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19 Sep 2019
According to data from 2018, every 5th child aged 7-12 in Hungary already registered to a social media page, and 23% of children aged 10-18 was victim of online bullying. Because not everyone can recognize that s/he was a victim of bullying, it is...
09 Sep 2019
As summer comes to an end and children return to school the widespread issue of bullying starts taking its toll on the lives of a significant number of students.  According to the American National Center for Education Statistics, in 2017, more than...
07 Aug 2019
Many children returning to school face bullying and may suffer from anxiety, depression, feelings of shame, and other severe problems. Bullying can have immediate and long-lasting consequences on a young person’s mental health. Bullying comes in...
13 Jun 2019
15-20% of children have already experienced some form of school violence. The most common is verbal abuse, but there is also emotional and physical abuse. Sexual harassment can also be counted here. Who will be abusive and who will be the victim?...
15 Feb 2019
After the scandal that got epithet "French media’s #MeToo", internet abuse laws in France will be updated to include new, tougher measures. The government is even considering changing the status of social network like Facebook or Twitter to make...
08 Feb 2019
PIG is an independent project of the Bulgarian director Drago Sholev and will be part of the main competition program of the upcoming Sofia Film Fest. The film tells the story of the thirteen-year-old Stoyan, played by Rumen Kochev, whom everyone...
22 Jan 2019
A new report by UNESCO ‘Behind the numbers: Ending school violence and bullying’ provides most up-to-date data and trends on the global level on bulling and violence in schools. According to the report: Almost one in three students has been bullied...
06 Jan 2019
Erin Burke Quinlan, of King's College London in the United Kingdom, and colleagues conducted a study on the effects of bulling and found out that it can cause physical changes in the brain and increase the chance of mental illness. This study...
03 Jan 2019
After experiencing bulling in school, a girl teamed-up with her friend in a dance duo 2Stepz and created a video as a support to other victims of bulling and violence in schools. The video quickly went viral and got reactions from various...
28 Nov 2018
Deputies voted unanimously to adopt amendments to the Penal Code that criminalize all forms of domestic violence in Bulgaria. Despite the rejection of the Istanbul Convention, the government has focused on more than a dozen rules to combat domestic...

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