School bullying is an EU-wide issue. It has serious and long-term effects, for both victims and perpetrators; and it takes many forms. This report raises awareness about the sizeable prevalence of school bullying in many EU countries and about its negative long-term impact. It highlights key lessons emerging from the most relevant European and international research that can support policy and practice against school bullying. It provides substantial policy guidance and sets out the supporting evidence. The report shows that cross-departmental policy synergies are needed for more effective intervention against school bullying. It also reveals that a large number of EU Member States do not have national school bullying and violence prevention strategies.
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