals), the basic official guidelines on bullying prevention, detection and intervention.
This document is completely available on line, at the website of the Educative Telematics Network of Catalonia (XTEC), and it is listed among the materials in the area of conflict resolution. It includes a very clear schematic explanation of the diverse levels covered by the protocol, in particular, the roles and information required by schools, students, teachers and families. It provides adequate materials for each group, including specific guidance in diverse preventive measures, as well as tools for the adequate detection and evaluation of situations of bullying, incorporating concrete recommendations on interviews and intervention with the classes. It also includes restorative practices as the ‘dialogue circles’.

The protocol is available (in Catalan) here:
http://xtec.gencat.cat/ca/centres/projeducatiu/convivencia/recursos/resconflictes/assetjament_iguals/index.html