Recent research has shown that bullying remains a pervasive problem, which continues to plague schools and requires interventions that involve all school stakeholders, and are grounded in the curriculum (Mark and Ratcliffe, 2011). The former Daphne project “Designing evidence-based strategies and actions to face bullying by considering socio-ethnic diversities in school populations” (2011) report argues that a dynamic, adaptable and ‘whole-school’ approach is necessary to deal with bullying and its collateral effects.
In this regard, CARDET announces the launch of the project “Combat Bullying: A Whole School Program” (ComBuS), which aims to develop a whole school program, not only in terms of target groups, but also in terms of the content of the activities and their format. All stakeholders – students, teachers, school staff, school leaders, and parents – will be empowered to combat bullying and create healthy and safe school communities. This will be done by using a blended approach to fighting bullying in face-to-face, online and mobile encounters including experiential workshops, online learning platforms, networking sites and mobile applications.
CARDET will work closely with six European partner-organizations from Palma de Mallorca, Romania, Greece, Italy and Ireland. This partnership will cover a wide range of expertise and experience related to the scope and the aims of the project ComBuS in order to combat bullying in schools.