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Combating cyberbullying

27 Maggio Mag 2014 1439 27 maggio 2014

The final event for the #DeleteCyberbullying project, led by COFACE, is going to take place on the 4th of June in Brussels.

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The final event for the #DeleteCyberbullying project, led by COFACE, is going to take place on the 4th of June in Brussels.

Children, young people and adults spend more and more time online. The continuously growing number of social media platforms, online opportunities also increase the risks of running into inappropriate websites, images, and in the case of cyber-bullying, it also increases the risk of anonymous threats, abuse and bullying.
Cyberbullying is the use of the Internet and related technologies to harm other people, in a deliberate, repeated, and hostile manner.
The COFACE-led #DeleteCyberbullying project through the cooperation of the international partners contribute to developing a common approach to risk-prevention, information and guidelines to families, parents, children and other relevant stakeholders. COFACE as the Confederation of Family Organisations in the European Union, brings together a large number of civil society organisations with the aim of giving a voice to all families and representing the issues most important to them at the European level.
As the European Commission funded project comes to its end, COFACE wants to take stock of the milestones and achievements of the campaign and look at the challenges that still lie ahead.
The final conference and the launch of the #DeleteCyberbullying smartphone app, designed to educate and raise awareness about cyberbullying for teachers, parents and teens will take place on the 4th of June at the Northern Ireland Executive Brussels Office. The event will feature speeches from Ministers from Northern Ireland, as well as from the European Commission, research presentations, industry initiatives, policy best practice.