World Anti-Bullying Forum 2019

Forum Overview

The aim of this international and multidisciplinary forum is to broaden our understanding of bullying, harassment, discrimination, ostracism and other of forms of degrading treatment and violence among children and youth. The forum will encourage this by sharing knowledge and exploring new perspectives and acknowledging that bullying and other forms of inhumane or degrading treatment have to be understood as a complex interplay between individual, interpersonal and contextual factors.

The forum generally invites perspectives from different disciplines and areas such as (but not limited to) psychology, social psychology, sociology, social anthropology, education, gender studies, social work, health sciences, childhood studies, political science, philosophy, and criminology. The intention of the forum is to create multidisciplinary and cross-level dialogues, panels and meetings to improve the understanding of bullying and the work to stop and prevent it. The forum in 2019 will also emphasize the importance of cross-cultural and cross-national dialogues and sharing of knowledge and experiences to reach an even more thorough understanding of the complexity of bullying.

The National Anti-Bullying Centre (ABC) was the host for the World Anti-Bullying Forum in Dublin City University which took place from the 4th to the 6th of June 2019. Many of ABC’s staff and students presented their latest research work and contributions to national and international anti-bullying policy. Some of the world’s most renowned anti-bullying researchers and practitioners attended, presented and worked at the conference, which was a once in a lifetime event for Dublin to be the host city. Aside from academic contributions, several industry and organisational sessions by the likes of Facebook, Vodafone, Webwise, Bulldog Solutions, McAfee, Comhairle na nÓg and UNESCO also delivered their input into how they tackle bullying and promote online safety within their industries.

Check out the highlights video below.