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School bullying prevention

Guideline for Head Teachers

Principals are a key agent in the prevention and intervention against bullying, a risk factor of early school leaving. Their main task is to promote and encourage the actions of other agents, that is teachers, families and students. They should also take into account the needs arising from such actions to address them. Some of these needs are sometimes related to the times and places, so that meeting and working together could be sometimes difficult. Also, they should recognize the work done in this area by teachers and other professionals. Therefore the headteachers, in order to act properly, should have a deep knowledge of the problem to be coped with, and they should be sensitive to the variety of groups involved, as well as to the different ways of confrontation. The following steps may be helpful, so that principals can promote appropriate interventions against bullying.
  1. Understanding the Complexity of the Phenomenon of Bullying
  2. Making a Team to Develop an Anti-Bullying School Policy
  3. Good Practices and Experiences Based on Evidence
  4. Evaluating the School Situation from Different Points of View
  5. Planning or Choosing Protocols of Action
  6. Giving Priority to Preventive Action Lines
  7. Establishing Programs for Students at Risk
  8. Implementing direct intervention programs
  9. Evaluating the Process and the Outcomes, and Establishing Improvement Proposals
  10. Publishing and Disseminating the Experience

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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.