Like father, like son - Parental education and Augmented Reality to prevent bullying among children.
Like Father Like Son
Protecting our family
Today’s society shows progression and a slight openness to past taboo concepts, such as gender, sexual orientation, physical disability and mental illness, race and religion. Despite this, cases of suicidal behaviours of young people, because of mobbing in schools or cyberbullying online, are still a fact: the last Eurostat of 2016 showed that young people from 15 to 19 years old and young adults from 20 to 24 self-harmed to death, almost in the same percentage of young people dying for transport accidents.
According to the UNESCO publication ‘Behind the numbers: ending school violence and bullying’ (2019) gender and racial differences are key factors in terms of bullying victimization among children. Additionally, school and family appears as key actors in order to reduce children abusive behavior.
In this context, the ‘Like Father Like Son’ project aims to equip parents and guardians of children (10-15 years old) with knowledge, skills and tools to support them deal with such issues and contribute in the prevention of bullying and children violence.
Specifically, it aims to:
- Design an educational framework based on the lifelong learning needs of parents
-Motivating parents towards digital literacy and conscious parental control of mobile applications and social networks used by their children
-Educating parents to transmit values of tolerance and non-discrimination to their children so that they do not grow up as bullies or as victims.
- Like Father Like Son Syllabus – using input from the direct target group of the project (parents of children between 10 and 15 years old) this syllabus address the needs identified
- Like Father Like Son Learning Material – targeting the needs of parents/ guardians
- Like Father Like Son AR game – to empower children to develop key skills in relation to combating and preventing bullying incidents
- Like Father Like Son guideline for parents – providing practical guidelines for parents on how to use the material is developed