The teaching of emotional education helps to prevent and manage forms of distress in childhood and adolescence . These discomforts can give rise to aggressive and deviant behavior such as bullying, cyberbullying, discrimination based on ethnic factors, gender or religious beliefs. With the introduction of emotional education in schools, future men and future women can be trained to read and manage their emotions correctly.

This is the bill that Senator Alessandra Maiorino of the 5 Star Movement has uploaded to “Lex Parlamento” and will present at the conference “Not even with a flower. Not even with a click “, scheduled for November 26 in Rome. To participate click here . You can participate in the writing of the text that the M5S will bring to the Commission by inserting the suggestions on the Rousseau platform , where the complete bill is present .

The proposal at a glance -According to Istat, one in two adolescents in Italy is a victim of bullying. Not only that, but every fifty students complain of daily attacks and abuses. Daniel Goleman, a professor of psychology at Harvard University and a valued consultant worldwide, already in the mid-nineties, in the successful essay Emotional Intelligence noted that teachers began “to understand that there is a different kind of gap, very dangerous:” Emotional illiteracy “”. At that time, Goleman identified the digital revolution as the main factor that deeply influenced the behavior of young people. By reducing the time spent in direct relationship,

TV and video games hinder the generation and development of intelligence and sensitivity and also jeopardize a correct capacity for emotional management. Goleman concludes that the damage caused by the digital revolution and the consequent profound social transformations must be evaluated and addressed both by educators and by psychologists with the support of the teaching of emotional education at school and in the family context. If, therefore, education “is to be directed towards the full development of human personality and the strengthening of respect for fundamental rights and freedoms” (as stated in Article 26, paragraph 2, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights), it cannot be limited only to the teaching of civic education. At the same time, the “teaching of emotions” appears to be an excellent educational tool, aimed as it is at a significant reduction of phenomena – unfortunately widespread – which appear to be those related to drug use,