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2016.09.26

Antibulli – team spirit is always a winner

The joint effort to prevent bullying in children’s handball by The Mary Foundation and Danish handball player Mikkel Hansen now has a name.

Antibulli is the name of a joint project by The Mary Foundation and MH24 – Foreningen Mikkel Mod Mobning (Mikkel against Bullying) aiming to prevent bullying in children’s handball.
 
The subtitle: “team spirit is always a winner” refers to the importance of supportive relations − both on and off the court, and to the fact that bullying rarely occurs on teams where team spirit and a feeling of community are strongly embedded.
 
The logo of Antibulli refers to the lines on a handball court and to the feeling of community across teams and age groups. The logo is designed by Motor Agency, a long-term pro bono partner of The Mary Foundation.
 
Antibulli aims to promote feelings of team spirit and cohesion and to prevent bullying among 6-12-year-olds who play handball through knowledge sharing, training exercises and activities involving coaches, parents and players.
 
The development of Antibulli is well underway in collaboration with Save the Children Denmark and TrygFonden, and Mikkel Hansen has already tested some of the exercises together with children from FIF Handball Club.
 
Antibulli will be pilot tested in five handball clubs in the autumn of 2016. The project material will then be adapted and eventually rolled out to the rest of the country in the beginning of 2017.
 
Read more about Antibulli.

Bullying and Well-being

Bullying and a failure to thrive are interlinked. When a child is bullied, he or she does not thrive. And when a children's group is not thriving, there is a big risk of bullying and social isolation arising. Thriving in a children's group is all about giving all of the children the right tools and values, so that tolerance and togetherness become the focus. The work to prevent bullying is therefore inextricably linked with fostering well-being and inclusion.

See more about Mary Foundation's activities Bullying and Well-being