On the occasion of the Panhellenic Day against School Violence and Bullying (March 6th), COFACE member KMOP sent a strong message against bullying and continue to do so through our Family Lab webinar on the 13th of April.
On the 5th of March KMOP in cooperation with the Regional Directorate of Primary and Secondary Education of Central Macedonia organised the event “Live Without Bullying: Send your message”.
The event brought together the Minister of Education and Religious Affairs, the Deputy Minister of Culture & Sports, the Deputy Minister of Digital Governance, well-known singers, athletes, bullying specialists, educators and students to exchange ideas and give their advice on ways to counter bullying in school, online and in society as well. Fruitful conversations, great ideas and strong messages against bullying were the main highlights in this 3-hour event.
Additionally, a video campaign with the support of the General Secretariat of Sports in Greece has been launched on the 6th of March.
Following these activities, KMOP Director, Educational psychologist and Creator of the Live Without Bullying Project in Greece Antonia Torrens will join the Family Lab webinar series and talk about how to build parents’ communication skills with children, so as to prevent and combat bullying behaviours.
The webinar will take place on the 13th of April from 9:30 – 11:00 am CET. It is divided in 5 sections. The first section is about helping professionals understand what exactly is bullying and the importance of not confusing it with teasing and mockery, as well as about the characteristics of a bullying behavior. The second section aims to help parents understand how to react when they realize that their child is involved in incidents of bullying. The third section refers to the significance of parental behaviors so as to raise the self-esteem of their children so as to react against bullying in an appropriate/suggested way. The fourth section is about how parents can better communicate and collaborate better with the school so as to help their child overcome the difficulties they face. The fifth and last section aims to encourage parents of children who exercise bullying on others, not to be afraid to talk to a specialist and receive help, so as to become able in turn to help their child understand the reasons for not doing so.