Bullying in schools is a worldwide problem that damages the general school climate and infringes pupils’ right to learn in a safe, unthreatening environment. The solutions require effort, but are neither costly nor legally complex. Whole-school human rights and citizenship education programmes bring everyone together to combat bullying, giving pupils as well as teachers, parents and school staff an important role to play.
The Beat Bullying actors, aged 10 to 16, discussed the causes and solutions to bullying with teachers, parliamentarians and representatives of parents associations at the film’s launch. The launch took place at a side event during the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly session on Thursday 30 January 2014.
See these Council of Europe manuals:
Democratic Governance of Schools
(A guide especially for headteachers)
Compasito: a manual on human rights education for children (lesson plans for teachers and trainers)
The Council of Europe's film Beat Bullying shows how whole-school human rights and citizenship education programmes equip students and pupils with the understanding, skills and confidence they need to help stop bullying and violence at school, including cyberbullying.
Snežana Samardžić-Marković, Director General of Democracy, Council of Europe