The same technology that facilitates harassment (bullying) to the victim, also presents many tools for reporting and combating this problem. Hence the importance of its use in a responsible manner.
This was the proposal of approximately one hundred student leaders (presidents of student councils), from different schools in the city, who yesterday met to discuss some social problems that afflict them such as: bullying, drugs, insecurity, among others.
During the meeting, organized by the Guayaquil Naval Academy, they raised ideas aimed at eradicating them with the use of technology, which they master perfectly.
Armando Moreno and Cristina Ortiz, student leaders of the Nueva Semilla Educational Unit, propose the use of social networks to viralize positive things that contribute to the development of young people. “Many young people spend many hours chatting, spreading false news and consuming products that are not useful, instead of spreading advice, testimonies or materials that can help people who have been victims of harassment or who are falling into drugs. “, Says Ortiz.
Coraima Icaza, of the Tungurahua Province school, proposes the creation of an application (app) that alerts the authorities of each school of cases of school violence or drug use in the state. The mobile device must be connected to the cell phones of the students and teachers, who will become the security guards of the premises.
The creativity of leaders has no limits when sharing their proposals. This is demonstrated by Jordy Jiménez, from the Provincia de Bolívar school, who points out that virtual classrooms would be an instrument of help for those students who do not dare to denounce the aggressions of which they are victims, for fear of revealing their identity and retaliation abusers “In virtual classrooms, students create avatars that protect their identity so that they can express all their disagreements in a circle that can be a psychologist or the moderator of the room.”
For two hours, the students debated the topics in groups of their own educational entities, and then put on flipcharts the ideas they had to present to their classmates from different schools. All were attentive to the proposals, many of which coincided in the search for solutions to social problems.
Ángela Ganchoso, a student at the host school, suggested the creation of a holographic cube where the assaulted and the aggressor can be seen and heard. “This would raise awareness so that both seek help with a view to eradicating the problem of bullying.”
But not all the proposals were linked to technology; there were others who demanded the union of the community. María Daniela Rojas, from Santa Luisa de Marillac, said that the elimination of the table of consumption of narcotic substances should be proposed, which is very popular among young people and minors.
Students of José Domingo de Santistevan and Ecomundo want to create associations or antibullying groups that give help to the victims. (I)