Harassment : a victim, a witness… what to do ? These are the actions and reactions to adopt
What to do in case of harassment ? On the occasion of the Day national anti-harassment in the school this Thursday, 7 November 2019, Purebreak reminds you of the actions and reactions to adopt. You may be a victim or a witness, you can act !
Say stop ! While 700 00 children are victims of bullying each year in France, according to the government, Purebreak take advantage of the Day national anti-harassment in the school this Thursday, 7 November 2019, to recall the actions and reactions to have, that you are a victim or a witness.
What to do in case of harassment ?
If you are a victim, the first thing to do is to talk about it around you (a(e) friend(e), to parents, to a professor…). This person will help you to make sure that this stops. If you can’t do that, you can also go on the website that are Not harassment or on their page facebook, and to call the toll-free number 3020 (open Monday to Friday from 9h to 20h and Saturday of 9h to 18h). On the phone, psychologists and education professionals provide advice to victims, parents and witnesses of a situation.
If the harassment took place on the internet, which is increasingly common these days despite some measures taken by the social networks, you can also call anonymously numbers such as Net Ecoute 0800 200 000 (Free, anonymous, confidential and open Monday to Friday from 9h to 19h), which provides support for victims of cyber-harassment and to remove these events online. This is the message that wants to convey TikTok, which is associated with the Association e-Enfance through a joint campaign.
You are the witness ? Act !
If you are the witness, you must identify, listen to, and especially to report the situation to the school leader, the referrer, or by calling the 3020. Once alerted, the warden will collect the testimony of the victim, conduct interviews with witnesses separately, with the alleged perpetrators, with the victim’s relatives, witnesses and perpetrators. It will then decide what measures of protection and punishment and ensure the implementation of these measures. Finally, it would raise awareness at the level of the classes concerned. On the other hand, it is important not to try to solve the problem by violence, it could make it worse.