School violence. European initiatives and policies.

Issue 10

“School violence. European initiatives and policies.”

Vasso Artinopoulou
Page 35-46


The paper attempts to address the European initiatives on the social recognition and the prevention of bullying and school violence. Research data from many European countries about the youth victimization in the school environment are discussed. Copying policies and preventive strategies of bullying and school violence are analyzed in the national, regional and local level. Peer mediation programs are positively evaluated. The prevention of youth victimization is in the core of the criminal social policy.