EVERY SECOND STUDENT IS FACING BULLYING: GUIDELINES TO CONFLICT RESOLUTION

02.09.2018

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We are all born equal and free in aspects of dignity and rights. However, it often happens that during our first acquaintance with society — in kindergarten or school — someone has a desire to dominate others, to impose their will, to show their "superiority" in a brutal way, humiliating and insulting others. Such aggression is called bullying. According to a survey conducted by UNICEF, 67 percent of children face some sort of bullying in schools.

If anyone of you believes that such a phenomenon as the school or street fights of teenagers came to an end in the 90's, then the latter statistic may surprise you. Every second (!) Ukrainian school student faces bullying.

It should be understood that without «grateful audience» such a phenomenon would not exist. Bully is “performing” for his entourage.

When the school is inculcating strict discipline and there exists a lot of restrictions – it can be almost guaranteed that the daredevil who will challenge all this will appear.

Tetiana Yushchenko - expert of the reforming the law enforcement and judicial systems program of the Ukrainian Institute of the Future (UIF).

Mykola Skyba - expert of the program "Education" at the analitical center “Ukrainian Institute for the Future” (UIF)

For the firts time the material was published on Обозреватель (The Reviewer)