About 800 people took part in the March against Violence in Sosnowiec (Silesian Voivodeship). Students, teachers, MOPS employees, policemen and residents of Sosnowiec walked the streets of the city. With balloons and banners in their hands. In this way, they protest against physical and verbal violence.
In Sosnowiec, the project “People to people… – building a value system of a young person in the modern world” is being implemented. As part of it, on Wednesday (May 31) the March against Violence took place through the streets of the city.
– The march is one of the elements of a large educational and preventive program that we have been implementing since January – told TVN24 reporter Małgorzata Marczok Agnieszka Sekunda, the organizer of the March on behalf of the Municipal Social Welfare Center in Sosnowiec.
As she added, as part of the program, training sessions for educators and school psychologists on hate and cyberbullying were held. about helping young people.
They train pedagogues and psychologists, they teach young people values
As the TVN24 interviewee emphasized, the directors of educational institutions were also trained on the penal consequences of not reacting to violence, especially in educational institutions. Why is it important? Because violence is a phenomenon that can affect each of us, both at school and at home.
– There is psychological and physical violence, both at school and in families, points out Beata Orzechowska, a pedagogue. And he adds: – Our task is to act in such a way that there is as little violence as possible and that the effects of this violence are as small as possible. That is why we promote cross-generational values: respect, tolerance, kindness. We teach children that violence breeds violence, that aggression does not solve any difficult situations.
– It is better to carry out this type of action than to prevent situations that end tragically in some way – commented on the idea of the March, junior aspirant Tomasz Mogielski from the Municipal Police Headquarters in Sosnowiec.
“Child-friendly patrol” counteracts violence
Marek Kopczacki from MOPS in Sosnowiec reminded that the “Child-friendly Patrol” has been implemented in Sosnowiec for several years. – Our employee, together with a plainclothes policeman, preventively act in environments where children are at risk of violence and act preventively. We have the effects of this: a decrease in violence against children – he said in an interview with a TVN24 reporter.
He also informed that people experiencing violence can report to MOPS, where they can get psychological and legal help.
“No one can be subjected to violence just because he talks or looks different”
The Mayor of Sosnowiec, Arkadiusz Chęciński, also took part in the March. In an interview with a TVN24 reporter, he emphasized that it is mainly young people who decide what the reality in which they will function looks like. – You have to believe that these young people who are behind us, who walked in the anti-violence march, will create an almost perfect world in which violence will be talked about only in the past tense – commented Arkadiusz Chęciński, the president of Sosnowiec, in front of the TVN24 camera.
He reminded that in Sosnowiec there is a point where people experiencing violence can report.
– Seeing what is happening today, we must remind young people that only the world looks beautiful when there is no violence against another person, regardless of whether he represents a different political party, has a different skin color or religion. No one can be subjected to violence just because he or she speaks or looks different, stressed the mayor of Sosnowiec.
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