‘How it feels to make other children happy’

More and more children, teenagers, adults, parents and teachers struggle with bullying almost every day at home, in the playground, in the classrooms, on the internet, within communities and beyond. Kids with a need for domination over others bully almost on a daily basis those of their peers who seem to be weaker or different, more vulnerable and with lower self-esteem.

According to PISA, anxiety and bullying are the main threats to students’ wellbeing. Hence, they also have an impact on students’ creativity, teamworking skills and basic ability to learn. As a solution, PISA suggests creating a safe and encouraging learning environment, made of supportive teachers and positive peer relations.

How can we help to stop bullying in schools?

Mightifier is a positive peer communication tool with measurable impact for classrooms. It turns students into active good-doers by making them experience how great it feels to do good things to others and make others happy. There are two main functions in the Mightifier App: The first one teaches students how to give each other positive feedback based on their classmates character strengths. This develops individual strength profiles for each student. The other main function is a Wellbeing Pulse which allows teachers to follow the well-being development of the class, to see e.g. if there are students without any friends.

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Do you think that the solution of Mightifier can actively contribute to reduce bullying in schools and help children with their self esteem?

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