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World Anti-Bullying Forum 2017

Follow up from World Anti-Bullying Forum 2017

Friends International Center Against Bullying welcomed 550 delegates from all over the world to the first World Anti-Bullying Forum, May 7-9 in Stockholm, Sweden. With international keynote speakers, opening speeches by the Swedish Prince Couple and the Swedish Minister for Education, and 150 presentations it was concluded to be a success. We are happy to annouce that we are already planning for the next World Anti-Bullying Forum and will keep you posted through this newsletter!

Video material now available on our YouTube channel

In cooperation with our sponsor Telia we filmed almost 40 hours of the World Anti-Bullying Forum. We are looking forward to sharing this material with you through Friends International Center Against Bullying's YouTube channel.

As the new school year is starting, we would also like to share these short videos with advice from our keynote speakers on how to prevent bullying in schools. 

Sameer Hinduja on belongingness

Dorothy Espelage says no to peer mediation

Friends Online Report 2017

This is the fifth consecutive year that the Friends Online Report is being published. It shows that every third child in Sweden has been exposed to degrading treatment online during the past year, and every fifth girl in the ages 10-16 years has been subjected to sexual harassment online. This year’s report also looked into whether adults are good role models online and found that half of the respondents have seen adults treat other adults badly online. Read Friends Online Report 2017.

E-simulation for parents/guardians

Friends has developed an e-simulation for adults and we would like to share it with the center's international friends. The Swedish support team take calls from parents and other adults every day, who tell us about children around them being subjected to degrading treatment and bullying in school. 

This e-learning course is meant to give adults new perspectives, knowledge and tools. We want to inspire adults to take action and be part of our work to create a safe and equal childhood. In the e-simulation you will take the role as Kim’s parent/guardian. She doesn’t feel safe in school and you will get the opportunity to practice how to support Kim and how to address the school. Let's listen to Kim!

This is our first newsletter! We hope you enjoyed it and will stay tuned. For more information about our work, research projects and trainings please visit our website.

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