A new report by UNESCO ‘Behind the numbers: Ending school violence and bullying’ provides most up-to-date data and trends on the global level on bulling and violence in schools. According to the report:
- Almost one in three students has been bullied at least once a month.
- Around the same number of children has been involved in a physical fight last year, or was attacked.
- In Europe and North America psychological bulling prevails, while in other parts of the world physical and sexual bulling is more dominant.
- Boys are more likely to experience physical, and girls psychological violence.
- Physical appearance is the most reliable factor to determine who is most likely to became a victim
The report goes on to discuss negative consequences of bulling and violence in schools, and provides a set of practical solutions from national level on how to effectively address this issue. The full report is available here.