A project in the INDIAN-EUROPEAN RESEARCH NETWORKING PROGRAMME IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES

(ANR-DFG-ESRC-NWO with ICSSR)
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Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, India                      
 
 Munich
 
     
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Principal Investigator Peter K Smith (Emeritus Professor)

Goldsmiths, University of London

New Cross London SE14 6NW, England

tel: +44-20-7919-7898 p.smith@gold.ac.uk

  

Teams

Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, India                      

Team Leader: Dr. Suresh Sundaram drssu@yahoo.co.in

 

 Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UK         

Team  Leader: Dr. Alice Jones a.jones@gold.ac.uk

 

International Observatory of Violence in Schools, Nice, France

Team Leader: Professor Catherine Blaya  cblaya@aol.com

 

Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany 

Team Leader: Professor Mechthild Schäfer mechthild.schafer@gmx.de

 

Netherlands Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Team Leader: Dr. Frits A. Goossens f.a.goossens@vu.nl

 

Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, India

Team Leader:  Dr. Damanjit Sandhu daman10sept@yahoo.co.in

Affiliated teams to the network

  Australia:

    Prof. Phillip Slee                Flinders University

    Prof. Marilyn Campbell    Queensland University of Technology

    Prof. Donna Cross             University of Western Australia

    Dr. Grace Skrzypiec          Flinders University

    Dr. Barbara Spears            University of South Australia

    Dr. Alison Wotherspoon   Flinders University

 Thailand:

    Dr. Ruthaychonnee (Ruth)  Sittichai  Prince of Songkla University

 

 

Summary

Pupil safety and well-being, including bullying and cyberbullying, are vital issues. Cross-national collaboration is limited, and contact between Indian researchers and European researchers almost non-existent.  This network brings together 4 European research teams, and 2 Indian teams. We will share knowledge and expertise, and produce joint publications and resources for practitioners, in 5 topic areas: use and abuse of new technologies including cyberbullying; social networks in pupils including bullying roles and bystanders; life skills, health and risk-taking; influence of educational and cultural variables in measurement, explanation, and theory-building; and intervention strategies including teacher training, peer support and parent support

Themes

We have five main themes chosen for their importance in the field, and for the expertise present in our teams. The aim is to increase knowledge concerning pupil safety and well-being in school, and effectiveness of prevention, intervention and anti-bullying work, in all 5 countries. The 5 themes are:

Theme A: Use and abuse of new technologies including cyberbullying
Theme B: Social networks in pupils including bullying roles and bystanders
Theme C: Life skills, health and risk-taking
Theme D: Influence of educational and cultural variables in measurement explanation and theory-building
Theme E: Intervention strategies including teacher training, peer support and parent support 
Meetings 

First Meeting, Munich, Germany Program & PresentationMinutesPhotos

Second Meeting, Patiala, India Program & Presentation files,  MinutesPhotos 

Third Meeting, Nice, France  Program & Presentation files, Minutes, Photos

Fourth Meeting, Annamalai, India Program & Presentation files, Minutes, Photos

Fifth Meeting, Amsterdam, Netherlands Program & Presentation files, Minutes, Photos

Sixth Meeting, London, UK Program & Presentation files, Minutes, Photos