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School bullying prevention

Guideline for Teachers

Drop out can be caused by bullying experiences, either in the role of the aggressor or in that of the victim. In this sense, empirical research and best practices have shown that the most suitable line of action against bullying is to adopt a perspective focused on the whole policy approach (WPA). Thus, although it is obvious that teachers should act in any bullying event, it is also clear they also have to prevent it, that is, even when we do not perceive any bullying problem at a first glance. Teachers have a great opportunity to prevent and reduce bullying. Therefore, their tasks must turn around its prevention, their action with pupils at risk and the intervention with implied pupils. All of these actions should be performed with the adaption - as much as possible - to the particular characteristics of the school and, possibly, with the best level of quality. In order to achieve these goals, we recommend the following phases:
  1. Understanding the Complexity of Bullying
  2. Knowing Best Practices and Evidence-Based Practices
  3. Exploring the Situation of the School
  4. Perceiving the Initial Situation from Different School Perspectives
  5. Giving Priority to Preventive Action Lines
  6. Establishing Programs for Students at Risk
  7. Implementing Direct Intervention Programs
  8. Designing or Selecting Protocols of Action
  9. Evaluating the Process and Outcome, 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.