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VISCARDI, Norma. The anti- bullying school program in Finland: a prevention instrument that values respect and dignity. Constr. psicopedag. [online]. 2011, vol.19, n.18, pp. 12-18. ISSN 1415-6954.
This article describes a successful University of Turku anti-bullying program designed by the institution's scientific researchers for primary schools in Finland. The project which aims at preventing and controlling bullying in schools was first piloted in 200 volunteer schools in 2007 and 2008 and officially adopted by the Finninsh National Board of Education in 2009. Led by Professors Christina Salmivalli and Elisa Poskiparta, the program is intended to the whole school staff, families , students and the local communities as an educational instrument that values respect and dignity.Taking into consideration that a responsible educator is supposed to be open to learn with other people's successful experiences, this field study that took place in Lohja, Finland in October 2010, has the purpose of becoming an inspiring instrument for specialists to produce and implement effective anti- bullying programs in Brazilian schools.
Keywords : Bullying; Prevention strategies; Systemic program; Respect; Dignity.