Savigliano, the meetings on violence organized by Rotary have begun

The meetings on violence have begun at the Cultural Center in Piazza Nizza, organized by the Rotary Club Savigliano in partnership with the Arimondi – Eula Institute and Mai+Sole, with the patronage of the Municipality of Savigliano and Banca Cassa di Risparmio di Savigliano. “Violence of hand…violence of the mind” the expected title with three meetings.

Bartolomeo Sergio Buscatti President of RC Savigliano explained the reasons for the project, which started with violence in general and then expanded with digital violence and thanked the speakers who met three times during the summer for mutual coordination.

Antonello Portera Mayor of Savigliano conveyed greetings from the Administration and thanks to the RC for the initiative, since it is a strongly felt topic at a national level, he was pleased to note the presence in the room of not a few men, Luca Martini Director of the Arimondi Institute – Eula recalled the preparatory meetings for the planning of the events ed Adonella Fiorito president of Mai + Sole he bore witness to the fact that it is possible to get out of violence.

The first speaker, George Nova former Chief of Emergency Department, recalling the beginning of this, which he called “disease of the asymmetrical relationship”, he has covered its evolution since the 90s, inviting everyone not to consider themselves immune to it because they are “good.. right”. Violence has always existed. Quoting Barry Lyndon, perhaps Kubrik’s most violent film has shown violence as a sneaky phenomenon inherent in the society of every era. Comparing ourselves to “The Plague” by Camus “we see that everyone carries the plague within them and no one is immune. We must always fight it because we all carry it and we will not be able to eliminate it in others if not by eliminating ours. Examples, every night, in many of the televised political debates.

For Maurizio Coppola Head of the Serd, even today we still don’t know very well what to do. By illustrating the differences between bullying and cyber bullying, he showed that there is no safe place, not even at home, and how much it can provoke at all hours without ever knowing who is on the other side of the network or what tools you use for scams and enticement or interception of fragile and children. This epidemic is affecting the whole world with cases of self-harm and suicide. Anyone who is a victim of cyberbullying is also a victim of bullying with overlap between the victim and the perpetrator of violence. On the rise online, bullying stops at some point. The primary cause of the increase in cyber bullying is the simultaneous increase, monitored in Scandinavian countries, of repeated non-self-preserving cases. The phenomenon is also among us, a territory is not immune with many difficulties in confessing even cases of self-harm. Today, technology allows bullies to infiltrate the homes of victims, to materialize at every moment of their lives, persecuting them with offensive messages, images, videos via smartphone or posted on websites. The bullying it often becomes cyber bullying and vice versa. It is also painful to realize that we are dealing with abstractions, not real people. It ends up being addictive, after years of being addicted online. The role of the family and the school is essential in picking up the premonitory signs: worsening of interests, mood, school and picking up the advice given by approaching specific centres. It should be a reason for study and training for parents and teachers. In a world made up of abstractions, even with just a mobile phone you find yourself in a circuit that you can’t get out of. Insecure people experience mental health problems. In complete anonymity you have no target.

Valerio Ferrero ETINET administrator, has been working on digital for twenty years. He is in love with it, so much so that four years ago he made it the subject of a book showing how much it impacts on our society. A rampant phenomenon that initially intrigued him. Among the experiences, awareness-raising with a psychologist for Arimondi Eula students and teachers, for schools, factories and groups of parents to raise awareness of the non-use and/or limitation of digital. How much it affects, how and when we don’t know yet.

However, we know that 98% of young people have a smart phone, 95% a social one, and use smartphones for more than 4 hours a day. We ourselves touch our smartphone 150,200 times a day. Even in moments of boredom or relaxation and our brain still works, without a moment’s pause, under tension. 87% whatsupp are read in 5 seconds and Socialshap allows iterations. Many social media, for comments on matches, for the possibility of getting to know each other, talking to each other.

Platforms where anyone can enter and be attracted but also attacked by anyone, by a herd and be an instrument of… attention. It is important to oversee its activities and govern them. If we don’t know how to do it, learn it and get closer to this world. In elementary school. 7 out of ten pupils declare themselves victims of bullying, 1 out of 10 of being a bully. Favorite places, recreation, gym, services. Continuously you can be attacked and inserted. Maybe with partners, photos of nudes or other and images spread easily on the net, not stopable or erasable.

New crimes to watch over, with responsibilities and/or complaints especially for parents and teachers. Showing a folder of personalities all famous victims even in different fields, the speaker urged, in case of suspicions, to immediately contact the school, parents, police.

Free advice is provided by the Milan Bar Association and they are happy to answer when you ask questions. The evening, which was very popular and appreciated, ended with ample debate, many questions and applause.

The second meeting is scheduled for December 1 with speakers Don Piero Gallo, Pol Posta, Laura Grande.

Savigliano, the meetings on violence organized by Rotary have begun