Cowie, H. & Jennifer, D. (Co-ordinating team, UK), Chankova, D. & Poshtova, T. (Bulgaria), Deklerck, J. & Deboutte, G. (Belgium), Ertesvåg, S. K. & Samuelsen, A. S. (Norway), O'Moore, M. & Minton, S. J. (Ireland) and Ortega, R. & Sanchez, V. (Spain) © (2006)

School Bullying and Violence: Taking Action

Who will benefit from VISTA?

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The impact on children and young people will be to develop their capacity to:

  • enhance their emotional health and well-being

  • participate in decisions that affect their school community

  • respect others’ rights and integrity

  • value cultural diversity and develop solidarity among peers from different backgrounds

  • work co-operatively and recognise responsibilities towards others and society as a whole

The impact on educators will be to develop their capacity to:

  • enhance the emotional well-being of pupils

  • identify psychological, social and environmental risk and protective factors in their own school context

  • carry out an appropriate needs analysis of violence in their own settings

  • identify and implement their own training needs

  • design and implement effective school policies

  • become familiar with best practice Europe-wide to counteract violence in schools

The impact on policy makers will be to develop their capacity to:

  • develop appropriate links with relevant bodies in the community and nationally (e.g., in education, social services, police & justice, youth & social sectors, NGOs)

  • facilitate action at the level of government based on the best available evidence collated from research and practice Europe-wide

  • contribute to legislation designed to protect children and young people from violence

  • create systems for monitoring the magnitude and patterns of violence amongst children and youth

  • create systems for the continued documentation, co-ordination and dissemination of best practice on a national and European level

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