The role of the school in the prevention of peer violence

Kostić, Jelena (2022) The role of the school in the prevention of peer violence. In: Yearbook. No. 5, Human rights protection : from childhood to the right to a dignified old age : human rights and institutions. Provincial Protector of Citizens - Ombudsman; Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research, Novi Sad; Belgrade, pp. 389-403. ISBN 978-86-89417-17-3

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The school has a very important role in the education of students. At the same time, all children should have equal chances to realize their right to education without discrimination. In addition, they have the right to be protected not only from discrimination, but also from any form of violence, abuse and neglect. Today, a special problem is peer violence, which has different forms and can manifest itself in different environments, both in the physical and in the digital environment. Therefore, it seems that today’s education system requires a different approach. In the paper, we will first of all point out the rights of the child, which are guaranteed by both international documents and national regulations, as well as the role of the school in their realization. Bearing in mind that we deal with the subject of peer violence in our work, our research is limited to pointing out the importance and role of the school in the prevention of peer violence, bearing in mind that one of the rights of the child is protection from any form of violence. In the first part of the paper, we will first point out the international documents that guarantee these rights, and then the content of national regulations. In the second part of the paper, we will point to the results of the author’s research from the previous period, and then to the research we conducted in June 2021, on a sample of about 500 students from the territory of different cities in the Republic of Serbia, which concerns digital peer violence. In this way, we would like to point out the need for a more active involvement of the school in the process of preventing peer violence even in those situations when it does not take place physically in the school, but its participants are students of the school.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: role of school, prevention, peer violence
Subjects: Krivično pravo
Depositing User: Aleksandra Višekruna
Date Deposited: 25 Dec 2022 18:11
Last Modified: 25 Dec 2022 18:11

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