The prevalence of ICTs in our daily lives has prompted particularly serious situations of victimisation, vulnerability and bullying among adolescents and their family members and is affecting coexistence in schools and other places where minors socialise. In this regard, it is becoming increasingly clear that there is an urgent need to move forward in the implementation of systemic actions plans that address the issue from three angles: prevention, detection and intervention. In the face of new challenges, it is also necessary to take a truly multidisciplinary approach based on the experience of experts from a host of different occupational fields. More specifically, it is imperative that people in daily contact with minors in school settings, experts in educational psychology, specialist police officers and juvenile defenders, criminologists, lawyers and communication professionals involved in crisis management share and compare their opinions and experiences.
The aim of this session is to establish a constructive dialogue that explores the actual problems and addresses these questions. In accordance with the lines of action of the innovative new anti-bullying programme for Catalan schools promoted by the Department of Education, we have brought together tried and tested top-level professionals, as well as school directors and staff members, to analyse the issues that should engender projects aimed at promoting coexistence and eliminating bullying in schools and to address new risk behaviours or situations affecting minors (sexting, bullying, hate speech, incitement to commit suicide, anorexia or other forms of self-harm).
4.00 – 4.15 p.m Opening adress
Gené Gordó, deputy director of support and attention to the educational community Education Department of Government of Catalonia María Fernández Arrojo, Dean of the Faculty of Law Esther Jiménez, Dean of the Faculty of Education
4.15 – 6.00 p.m. Round Table 1
How to prevent, detect and intervene in incidents of cyberbullying and sexting at schools. Institutional response protocols, management experiences and the duty to report
Moderator: Mónica Valle, journalist and expert in communication of cybersecurity and ICT. Presenter of the TV show "Mundo Hacker"
José R. Agustina, Director of the Master’s Degree in Cybercrime and criminal lawyer
Irene Montiel, researcher and expert in cyber-victimisation among children and adolescents
Enric Vidal, Head of Studies at Col·legi Bell·lloc del Pla
Josep Coll, Founding Partner of Red Points
Pablo Borjabad, juvenile defender and ICT expert
6.15 – 8.00 p.m Round Table 2:
The role of families and schools in the face of hate speech and other forms of incitement among minors: Prevention, detection and response strategies
Moderator: Mònica Terribas, journalist
Fernando Miró, Director of the CRIMINA Centre
Josep Manuel Prats, President of FAPEL and Vice-President of EPA
Miguel Ángel Aguilar, Fiscal Coordinator of the Hate Crimes and Discrimination Service Rubén Mora, Chief Inspector of the Technological Crime Unit of the Mossos d’Esquadra Marc Argemí, Partner-Director at Sibilare
20:00 h. Closing address
Aula Magna, Campus Barcelona, UIC Barcelona Organised by: The Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Education at UIC Barcelona