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19 Sep 2019
According to data from 2018, every 5th child aged 7-12 in Hungary already registered to a social media page, and 23% of children aged 10-18 was victim of online bullying. Because not everyone can recognize that s/he was a victim of bullying, it is...
13 Jun 2019
15-20% of children have already experienced some form of school violence. The most common is verbal abuse, but there is also emotional and physical abuse. Sexual harassment can also be counted here. Who will be abusive and who will be the victim?...
08 Feb 2019
PIG is an independent project of the Bulgarian director Drago Sholev and will be part of the main competition program of the upcoming Sofia Film Fest. The film tells the story of the thirteen-year-old Stoyan, played by Rumen Kochev, whom everyone...
28 Nov 2018
Deputies voted unanimously to adopt amendments to the Penal Code that criminalize all forms of domestic violence in Bulgaria. Despite the rejection of the Istanbul Convention, the government has focused on more than a dozen rules to combat domestic...
14 Sep 2018
SOS Children's Villages, in their blog post talks about the phenomenon of bullying, and how the behavior of adults, like teachers, influence the prevalence of this phenomenon. According to a recent survey 20% of children experience some type of...
28 Jun 2017
The occurrence of extremist attacks throughout the world has unfortunately made room for generalizations and stereotyping, which is exemplified in bullying, especially among children and youth. The Evening Standard indicates that a rising number of...
08 Mar 2017
The European Anti-bullying Network (EAN) in cooperation with Ogilvy & Mather Berlin developed a new and interactive way to talk directly to children and young people about bullying by raising awareness and mobilizing the actors involved in the...
07 Feb 2017
According to a national study on the phenomenon of bullying, conducted by Save the Children in 2016, one in four children has been publicly humiliated in front of others, and three in ten students were threatened with beating by other colleagues. In...
12 Oct 2016
"The Conversation" shed light on the fact that migrant and refugee children are more likely to be bullied in Italian schools. 9% of Italy's school population are migrant and refugee children and the study found that 17.9% had been victimised...
16 Aug 2016
According to UNICEF, more than nine out of 10 young people believe bullying is a continuous concern in their communities, and two-thirds say they have experienced bullying first hand. These are the results of a poll conduced by UNICEF and its...

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