T.A.B.B.Y. TRIP IN EU Threat Assessment of Bullying Behaviour in Youngsters TRansferring Internet Preventive procedures in Europe
Nowadays, in European countries the use of the web and that of mobiles constitutes the first way to communicate among youths. This implies that conflicts, aggression and bullying take place (also) in the cyber world.
The T.A.B.B.Y project (Threat Assessment of Bullying Behavior) aims at increasing the awareness of the risk when using the web or any electronic form of communication and at learning information and skills to protect themselves. Several studies have shown that there are different forms of cyberbullying and that it’s highly correlated with bullying at school; often it derives from it. Sometimes it happens that those who are bullied at school retaliate via the web.
The approach we used in this project takes into consideration a series of individual, social, and individual factors and contextual ones, investigating how these factors interact in the course of time and affect any antisocial behavior.
The Tabby project we say is European not only because partners come from different EU countries, but because the method and approach used will be disseminated in other Countries. The purpose is to promote a climate where the web is seen and used in a ‘safe’ way. Best practices are shared and disseminated to help our kids to increase their wellbeing, reduce and prevent antisocial behavior and ultimately stop crime.