The second Learning Group will draw on reliable epidemiological data available across both high income and low and middle income countries, to unpack the prevalence of and risk factors associated with violence against children in schools. The work of the Learning Group will be informed by a number of observations and research findings highlighted in recent international research, as well as recent reports produced by the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence Against Children (Tackling Violence in Schools: A Global Problem - Bridging the gap between standards and practice); and organisations like UNICEF (Hidden in Plain Sight: A Statistical Analysis of Violence Against Children). Read More...

Nine papers will be produced under this Learning Group. Each paper will include case studies, and drawing on evidence, will provide examples of both good and promising practice for preventing violence in schools. Recognising that different countries possess extremely variable capacity constraints (financial, institutional, and human), each paper will draw out what the core elements and pillars of successful evidence-based interventions should be that could potentially be implemented across different environments. All the papers will be synthesised into a single comprehensive thematic piece.

  1. A systematic review on the state of knowledge on violence within schools (Lead author: Catherine L. Ward, University of Cape Town);
  2. Polyvictimisation and shared risks for violence in schools and across other domains (Lead author: Lezanne Leoschut, Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention);
  3. The impact of, and effective interventions to prevent, corporal punishment in schools (Lead author:Elizabeth Gershoff, University of Texas at Austin);
  4. Bullying in Schools: the state of knowledge and effective interventions (Lead authors: Ersilia Menesini, University of Florence; and Christina Salmivalli, University of Turku);
  5. Online Risks and Harms relating to the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) (Lead author: Monica Bulger, University of Oxford);
  6. The role of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and social media in preventing violence in schools and institutions (Lead author: Patrick Burton,Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention);
  7. Role of data in preventing school violence;
  8. School organisational culture and school climate (Lead author: Dipak Naker, Raising Voices); and
  9. Determinants of bullying experience (Lead author: Michael Dunne, Queensland University of Technology).
  • KVIC Partners - Public Health Foundation of India
  • KVIC Partners -University of Delaware
  • KVIC Partners - FXB
Supported by
  • Unicef
  • Benard Van Leer Foundation
  • Ikea Foundation
  • American Jewish world Service
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Oak Foundation
  • End Violence
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