Students Rights and Protections in the Case of School Harassment in Albanian

By: Dr. Elda Gjergji   Dr. Ortenca Kotherja  

The bullying faced by students at school is a troubling problem with consequences that require greater attention from teachers, social workers, or parents. Harassment can cause adverse effects to those who experience these behaviors in many respects, such as physical, social, emotional, psychological, or academic. These negative effects are considered as abuses and violations of human rights. By examining some sociological and psychological theories about the phenomenon of harassment, this paper focuses on the General Strain Theory (GST) and the Procedural Justice Theory (PJT). According to these theories, when students experience such violations, they are more prone to developing violence, or preventing phenomena through social support. This paper evaluates the dissemination and development of the exercises that occur at school, identifying the relevant behaviors, the consequences of these behaviors, and the risk factors for the pupils, the family and the school. No prevention or awareness-raising program for the phenomenon of harassment can be successfully implemented without the involvement of "parties" involved in drafting policies/strategies for the protection of children's rights.

Harassment, Violence, Human Rights
Education and Learning in a World of Difference
Paper Presentation in a Themed Session

Dr. Elda Gjergji

Lecturer, Civic Education, University of Elbasan 'A.Xhuvani", Albania

Dr. Elda Gjergji is a lecturer at Department of Civic Education, Faculty of Education at University of Elbasan "A.Xhuvani since 2011". She has graduated both social sciences and economics sciences. Her Master Degree was archived in 2001, by University of Bologna, Italy on:"Human Rights and Democracy". In 2018 she archieved a doctoral degree on "International Relations" by University of Tirana, Albania. 

Dr. Ortenca Kotherja

Lecturer, University of Elbasan "A.Xhuvani", Albania