Humiliating and putting others down, posting their pictures, videos or private information, insultive comments, creating fake profiles, threatening or harassing messages, stalking - that all is cyber-violence.It has already cost their lives for some, for others it caused a lot of worry and fear. Meanwhile, the society is still only learning how to deal with it. What can we do? How to help a friend who is facing cyber violence? Are men affected by cyber violence differently than women? What is the role of by-standers, how to work with the aggressors, and is it really the victim who is to judge?To stop cyber violence from happening, we need to talk about what causes it, what it consists of and what are its consequences.
We believe it is the young people themselves who are the best experts on the online world they are part of and that they have the power to change it. That is why we choose not to lecture the young people on how they should act, instead we seek to empower them in making the right change themselves! Over 2 years we work with a group of 20 students of secondary schools from all around the Czech Republic. During the Spring 2020 they participate in a serie of trainings, meet experts and acquire skills, knowledge and confidence. They learn about the mechanisms of violence, gender, how to help, the legal context, but also on how to lead group discussions and activities based on non-formal education, work in a team or manage an own project. As the whole project is taking place parallelly also Austria and Romania, the total number of 60 peer leaders meet also for a week-long intercultural seminar. Together with the students we co-create the methodology of the workshop, fitting the best the reality of the young people. In the school year 2020/21 our peer leaders deliver this workshop to their peers in schools, while they are supported and mentored within a serie of reflection rounds by the peer trainers from Konsent. The methodology will then be presented within national and international conference in 2021, offered to teachers, youth workers, and whoever could use them in order to raise the awareness on the topic. Find out more at http://project-power.eu
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The project is led by peer trainers Ivan Kobelev (email@example.com) a Bára Nechanická (firstname.lastname@example.org).