BULLYING

Bullying refers to more than just a fight, a nickname or an isolated insult. It is a negative act that is repeated by a student(s) where the victim is unable to defend him or herself. Bullying has negative short and long term consequences for the victim as well as for both witnesses and perpetrators; it authorizes and standardizes violence.

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ANTI-BULLYING PROGRAM

Prevention is the key factor in the fight against bullying. To this end, in addition to raising awareness and training on harassment itself, it is necessary to develop the students’ skills and abilities that will in turn hinder the emergence of violence or exclusion.

HOW DO WE DO IT:

Appvise facilitates the involvement of everyone. It provides simple and practical resources that promote positive relationships among students, the development of social skills, emotional intelligence, non-violent conflict resolution and tolerance. Through the communication network, access to audiovisual content can be carried out quickly and efficiently.

Detection of bullying is complex. It is not only limited to physical assaults but also verbal aggression or subtle behaviors involving social isolation that may go unnoticed by adults.

In addition, the law of silence is established. Assaulters systematically act behind the backs of adults. Fear of retaliation, feelings of guilt or not wanting to worry their families leads victims to not speak out. Witnesses don´t want to be “informers”. In many cases, it can take years before families find out.

HOW DO WE DO IT:

Appvise provides tools to help detect bullying by offering resources and training to all parties concerned (teachers, schools, students and parents). Through the communication tool, immediate contact with the school enables abusive situations to be denounced.

Given the diversity in the profiles of aggressors and victims, treatment of bullying is complex. Disciplinary measures on the offenders or solutions which focus on modifying the way in which the victim behaves prove ineffective. The solution is to change a harmful dynamic that has developed within the group.

HOW DO WE DO IT:

In Appvise we provide training, advice and clear guidelines for parents, teachers and peers in order to work on the cases of bullying by modifying group dynamics.

A common problem when awareness activities are carried out or anti-bullying protocols are applied, is that there is no formal monitoring or verification of the progress. Whats more, in many cases it is unclear whether prevention efforts and treatment are improving the situation. It is necessary to have tools to measure the implemented proposals, evaluate achievements and offer opportunities for improvement.

HOW DO WE DO IT:

Appvise gives teachers, parents and students various tools. It establishes a program which not only accompanies the students´ development but also takes care of their emotional and social well-being.