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17 June, 2024
 
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One in four students in Cyprus have been bullyed

A quarter of students admit to being victims, emphasizing the urgent need for targeted interventions and support mechanisms

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In Cyprus, a troubling rise in bullying is highlighted as a quarter of students admit to being victims, both in physical and online contexts, according to a statement by the "Hope for Children" CRC Policy Center.

The findings are part of a comprehensive study on school violence conducted as part of the National Strategy for Prevention and Management of School Violence (2018-2024). The research reveals concerns about social and verbal bullying being the most common and challenging to identify. Over 95% of educators observe instances of violence, and 1 in 5 teenagers experience cyberbullying.

The study underscores the need for targeted interventions and support mechanisms to address and combat school bullying effectively. The Center conducts workshops and programs like "Beat Bullying" to educate students about dealing with bullying, reinforcing the importance of addressing this issue urgently. The statement also highlights the operation of the European Helpline for Children and Teenagers, providing free and anonymous guidance and psychological support services.

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