Bullying is a reality for a significant proportion of students around the world

Once children enter school, friendships and interactions with peers take on an increasingly important role in their lives. These relationships have the potential to contribute to a child’s sense of well-being and to social competence, but they are also associated with exposure to new forms of victimization. Although peer violence can take many forms, available data suggest that bullying by schoolmates is by far the most common.


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  • Percentage of students aged 13-15 years who reported being bullied on one or more days in the past 30 days (by sex)

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For further details, see: A Familiar Face: Violence in the lives of children and adolescents, UNICEF, New York, 2017.