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Online poll seeks students’ thoughts on how to be safe in school

Online poll seeks students’ thoughts on how to be safe in school

Photo: Albin Hillert/WCC

12 September 2018

A new report, “An Everyday Lesson: #ENDviolence in Schools,” shows that half of the world’s teenagers experience peer violence in and around school. Violence in schools – from bullying to beatings to targeted attacks – is common enough to feel inevitable. But it’s not. It’s preventable.

Alongside the report, UNICEF launched an online poll aimed at 13 to 24-year-olds that gives  young people the option to share their views online to help shape the #ENDviolence Youth Manifesto.

The online poll has been launched so that young people can weigh in on what they need to be safe in and around school. The reflections they offer will help shape a global #ENDviolence Youth Manifesto, to be delivered to education ministers and other decision-makers at critical milestones throughout 2019.

“By circulating this poll through social media, churches can help to ensure that the voices of young people are heard by decision-makers”, says Masimba Kuchera, a commissioner for the World Council of Churches (WCC) Commission of the Churches on International Affairs and ambassador for the Churches' Commitments to Children.

Churches’ Commitments to Children, now supported by more than 200 churches and partners worldwide, was created when the WCC and UNICEF facilitated a broad consultative process around the question ‘How can churches use their influence to improve children’s lives?’

 

Report, “An Everyday Lesson: #ENDviolence in Schools”

Participate to the #ENDviolence UNICEF Poll

Learn more about the WCC's engagement for children