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The importance of emotional education in preventing bullying at school

Emotional education is much more than just a subject to be included in the school curriculum. It is a powerful lever for student well-being, and by extension, for the prevention of school bullying. Indeed, by teaching students to recognize, understand and manage their emotions, we provide them with invaluable tools for navigating interpersonal relationships in a respectful and empathetic manner.


How emotional education can help create a positive school climate

The importance of emotional education in creating a positive school climate is indisputable. Indeed, such a supportive environment is essential to fostering students’ learning, emotional well-being and personal development :

  1. Recognize and understand your own emotions : Emotional awareness fosters more authentic and honest communication between students, as they are better equipped to verbalize their feelings appropriately.
  2. Managing emotions adaptively : Acquiring emotional regulation skills enables students to deal constructively with potentially difficult emotions such as anger or anxiety. This reduces impulsive or aggressive behavior, creating a calmer classroom climate conducive to learning.
  3. Develop social and relational skills : Students learn to empathize with others and recognize the emotions of their peers, fostering more positive interpersonal relationships.
  4. Foster mutual respect and tolerance :Students learn to value emotional and cultural diversity, creating an environment where everyone feels accepted and respected for their uniqueness.
  5. Promote open and constructive communication : Emotional communication skills enable students to express their needs and concerns constructively. This encourages open and honest dialogue between students, reducing misunderstandings and potential conflicts.
A few statistics to highlight the importance of emotional education : Worldwide :
  • UNICEF study (2022) :
In low- and middle-income countries, students who have attended emotional education programs are 11% more likely to achieve above-average academic results. They are also 25% less likely to be victims of violence at school.
  • World Economic Forum Report (2023) :
Emotional literacy is one of the most important skills for success in the world of work in 2023. It enables individuals to better manage stress, solve problems collaboratively and communicate effectively. In France :
  • DREES study (2023) :
The number of students benefiting from an emotional education program has increased by 20% in France since 2020. 85% of teachers say they are satisfied with the results obtained with these programs.
  • Emotional education barometer (2023) :
90% of French people believe that emotional education is important for children. 70% of parents would like to see more emphasis on emotional education at school. Here are the best-known emotional education programs in France :
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The role of teachers and parents in children's emotional development

  • Integrating emotion-related activities and discussions into the classroom :

Teachers can design educational activities that encourage students to explore and understand their own emotions. Classroom discussions on emotions, conflict situations and emotional management strategies enable students to develop their emotional intelligence in an interactive way. 

  • Modeling emotionally intelligent behavior : 

Teachers act as role models for students by demonstrating emotional skills such as peaceful conflict resolution, empathy and open communication. By observing teachers’ positive emotional reactions, students learn to adopt similar behaviors in their own interactions. 

  • Regular communication with parents :

Teachers can inform parents about the emotional skills being taught in class and the progress their children are making in this area. This communication promotes a coherent, integrated approach to emotional education, reinforcing the lessons taught at home school. 

  • Parental involvement in emotional support at home :

Parents can encourage their children to express their emotions openly and to seek help when needed. They can also model emotionally healthy behaviors at home, creating a family environment where feelings are respected and discussed. 

  • Working together to identify and support students in difficulty :

By working together, teachers and parents can spot signs of emotional distress in children and offer them appropriate support. This collaboration makes it possible to identify students at risk of bullying, and to implement effective prevention and intervention strategies.

Preventing bullying at school with Netethic : Better emotional intelligence for a safer school

Emotional intelligence plays a crucial role in the fight against bullying. Teaching students how to recognize and manage their own emotions, as well as understand those of others, provides them with invaluable skills for recognizing the warning signs of harassment and intervening appropriately. In this way, emotional education becomes a powerful shield against bullying, fostering a culture of respect and empathy within the school.  

Technological tools can also play an important role here. Netethic’s anti-bullying software uses advanced artificial intelligence to detect the emotions and feelings of victims and harassers alike. By analyzing digital communications, including text messages and online interactions, the software can identify potentially harmful behavior and thus prevent bullying and cyberbullying.  

Integrating this type of technology into school bullying prevention initiatives strengthens the arsenal of teachers and education professionals, providing them with additional tools to detect and intervene effectively in cases of harassment. By combining this technology with sound emotional education, schools can create an environment where students feel safe to express their emotions and where mutual respect is encouraged, helping to reduce the incidence of bullying and promote the emotional well-being of all students.