The fight against harassment is ” a fight ” and “Involves everyone”, summarized, Friday, May 28, the Minister of Education Jean-Michel Blanquer, from the college of Ballancourt-sur-Essonne (Essonne), in the great Parisian suburbs.
Accompanied by the wife of the Head of State Brigitte Macron, he announced several measures to fight against this scourge, which would affect one in ten schoolchildren.
School bullying, testifying to rebuild
Generalization of anti-harassment programs
The anti-harassment program “Turnkey”, which had been tested in six academies since September 2019, will be generalized at the start of the next school year to all 5,200 colleges and 3,300 high schools in France.
Each establishment must have a team “Several people trained in the specific management of harassment, in particular through distance training which will be put online from September”, detailed the director general of school education, Édouard Jeffray.
School bullying, the role of teachers in debate
This program also includes the designation of at least “Four or five” students, agreeing to take on the role of“Ambassadors” against harassment. ” What works best in this area is when the students talk to each other ”, note Édouard Jeffray.
Measuring the quality of the school climate
The quality of the school climate will be measured in each establishment, on the basis of anonymous questionnaires (drawn up by researchers) intended for pupils and / or staff. And the college and high school life councils, bringing together student representatives, will be invited to imagine concrete actions to anticipate and manage these bullying phenomena.
School bullying: is justice too passive?
The number of academic advisers, responsible for training teachers and intervening in the most difficult cases of harassment, has increased from around thirty in 2014 to 350 today, the government said. The time range for contacting the numbers to testify and take charge of harassment (30 20) and cyberstalking (30 18) situations has also been extended.
“We still have progress to make” Jean-Michel Blanquer ruled on Friday. “In recent years, we have managed to reduce harassment a little, but we have not succeeded in reducing cyberstalking”. Phenomenon which worsened further during the health crisis.
Since 2019, the right of students to attend school without harassment has been enshrined in law.