Health Desk--7 Sep’18: A new report released by UNICEF on Thursday said half of students aged 13 to 15 worldwide – around 150 million – report having experienced peer-to-peer violence in and around school.
In Bangladesh, 35 per cent students aged 13 to 15 years reported being bullied one or more days in the past 30 days and/or involved in a physical fight at least once in the past 12 months in 2014, according to the report.
UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore said, “Education is the key to building peaceful societies, and yet, for millions of children around the world, school itself is not safe”.
The report outlines a variety of ways students face violence in and around the classroom.
Globally, slightly more than 1 in 3 students aged 13-15 experience bullying, and roughly the same proportion are involved in physical fights, according to UNICEF data.