Against school violence

About aggression and violence at school

Violence and harassment are violations of human rights. They are a problem with serious mental and physical effects on victims. The authors of this film about school violence and bullying are students from Blagoevgrad who want to draw attention to the seriousness of the problem. They want to say that rights come with responsibilities. Everyone has a responsibility to create a safe environment by standing up to every instance of violence and harassment. When schools and communities fail to act to stop bullying, they are failing in their responsibility to protect the rights of the victim. Students also have a responsibility to protect the rights of others by directly defending the victim and standing up to bullies, or by reporting bullies’ behavior to school authorities. When everyone responds immediately with appropriate action, school bullying will have no ground.

Regarding bullying at school, you should know that:

  • Bullying is not “just a joke”, but violence that causes suffering, humiliation, loneliness and isolation.
  • Bullying is not “part of the system” and should not be accepted.
  • Only by standing up to bullying can people make a difference.
  • No one deserves to be bullied.
  • If you are a victim of bullying, don’t think that the problem is with you.
  • If you are being harassed, react!
  • Don’t turn a blind eye, don’t let the bully continue to bully you or others.
  • Don’t isolate yourself!
  • Support the one being bullied!

Authors: Stiliyan Donchev, Teodora Dimitrova, students from 7th Secondary school “Kuzman Shapkarev”, Blagoevgrad