Training day this Wednesday for the principals of colleges and inspectors from the Toulouse academy. National Education presented them with the program to combat bullying at school, called pHARe. Behind this acronym, a new way to fight harassment in establishments. First, by training in each school and college “a resource team for the management, identification and prevention of harassment situations” explains Christelle Martinie, harassment referent at the Toulouse academy.
Weak signals of harassment that are difficult to detect
Then, by designating in the colleges anti-harassment ambassadors, responsible for carrying out actions on the subject. “They will be actors of prevention within their establishment. The goal is to make the child actor by explaining to him that his friend is not doing well, by asking him if he knows why”, continues Christelle Martinie.
By involving the students and raising the awareness of the entire educational community of a college, the National Education wants to detect weak signals for end the situation as quickly as possible harassment. “They are often overlooked, because the children do not speak, often out of fear, notes Brigitte Artaut, principal of a college in the Tarn. These weak signals, you have to know how to detect them. “
A project experienced in the academy
For two years, six establishments experience the program in the Toulouse academy, including the Jean-Jacques Rousseau college in Labastide-Saint-Pierre (Tarn-et-Garonne). Thanks to pHARe, “it makes the problem of collective harassment, explains Laurent Estève, the principal. Rather than understanding the students in a situation, that is to say that such and such is suffering from this problem, it is the whole educational community which is vigilant. “
From sentinel students are appointed in the classes, ambassadors take action to talk about harassment. It allows teachers and management to react more quickly to certain situations. The latest example is the wave of cyberbullying on Tik Tok and Twitter that targeted students born in 2010. “Faced with the phenomenon, our ambassadors reacted immediately, says Laurent Estève. They had the idea of creating a small video to denounce these practices on social networks. “
Beyond students and teachers, the pHARe program also aims to alert parents on harassment. Workshops will be scheduled in the coming years in the establishments.