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Lower Secondary School
School bullying
S. is 6th grade student in our school. I remember his first day in the school. He was friendly and successful student. He was the winner of chess tournament in the field of school activity in the school. He took prize in front of the whole school. He was so happy that he didn’t take off his medal during two weeks.
After a while, S. began not to g oto school. Even he wasn’t going to chess course which he liked very much. He, successful student, was quiet uninterested in his lessons. What could be the reason for S.’s changing? I began to follow S. closely. He was running away from me not to speak. F irstly I talked to his friends who are in his classroom. I asked them what would happen to him. Nobody knew nothing. I went to S.’s home as a last chance. His parents said that a few weeks ago when he came home, his clothes were torn and there were scars on his body. They asked what happened to him but S. said that he fell down. Parents understood that he was lying as he seemed fearful and anxious. However, they didn’t insist on talking about this. Because S. wasn’t talking with anybody.
I arranged a meeting in guidance service for S. But it didn’t work. S. didn’t tell anything what he lived. We talked with family again and S. started to go to Guidance and Research Center. According to report from Guidance and Research Center S. exposed to violence from elder students. After S. took the prize, he exposed to violence from these students. So he wasn’t going to school. S. wouldn’t overcome this lonely. S had to understand that every students won’t practice violence and his friend will be happy for his success. When S. was in this case, I took care of him. While he was going to school, I walked with him. I was with him all the time, both in the school and out of the school. S. overcame his fears by and by and he was feeling that he wasn’t alone. He understood that everybody doesn’t practice violence. At the same time he had psychologist’s support. Because S. didn’t want to play chess and he was still uninterested in his lessons. He didn’t want to success anything.
After a while, psychologist support began to work. S. was participating in the lessons in active way. Instead of fear, S. had liveliness in his eyes. S. was getting better. S. was aware of that anybody doesn’t feel bad things for his success and he has to be proud of his success. Anymore, S. wasn’t running away from old ones, she became friend with them and thanked them for their congratulating. After a while S. became more successful and be the winner of chess tournament in province.
If S.’s changing wasn’t realized by his teacher, S. could give up the school. Because he would run away from elder people and be alone. But it didn’t go like this. Teacher who realized S.’s changing was interested in him. He showed a close friendship to him. He showed that he wasn’t alone. Teacher contacted with S.’s family and wanted them to help. Communication between teacher and parents is the most important factor for S.’s success.
Not only teacher but also psychologist is also another important factor. By setting appropriate atmosphere, he determines people’s problems and it works well.
Another factor for S.’s recovery is finding solution thanks to communication between school and Guidance and Research Center.

20 December 2014

Final Partners’ meeting

The fourth partners’ meeting took place in Florence (IT) on 15 December 2014. The meeting had the objective to check the activities carried out since the third meeting of the project and share and assess the in progress results. A special focus has been dedicated to the presentation of the strategies to solve the case scenarios.