All adults should be involved to prevent bullying in an effective way. To provide parents/guardians with better tools to work against bullying, Friends has launched an interactive e-training – a so-called e-simulation.

In all of Friends’ training courses held throughout Sweden, parents and guardians are the target group most difficult to reach. For this reason, Friends has developed an e-simulation that can be used at the guardians’ own convenience.

– All adults close to children have an important role in preventing bullying. The more informed guardians, the greater chances to prevent bullying and discrimination, says Olle Cox, responsible for the development of the training.

Many guardians struggle with the issue of how to deal with questions on bullying, harassment and degrading treatment. Both in terms of how to talk to and support children and young people, as well as what rights and obligations you have as a guardian, school or other actor. This is not at least shown by our guidance service, which is contacted by many guardians.

– The purpose of the training course is to give guardians better opportunities to support their children. Through our guidance service we have gained so much experience about what type of questions guardians have. These experiences we now make accessible to everyone, says Olle Cox.

The content of the simulation aims to give adults tools to take advantage of children and young people’s right to safety and equality. The e-simulation builds on the most common questions Friends’ support team receives from guardians and other adults throughout Sweden. It also offers knowledge about the Swedish laws regulating children and young peoples’ rights to a safe and secure school.

Find the course here and share it with friends and colleagues!

The guardian training course has been produced in collaboration with the company Intermezzon. In November 2016 Friends and Intermezzon received the Swedish E-learning Award for best non-profit e-learning for the Swedish version.