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International Network on School Bullying and Violence

Type of Organization: Intergovernmental

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The International Network on School Bullying and Violence (see ) aims to support countries seeking to combat school bullying and violence by:

* Sharing and disseminating information on experience, research and good practice in the field;
* Providing a platform for co-operation on particular issues, for example on the problems of implementation or evaluation;
* Facilitating contacts – for example among practitioners in different countries, or between researchers on the one hand and policy-makers and practitioners on the other;
* Providing a point of linkage with other international networks working in related fields

The International Network was part of the 2005-6 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Programme of Work and is now part of the Programme of Work 2007-11. The International Network on School Bullying and Violence was founded after the international conference ‘Taking Fear out of Schools’ in 2004.

It is a network with 21 participating countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom.

The Slovak Republic is undertaking international co-ordination 2007-09.

Noteable Resources

The international network provides summaries of research on school bullying and violence from countries around the world. It is available on their website in the Research Section. Also of interest is reports on various practices being used to combat bullying, found on their website in the Practice section.

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Contact Information

Name: International Network on School Bullying and Violence
Type: Intergovernmental

Contact person: Alojz Nociar
Contact email:

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