About the project

The idea of this project appeared after a series of surveys conducted in a number of schools from different countries mentioned bullying between the most traumatizing experiences which marks many childhoods. Thus, according to evidence based on a large number of studies, close to half of all children will experience school bullying at some point while they are at primary or at secondary school. Child bullying is a serious problem and it can be very harmful, on long term, to children. Child bullying can damage their own self-image in ways that can affect them for life. Children who are bullied can be affected emotionally and socially and their schoolwork suffers. In some cases, serious depression and attempted suicide can result from childhood bullying. Also statistics demonstrate that there is a connection between bullying and lacking self-esteem. All the pupils suffering from lacking of self-esteem present bad academic performance and they don’t have positive learning experiences. They constantly show embarrassment or discomfort even talking about school. All these pupils have a reduced sense of belonging and they have lost the feeling being connected to. The project intends to offer possible solutions to these problems, by using innovative and student-centred pedagogical approaches which will improve students’ own personalities, build their self-esteem and combat the dangers of being bullied Thus the students and the teachers will acquire new key competences and they will develop basic and transversal skills that will help them cope with any type of aggression, violence and bullying. We involved in the partnership different schools, with different backgrounds, from all around Europe in order to share innovative practices and experiences and we will also collaborate with an institute IFOS from Cagliari (Italy)which provides career professional counselling and formation services, specialized in bullying and cyberbullying which will asssure for the teachers involved a specialized training programme in order to strengthen their professional profile and competences to better meet the needs of the children exposed to violence and aggression. Also during the implementation stages of the project, we will integrate the good practices and the new acquired methods into daily school activities, thus hoping to contribute to preventing bullying situations and by building children self-esteem to really help those at risk of early school leaving or with high risk of exclusion. Specifically the objectives which we want to achieve with the project are: 1. To promote a successful partnership ín order to provide a more attractive education and training while working on the topic of bullying, cyberbullying and self-esteem in the frame of each school curricula; 2. To develop students’ and teachers’ key competences and skills such as: foreign languages skills, digital/ICT competences,project management and entrepreneurship skills while working on the project topics; 3. To raise pupils’ understanding of the phenomenon /types of bullying and making them develop a responsible behaviour by involving in the prevention and finding of effective solutions; 4.To promote students’ interest for developing a healthy self-esteem attitude 5. To determine teachers’ acquiring of innovative and modern pedagogical approaches thus contributing to improving the students’ school and personal accomplishment 6. To improve students’ motivation for learning with the help of interesting and less conventional activities of the project.

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