On the occasion of the Panhellenic Day Against School Violence and Bullying, KMOP organized the “Dribbling Bullying #2” basketball game. On March 6, 2018 , the Near East stadium was flooded by more than 1,100 students with 68 teachers from 16 schools of Attica, attending the game.

The event was held in the framework of the Live Without Bullying program for the prevention and tackling of school and internet bullying, implemented by the KMOP for the second consecutive year, in collaboration with the General Secretariat for Sport, the Regional Directorate of Primary and Secondary Education of Attica, the Association of Greek Basketball Veterans and under the auspices of Regional Unit B. Athens.

Athletes, artists and anti-bullying experts have joined forces in sending a strong message of solidarity and mental empowerment to all children, against the phenomenon of intimidation.

The football players of the Greek National Team that won the 2004 European Championship also participated in the game.

The importance of the Live Without Bullying program was highlighted in a greeting by Mr. A. Boutinos, representative of the Sports Federation, Mr G. Karameros, Vice-Chief of the Northern Sector of Athens and the Regional Director of Primary and Secondary Education of Attica Mr. Charalambos Lontos.

The Chairperson of KMOP, Dr. Antonia Torrens, for its part, has sent a positive message of optimism to children who may feel that they have an ally when facing intimidating behavior and called on parents and educators to recognize the importance of communicating with their children to prevent and promptly response to school and cyber bullying.

The Association of Greek Basketball Veterans and the International Footballers - European Champions Legends 2004 formed mixed teams, with the main characteristic of each team being the place of origin or residence of the athletes, Thessaloniki - Athens, while the winners, with score 86-84, were the "North" .

In the first group of "North", coached by Giannis Ioannidis, participated: Karagounis Giorgos, Zagorakis Theodoros, Konstantinidis Christos, Seitaridis Yirkas, Papanikolaou Dimitris, Galakteros Nassos, Tsiartas Vasilis, Giannoulis Giannis and Boudouris Nikos.

The second team of the "South", coached by Mr.Taki Coronaios, participated: Katsouranis Kostas, Nikopolidis Antonis, Goumas Giannis, Tolias Nikos, Karameros Giorgos, Vouchevits Doussan, Tzalalis Sakis, Dreliozis Makis, Yfantis Michalis and Fissas Takis.

During the half hour, the Ambassadors of the Live Without Bullying campaign, the boy band The Players, presented their songs and shared positive messages with the students while the veteran basketball players honored the European champions in the face of the leader Thodoris Zagorakis.

The event also attended:

  • Ms Anna Karamanli, Member of the Parliament
  • Mr. Andreas Loverdos, Member of the Parliament
  • Mr. George Patoulis, President of the Central Union of Municipalities of Greece
  • Akis Lykoudis, Mayor of Kessariani
  • Mr. Dimitris Kereres, the Head of the Department of Physical Education of the Ministry of Education and
  • Mr. Nikos Michalopoulos, Author & Javelin Champion

Information and awareness-raising actions to combat school and internet bullying in the framework of the Live Without Bullying program will continue in various regions of Greece with the message:

Do not give up! Be Positive! You will find the solution if you just Speak Up!