June 21st students and teachers participants in the DisAbsue training in Italy, presented their experince during the “Stop Cyberbullying Day” event organised by the Cybersmile Fondation. The edition proposed an innovative event, where WeZum, the International Youth Observatory of the “Pontificia Scholas Occurrentes” Foundation, in collaboration with Time4Child, organised the first online conference against bullying and cyberbullying. The conference was entitled #StopCyberbullyingDay – 24h Scholas Talks, with Fondazione Mondo Digitale as content partner.
The event a was 24-hour marathon virtual conference where over 130 speakers, young people, academics, teachers, journalists, legislators, as well as representatives of social organizations, families, technology companies and government entities from around the world, joined in a global conversation about the issues of bullying and cyberbullying, on how to contrast and prevent them. Participants also include experts from academia and social organisations such as Dan Raisbeck, (Cybersmile Foundation - #StopCyberBullyingDay), Nicholas Carlisle (No Bully Foundation), Leslee Udwin (Think Equal), Fondazione Barcelona, Janice Richardson (Safer Internet Day) and others.
During the event, Fondazione Mondo Digitale shared the experience of DisAbuse: Disablist Bullying project in which were implemented new interactive educational courses to prevent and combat bullying, particularly for subjects with special needs. The course organised in Italy included the acquisition of new competences and new inclusive socialisation models that involved teachers together with special needs students, with the innovative application of the Lego Serious Play Methodology.
Some participants of the course; Pier, Demis and Francesco together with their school teacher or psychologist and psychotherapist; shared their experience through video interviews that were presented during the online conference. To view the interviews follow this link.
In the framework of the virtual marathon, Wezum presented its First Global Report on Cyberbullying, produced by surveying over 5000 young men and women who participated in Scholas activities in recent years along with the study developed by the scientific committee.