The Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training – Combating online bullying

Combating online bullying

The Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training aims to prevent and reduce bullying among young people, and has additional granted funding for activities in upper secondary schools.

In cooperation with the county of Østfold, Specifique has designed a program on the topic of antibullying and hate speech online.
The concept has three overall learning objectives:

  • Increase young people´s knowledge of online safety and security
  • Increase insight into how students can reduce own vulnerability when using social media
  • Increase understanding of the consequences of own behavior online

The course consists of 4 parts, and is completed during the school year. The students are engaged individually and in groups, and solve tasks that focus on attitudes while at the same time triggering curiosity. The methods used include dialogue mats, video clips, and interactive surveys. Teachers are strongly involved - for example through class sessions, where they introduce and follow up the different parts of the program.

The learning program has helped raise awareness about young people´s habits online, and a greater understanding of the consequences of their own online behavior. The program  will be conducted in Østfold county municipality for the third consecutive year in 2017.

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