According to the European Commission, Cyberbullying
is repeated verbal or psychological harassment carried out by an
individual or group against others. It can take many forms: mockery,
insults, threats, rumours, gossip, “happy slapping”, disagreeable
comments or slander. Interactive online services (e-mail, chat rooms,
instant messaging) and mobile phones have given bullies new
opportunities and ways in which they can abuse their victims.
The #DeleteCyberbullying project brings together eight partners from seven countries from Februay 2013 to July 2014.
Several objectives of the #DeleteCyberbullying project:
- A general acknowledgementthat cyberbullying is a real and substantial danger and causes immediate and significant harm.
- An exchange of best practice about recognition,
monitoring and prevention of harmful on-line communication and
cyberbullying, especially in schools and families.
- Specific recommendationsto policy and decision makers at EU and Member States levels – examples of prevention campaigns with positive impact.
- Development of an on-line campaign material
and encourage the involvement of children and young people, who want to
be part of the social and behavioural change we would like to create.