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COFACE Families Europe coordinated the European Awareness Raising Campaign on Cyberbullying #DeleteCyberbullying from February 2013 to July 2014. The project was financed under the Daphne III programme of the European Commission.

The project aimed at raising awareness around Europe on the phenomenon of cyberbullying. The work achieved by the project is the successful cooperation of eight organisations from seven different countries, Belgium, Hungary, Spain, the UK, Bulgaria, Greece and Finland. The partners brought different perspectives and experience to the project, but all agreed, that effective prevention and early detection of cyberbullying is key, and can be best achieved by informing parents, teachers and teens about the different forms it can take, and how to react.

The project was a very ambitious undertaking, and among others delivered a successful European conference on cyberbullying in Madrid in May 2013 which brought together key stakeholders across the EU working on the topic. The second activity achieved with success was the Big March, a virtual march enabling civil society as a whole to demonstrate and bring the issue of cyberbullying to the attention of policy makers.

The partners of the project developed two tools for parents, teenagers and teachers. The first one was a very successful awareness raising video: “Cyberbullying: there is a way out” available in 11 languages and the second one, the #Deletecyberbullying app for android mobile phones taking users through a quiz which will either redirect them to appropriate resources or test their knowledge about cyberbullying.

You can read our updates on “Digital Future”, “Online safety”, “Data protection and Privacy” and of course, Cyberbullying in our website: http://www.coface-eu.org/category/digitalisation

Find out more about the work of COFACE Families Europe at www.coface-eu.org and subscribe to our monthly newsletter http://tinyurl.com/cofacenws or visit us on Facebook /COFACE.EU and Twitter @COFACE_EU and @dcyberbullying

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