Louise Sallé 08h17, February 07, 2023

The Minister of National Education Pap Ndiaye announced at the end of January the generalization of a module on cyberbullying in 6th grade.

On the occasion of the “day for an Internet without fear”, Europe 1 looked into the operation of this device which will come into force from the start of the 2024 school year.

The "Safer Internet Day", or "day for an Internet without fear", celebrates its 20th anniversary on Tuesday.

An annual meeting that the National Education uses to raise young people's awareness of the uses of digital technology.

At this time, the ministry's priority is to focus on the fight against cyberbullying from the start of college.

The Minister of Education Pap Ndiaye therefore announced at the end of January the generalization in 6th grade, from the start of the 2024 school year, of a specialized course on this subject.

This is to be carried out on the "Pix" educational platform, which certifies the digital skills of students.

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Practice exercises

A class of 6th Parisian, from the Paul Valéry college in the 12th arrondissement of the capital, is already experimenting with this module with their French teacher, Claire Doz.

Ms. Doz's students are grouped in half groups for this session.

And everyone opens a laptop loaned for the occasion.

"It's partix!" Enthuses the teacher.

6th graders answer a series of questions individually.

Then they correct together, orally.

"You're on social media and someone posts a hurtful comment," Ms. Doz says as she reads one of the assessment exercises.

She invites Sikhou to go to the board where the famous post is projected.

He analyzes the comments written just below.

"You are pity," he read.

“We agree that this is not acceptable at all,” retorts the professor.

"So how do you report?"

she asks the student.

"I press there, on the three small points", he answers. 

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The 3018 to know by heart

“And what are the consequences of cyberbullying?” continues the teacher, turning to the class.

Very quickly, Farès' hand goes up.

“A teenager victim of cyberbullying no longer wants to go to school, no longer wants to do anything…”, he explains.

“He wants to stay at home… There are even people who go so far as to commit suicide”, he states immediately. 

Ms. Doz then insists on numerical data.

“What is the number we call if we are the victim of cyberbullying?” she asks.

"The 3018", answer in heart the 6th.

Mrs. Doz closes the lesson with a message: "The difference is important, it is what makes us original and that we remain ourselves", she underlines.

She finally finished her course in music, with the song

Forrest

, by the artist Soprano: the story of a child "who suffered on the school benches from his difference" and whose words resonate in the class.