Youth participation in bullying prevention
Bullying prevention in the digital age needs to build on youth engagement and partnership between school staff, parents and students. Beyond conventional anti-bullying efforts, the approach provided by Mannerheim League for Child Welfare and its international partner organizations argues for a better learning environment with positive and supportive teacher-student and peer relations.
Promoting student-led actions and supportive bystander behaviour is essential among adolescents who value their autonomy and communicate in digital environments. The downloadable materials on the bottom of this page provide a preventive approach and a practical guide to integrate youth participation and digital dimension in bullying prevention.