World Anti-Bullying Forum and UNESCO series of online seminars

The whole-education approach on Bullying prevention

UNESCO and the World Anti-Bullying Forum invite you to the first international meeting in an ongoing series about school bullying. Four virtual meetings will be held between March and September, contributing to the preparation of the 2021 World Anti-Bullying Forum, to take place in Stockholm on November 1–3.

The first meeting will explore the whole-education approach to bullying prevention, recognising that the only way to put an end to school bullying and cyberbullying is for schools to work together with the community, including education, technological and societal systems. It will define the whole-education approach, present its nine components, and explore implementation and further research.


Line-up of 2021 international meetings

  • Tuesday March 23: Whole education approach to bullying prevention
  • Tuesday May 4: Revisiting the definition of school bullying
  • Tuesday July 6: Bullying involving children with disabilities
  • Tuesday September 7: The role of teachers in preventing and addressing bullying and cyberbullying

Speakers include

  • Prof. Christian Berger, Professor in Education Psychology – Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
  • Mr. Laurent Boireau, Research and Evaluation Officer, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, France
  • Prof. Donna Cross, Professor within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences – the University of Western Australia, Australia
  • Ms. Vibeke Jensen, Director, Division for Peace and Sustainable Development, Education Sector, UNESCO
  • Mr. Magnus Loftsson, Chair of the Scientific Committee, World Anti-Bullying Forum, and Head of Research and Development, Friends, Sweden
  • Prof. James O’Higgins Norman, UNESCO Chair on Tackling Bullying in Schools and Cyberspace and Director of Irish National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre of Dublin City University, Ireland
  • Ms. Frida Warg, Managing Director, World Anti-Bullying Forum, and Research & Practice Officer, Friends, Sweden
  • Dr. Shoko Yoneyama, Senior Lecturer in Asian Studies – the University of Adelaide, Japan/Australia