Making schools a safe place: how to prevent school violence and bullying?

When :

from Tuesday 3 March, 2020
to Wednesday 4 March, 2020

Type of event :

Special Event

Where :

IIEP-UNESCO (Auditorium) and online, 7-9 rue Eugene Delacroix, 75116, Paris, France

Join the next IIEP-UNESCO Strategic Debate on how to make schools a safe place by preventing school violence and bullying.
International statistics report that one in three students is regularly bullied by his/her peers at school. School violence is a complex and multifaceted phenomenon. It includes physical, psychological and sexual violence between peers including bullying and cyber-bullying, as well as violence perpetrated by teachers. School violence and bullying have major consequences: they strongly affect student learning and can lead to absenteeism, dropout, depression and suicide.

The forthcoming IIEP Strategic Debate intends to take stock of what is known in terms of international and national trends and existing causes. It will focus on how to prevent school violence and the respective responsibilities of political leaders, education actors (Ministries of Education, inspectorates, heads of schools, parents, teachers), but also civil society organizations.

- Imanne Agha, Chargée de mission "Violence et prévention à l’école", French Ministry of Education
- Christophe Cornu, Team Leader, Section of Health and Education, UNESCO
- Sébastien Tavergne, Head of school, Lycée Le Corbusier (Cormeilles-en-Parisis / Académie de Versailles)

Michaela Martin, Programme Specialist at IIEP-UNESCO, will moderate the debate.

This event will be conducted in both English and French languages, with simultaneous interpretation. The Debate will be followed by a cocktail at 6 pm.

Not in Paris? We will be livestreaming this debate in both English and French. Make sure to register here to receive a reminder and link to the web cast.

Follow the debate on Twitter with the #StrategicDebate and @IIEP_UNESCO.

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