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30/06/2020
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Let`s ditch the cyberbullying

The cyber bullying red button on silver keyboard .

Costinesti, Romania


About Ingens Risus

We are a non-governmental non-profit organization that aims to sustain the interest of the youth from rural and small urban areas and help them to develop key competences necessary in everyday life. We aim for strengthening the relationships between the people who come from minorities or different ethnic or social environments. Our organisation represents a fusion of two aspects: the need of having an instance for developing projects or activities and the sense of initiative which helped us in improving other activities in which we took part. Therefore, we decided in March 2017 to create an organisation which will contribute to the personal and professional development of the youth from minorities and which have fewer opportunities.

About Let`s ditch the cyberbullying

Currently we do not have information about when this project will be implemented. You can read the summary bellow and if you are interested you can leave your e-mail and we will contact you with more info 🙂

First of all, it is important to specify that cyber bullying refers to its forms but also to its prevention. In this century, being rich

in everything that the Internet means, young people do not know how to deal with an online threat and how to act on it.

Young people say they have little knowledge of this subject because they are not thought in schools or institutions about this

topic. This in one of the reason why youths do not know how to manage what is happening with them online, why, and how

they can go through it.

According to Bitdefender 4 out of 5 adolescents under the age of 18 in RO say they were the target of online harassment

(https://bit.ly/2XCKjAL). In HU regarding the cyberbullying, 33.4% of all participating students reported being involved in

cyber bullying at least once or twice, and 2.8% more than twice in the previous 4 months (63.8% never bullied anybody

online). With regard to cyber victimization, 31.1% of all participating students reported being involved in cyber victimization

at least once or twice, and 2.6% more than twice in the previous 4 months (66.3% never was a cyber-victim). In the CZ, the

help-line Linka bezpečí, which is available for youth under 18 have showed an increase in the number of school pupils

complaining of cyber-bullying. In addition, bullying is also one of the most reported issues for Czech young people (https://

eacea.ec.europa.eu/national-policies/sites/youthwiki/files/gdlczech_republic.pdf). With regards to MK, in a study of WHO 8%

of 15-year-old female respondents have experienced at least once cyber-bullied mean messages and 12% of the 15-yearold

male respondents.

The current project started from the initiative of 3 young people from Gheorgheni (RO) who were victims of cyber bullying

and did not know how to react because they did not have a preparation on this topic. Cyber bullying is a form of bullying and

harassment on the internet especially among youths. Anda Moldovan, one of the students came up with the idea to initiate a

project that will answer their need, empower youths to find solutions to cyber bullying. Participating in several E + projects

and realizing that more and more young people face online harassment has decided to contact her friends in the country

and other countries who have had similar experiences and bring them to “fight“ against cyber bullying because:

– low level of understanding the differences between cyber bullying and freedom of expression on internet

– limited approach of the topic

– poor knowledge on how to cope with cyber bullying

– their motivation to fight back to cyber bullying, they contacted some of the participants from HU, MK and CZ that were

attending the YE as well and pitched their idea to them. They found it very useful and decided to contact our association to

support and help them organize the project, which we agreed on without hesitation.

Goal

Create an international non-formal context between 20-29.07.2021 in Costinesti, Romania in which 40 young people from

RO, HU, CZ and MK share opinions and experiences on cyberbullying experiences, learn how to cope with online pressure

and especially with online aggression and to raise their awareness with regards to this phenomenon.

Objectives to be met by the end of the project:

1. Increase awareness of the 40 young participants from RO, HU, CZ and MK with respect to the phenomenon of

cyberbullying;

2. Increase the knowledge about the consequences of cyber bullying and prevention methods among the 40 young

participants;

3. Raise the level of precaution on the internet and the awareness of the cyber-bullying danger among 200 pupils (indirect

beneficiaries) from the partner’s communities.

Contribution to E+ objectives:

1.The Inclusion and Diversity Strategy by contributing to the inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities in

transnational projects, addressing diversity in our project and promote E+.

2. NA call on 2020:

– Horizontal Priority: promote inclusion, diversity, equality, gender balance and non-discrimination in education by involving

youths with fewer opportunities and by organizing a project at a transnational level. Also, by stimulating the development of

online safety and well-being in the digital world and combat the phenomenon of

bullying (including cyber bullying and online violence), our project tackling this specific problem.

– Specific Priority: by involving and connecting young people and empower them to actively participate in a transnational project that addresses cyberbullying, a phenomenon that causes different types of social exclusion of those affected.

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