Below are past articles previously published in Drugs & Addiction Magazine. These are filled with current and relevant information and statistics and can be used as great conversation starters with youth.
#ENDViolence in schoolsNovember 23, 2018
Don’t let violence be an everyday lesson.
No one should be afraid to go to school. Yet for many students around the world, school is a dangerous place.
Violence in schools – from bullying to sexual harassment and corporal punishment – is sadly common enough to feel inevitable. But it’s not. It’s preventable. And we can all do something about it.
For millions of students around the world, the school environment is not a safe space to study and grow.
Half of the world’s teens experience peer violence in and around school.
What you can do
Violence in schools can have serious long-term consequences on children’s lives, their futures and the future of the communities where they live.
Students are often targeted because of who they are or where they’re from. Far too many students around the world have been worried and afraid of violence for too long, but together we can change the situation.
If you are a student, parent or teacher, take action to demand safe environments where children and young people can feel safe at school, in their community and online.
Classroom by classroom, school by school, country by country, we can #ENDviolence in schools.