Module 1 - Sexual Victimisation
Please, keep in mind that the current course is introductory. It has been designed for kindergarten and elementary school teachers in Europe working with children from 3 to 12 years old with no previous training in violence against children. If you wish to find out about more specialized or advanced courses for other type of professionals, contexts or students, please visit the extra resources proposed at the end of the course.
- Introduction To Child Sexual Victimisation
- Real story
- Definition Of Child Sexual Victimisation
- What can you do to tackle child sexual victimisation?
- What can you do about a suspected case of child sexual abuse?
- What is the procedure in your country?
Module 2 - Physical And Emotional Maltreatment
Module 3 - Bullying Victimisation
Module 4 - Resilience
Effects Of Bullying Victimisation
Bullying victimisation and cybervictimisation can have negative consequences across different domains of children’s lives (Casper & Card, 2017; Gini et al., 2018; Gini & Pozzoli, 2013; Reijntjes et al., 2010) Examples include:
In sum, being bullied increases the likelihood of poor psychosocial adjustment, both in the short term (when bullying is occurring) and in the long term (later in life). As we have seen in the initial story “Danny often goes back home sad and anxious, he frequently suffers from headaches and stomach aches, and lately he has no interest in going out and having fun”.
Like Danny, other children may consider escaping bullying by withdrawing from social interactions, changing school or dropping out and, in extreme cases, enacting self-harming behaviours or attempting suicide.
According to Flavia, a victim of bullying and cyberbullying: “Too much suffering, too much pain, one attached to the other like the carriages of a train. In that period I began to loose lucidity and in moments of maximum despair, to doubt myself, my ideals and my worth… The enemy was invisible, hidden behind cell phone keyboards, in the corridors of the school or in the streets in my neighbourhood. Cruel teasing… was on the agenda…and then I thought that isolation was the only possible solution.”