CESI@noon on the European dimension of Cyberbullying

28 Oct 2014, keywords :

On Tuesday 18 November, CESI will host a round table debate on the European dimension of cyberbullying, bringing stakeholders together. The event will start at 1pm preceded by a cocktail lunch from 12 noon.

CESI@noon on the European dimension of Cyberbullying

Bullying is not a new problem, but its reach has extended through new technologies. Bullying previously did not go far beyond the school gates. Social media and communication applications however can permanently expose children to this kind of harm.

The problem also lies in a change in behaviour of a new generation that has grown up with social media (the so-called digital natives). Children often have a better knowledge of technology and applications than their parents and can have a different awareness of what is legal or socially acceptable.

The role of education, parents, teachers, social workers, but also police and security staff cannot be underestimated. Internet and social media literacy has become a completely new and a constantly developing field of awareness. At the same time questions are raised from cyberbullying, such as if teachers have the right to intervene in what is considered to be children’s private lives.

Cyberbullying has an impact on all European member states. Different projects have been launched to measure the extent of the phenomenon. The next step could be to create a common platform on the European level, which brings in the different European institutions to the debate and could be fed by the experiences of practitioners – such as teachers, justice officers and other public service representatives.

Tuesday 18 November 2014


(Cocktail lunch from 12pm)

The European dimension of Cyberbullying – bringing stakeholders together

Round table debate moderated by Yves PASCOUAU, European Policy Centre

 With the participation of:

         Peter K. SMITH, University of London

         Claude HEISER, President of CESI’s Education Trade Council

         Martin SCHMALZRIED , Policy Officer, Confederation of Family Organisations in the EU (COFACE)

        DG Connect, European Commission

        Josef WEIDENHOLZER,  MEP S&D




Avenue de la Joyeuse Entrée 1-5

1040 Bruxelles

(Metro Schuman)

To register for the event, please contact info@cesi.org by Friday 14 November