Description of Contents
Plural Bullying is a collection of videos, that discusses some aspects of bullying in adolescence developed with interviews to boys and girls of secondary school level in the province of Ferrara.
The students met to discuss some of the stories of abuse, in order to identify possible solutions and to understand the dynamics and responsibilities. It’s a video collection divided into sections in which cases of abuse and suitable for examining specific issues, are developed to be discussed in courses on group dynamics among adolescents. They can be used as a cue to introduce a course of study on the same subjects, and as a tool for intervention in classes in which they highlight situations similar to those presented in the video. For each section these are proposed: educational objectives, scenarios, a summary about emerged content from the convertations with the boys, a few significant phrases taken from video, to broaden the discussion, in-depth activities, which to the group are poroposed as laboratories to improve the comprehension of the topic..
The video collection can be variously used, for example in the use of video and use of meaningful sentences and it is suggested to adopt the methodology of “circle time” in which the conductor has a role of facilitator between all participants. In this phase, all the ideas can be expressed as having equal dignity, as long as motivated by the proponents. This mode is particularly delicate because homophobia, racism, sexual harassment inevitably recall ethical positions. Using this methodology it’s important to overshadow the personal judgment of the adult. The teacher plays the role of guarantor of communication while keeping the discussion anchored in the principle of respect for each other and all of the views expressed in that area.
The extension activities are labor input to broaden and enrich in the concrete experience according to the characteristics of the group and the conductor. The task will result easier thanks to the strong link between the issues presented, the boys direct experience. The scenarios were used as a pretext to start the discussion reported in the video. They can also be used as a material stimulus to trigger a debate in the classroom.