Bullying in schools is a worldwide problem that can have negative consequences for the general school climate and for the right of students to learn in a safe environment without fear. Bullying is the consequence of aggressive behaviour that has to be stopped and prevented. This video looks at the problem of bullying at school, its causes and consequences, and suggests ways of addressing it (more...).
Democracy and Human Rights Start with Us
Five filmed animations reflect children’s perception of democracy and human rights in school and aim to translate in a humorous way some of the key principles of the Council of Europe Charter.
This video shows how the case “Campbell and Cosans v. the United Kingdom” led to the abolition of corporal punishment in all state-supported education in the United Kingdom, and had far reaching consequences, both in the UK and beyond, in terms of the revision of legal practice as well as in terms of the impact on the wellbeing of many children, their families and society as a whole.
Schools are mirrors of our society
Snežana Samardžić-Marković, Director General of Democracy in Council of Europe, discusses the root causes of bullying at school and effective solutions supported and promoted by the Council of Europe.
Democracy and human rights at school
In 2013 a comic strip competition was organised for school students of all ages to explore how children and young people experience democracy and human rights in their daily lives in school. 322 entries were received from member states across Europe, and a short list of 34 was prepared by a panel of specialists working in the field of education. These 34 entries were published online and votes were invited from the public using the varied coordination and education networks of the Council of Europe. 38,338 votes were received with the top four entries receiving over 40% of the votes between them. The top ten entries have been the inspiration behind the five video animations. (more…)