„Prevention of bullying and cyberbullying. What works? Under which circumstances and for whom?“ seminar will take place on 30th March at 16-18 in Tartu at Narva mnt 18-1022 (Delta building). It will be carried out by Ersilia Menesini who is Professor at University of Florence.
Ersilia Menesini is professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of Florence (Italy) and director of the Department of Education, Languages, Intercultures, Literatures and Psychology. Former president of the European Association of Developmental Psychology, her research focuses on peer violence and aggressive behaviour in adolescence and childhood, specifically school bullying, peer rejection, dating aggression, cyberbullying and risk behaviours in virtual contexts. Within these areas, she has investigated the role of individual and contextual factors and how evidence based interventions can prevent and reduce the problem. Recent aims of her research are mainly related to bullying, cyberbullying and online risk behavior.
Bullying and cyberbullying affect a considerable number of children and adolescents, with serious consequences for school performance, health and emotional well-being. To understand bullying a promising approach is the individual by context approach, which implies that social contexts can either attenuate or exacerbate the effect of individual characteristics on bullying behavior. Within this interactional framework, the paper reviews studies which lie at the intersection between two research areas, bullying knowledge and anti-bullying interventions research. Specifically, studies that show how the relation between individual vulnerability and bullying is moderated by class norms, peer behaviors and teacher interventions will be discussed. Following these results, translation implications will be analyzed focusing on:
1) studies evaluating interventions which aim to change peer behaviors and class norms;
2) studies investigating the circumstances under which an intervention may work or not; and
3) studies focusing on the effectiveness of an intervention in relation to the different target population.
You can register here until 14th March.
University of Tartu ASTRA project PER ASPERA is funded by European Regional Development Fund.