At the end of February eight teachers from Olhão schools travelled to North Macedonia, where they have the chance take part to the first Learning Activity of WTSB – Working Together to Stop Bullying: they learned about the Shared Concerned Method, to prevent and fight the bullying and cyberbullying phenomenon, together with participants from APY (Armenian Progressive Youth) and CID (Centre for Intercultural Dialogue).
WTSB – Working Together to Stop Bullying is a project of a strategic partnership between MOJU (Juvenile Movement in Olhão), CID (Center for Intercultural Dialogue), APY (Armenian Progressive Youth) and YEU. After all the pandemic obstacles finally we were able to have our first Learning Event that took place in the last week of February in Berovo, North Macedonia.
It was, in fact, a successful event, where Teachers and Youth Workers had the opportunity to learn with Marija Stankovska and Alexandros Tzamalis, researchers and experts in the subject, The Shared Concerned Method. This is a method to prevent and deal with bullying and cyber bullying using mostly peer work, allowing both perpetrators and victims, with role play and other tools, recognize their behaviors and be aware of them.
Now it’s time to implement this method in schools and NGOs of the participants’ countries, and share the results that will be presented in Olhão, Portugal. The portuguese teachers considered this resource so useful that they, together with MOJU, are trying to bring the experts to our city, to teach other teachers about this method, although it is not planned.
At the same time we are developing an online platform about the project and the methodology itself, but most of all, we want this platform to be a useful tool and resource for everyone that work with children and young people and, for sure, are confronted with this phenomenon. Soon you will be able to visit the site www.endbullying.eu!