How to fight bullying?
Bullying is a common problem in most schools. The majority of students will experience bullying at some point in their lives – some suffer daily. We believe that every student has the right to be respected and accepted as who they are. We want to create a positive environment for young people to exercise and succeed together. Breakdance was an alternative for violence among young people in the Bronx N.Y during the early 1970s – why couldn’t it also be an alternative for bullying today? Dancer Arja Tiili has developed a breakdance workshop for 13-28-year-old junior high or vocational school students. The workshop encourages them to work together and to act against bullying. It gives tools to address school bullying in a motivating way and it also gives a voice for students who need alternative ways to express themselves. The project provides schools with breakdance workshops, a short presentation and a panel discussion about school bullying.