Digital Safety Smarts

A project for understanding cyberbullying and how to avoid it

Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is bullying with the use of digital technologies. It can take place on social media, messaging platforms, gaming platforms and mobile phones. It is repeated behaviour, aimed at scaring, angering or shaming those who are targeted. Examples include:

  • spreading lies about or posting embarrassing photos or videos of someone on social media

  • sending hurtful, abusive or threatening messages, images or videos via messaging platforms

  • impersonating someone and sending mean messages to others on their behalf or through fake accounts.

Face-to-face bullying and cyberbullying can often happen alongside each other. But cyberbullying leaves a digital footprint – a record that can prove useful and provide evidence to help stop the abuse.

When bullying happens online it can feel as if you’re being attacked everywhere, even inside your own home. It can seem like there’s no escape. The effects can last a long time and affect a person in many ways:

  • Mentally – feeling upset, embarrassed stupid, even afraid or angry

  • Emotionally – feeling ashamed or losing interest in the things you love

  • Physically – tired (loss of sleep), or experiencing symptoms like stomach aches and headaches

If you’re being bullied online, we encourage you to talk to a parent, teacher or someone else you can trust – you have a right to be safe and supported.

We also make it easy to report any bullying directly within Facebook or Instagram.

If you ever feel someone is bullying you or otherwise being inappropriate, reach out to someone you trust - for example, a parent, a teacher or a caregiver – who can provide support.


Some Pictures of our Day&Night Activities.

About the Project

The youth exchange took place in Curteni, a small town which lies in the heart of Transylvania. It is surrounded by the beautiful Transylvanian plain and provides a breathtaking view of nature. It represents the perfect place to connect with nature and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the place.

For the accommodation, we faced the facility of “Country Court”, which provides modern looking but in the same time traditional decorations, free time spaces and a conference room. It is a place sourounded by nature and beautiful landscapes.

The general objective was to develop a greater understanding for all participants of the various forms of cyberbullying, deeper knowledge about its impact, risk factors and long-term effects on victims and bullies, as well as learn how to develop and enforce structured plans on preventing, recognizing and stopping bullying. Four countries took part in the project-Bulagaria, Czech Republic, Romania and North Macedonia.

Some testimonials from our participant's


Mario Krajoski "Macedonia"

Eva Fišarová

"Czech Republic"


Silvia Simeonova

"Bulgaria"


Adrian-Dimitry Danchef

"Romania"



Raluca Maria Mihai

"Romania"


Onur Bayramoğlu

"Macedonia"


Location of the project

The youth exchange took place in Curteni, a small town that lies in the heart of Transylvania. It is surrounded by the beautiful Transylvanian plain and provides a breathtaking view of nature. It represents the perfect place to connect with nature and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the place.

Accommodation

For the accommodation, we faced the facility of “Country Court”, which provides modern looking but at the same time traditional decorations, free time spaces, and a conference room. It is a place surrounded by nature and beautiful landscapes.