Italian teenagers use Facebook to stand up to bullies

by Beatrice Credi - 2016.02.15
Italian teenagers use Facebook to stand up to bullies
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'MaBasta!' (but enough!) - this isn't just an exclamation but also an Italian acronym for the anti bullying movement run by teenage students. It's the first anti bullying movement organised and created by 14-15 year olds. The students of Class 1a at the Galilei-Costa school in Lecce got together and have worked to fight against the phenomenon. By setting up this new project, the pupils aim to create an informal association for all young people who, like them, don't accept or tolerate the actions of bullies. They have created a logo, set up a Facebook page and are working on the creation and publication of a self-produced website. Their first campaign has already been launched, consisting of short videos and selfies used to personally say 'Enough!'

Published in Bullying and violence.
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