Bullying: a listening center for students opens at Galilei high school in Palermo

“It is important that in every school there are listening spaces like this one, which today we dedicate to Carolina Picchio, a young victim of cyberbullying in 2013,” said Giuseppe Pierro, general director of the regional school office for Sicily, speaking at the ceremony for the dedication of the CIC, a listening space aimed at prevention, information, support, counseling, and guidance for students, teachers, and parents at the Galilei high school in Palermo. Carolina’s father, Paolo Picchio, was present at the event. The inauguration of a center for listening comes in the wake of the tragic incident of a 13-year-old student from Palermo who took his own life, possibly as a result of bullying. “This is a service, not just a space,” emphasized the principal, Chiara Di Prima, “which constitutes a qualified support for students in managing relational difficulties and typical problems of adolescence.” Director Pierro spoke repeatedly about the need for prevention. “Prevention to intercept distress,” he added. “It is good that services like this at Galilei are moving in this direction. Prevention, as we know, takes time to leave concrete marks. That’s why we, the professionals in the world of education, sow seeds daily and will continue to do so, convinced that this is the only viable path. The school cannot solve certain problems alone; it is important that all institutions in a territory coordinate their efforts.”

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