17 Jan 2017
25 Jan 2017
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The report focuses on violence and bullying in formal educational settings, in particular violence and bullying between students, and on actions that can be taken by the education sector and schools to prevent and respond to the problem. It aims to:
- Present an overview of the nature, extent and impact of school violence and bullying, consolidating existing data from key reports and the literature.
- Synthesise available evidence about effective responses, highlighting existing initiatives and actions and examples of good policy and practice.
- Provide guidance on priority actions.
The report builds on the work of UNESCO, the Institute of School Violence Prevention at Ewha Womans University and others on school violence and bullying, including school-related gender-based violence and violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. It draws primarily on reports published by the Office of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Violence against Children and reviews of available data produced by UNESCO, UNICEF, WHO and others (see key information sources in the Bibliography).
Although the report is mainly aimed at education ministries and other relevant sector ministries, including health, social welfare and justice, and education policy makers, planners and professionals, teachers’ unions and school management and staff, we hope it will also be useful for others with an interest in preventing and addressing school violence and bullying such as civil society organisations, parents’ associations, organisations and networks of young people, and private sector organisations, in particular those operating in the information technology sector.