Trends in school violence

Joav Merrick, Shlomo Kessel, Mohammed Morad

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School violence has been a new research area since the 1980s, when Scandinavian and British researchers first focused on the subject. This violence has sometimes even resulted in murder. Since the late 1980s the World Health Organization (WHO) has conducted cross-national studies every fourth year on Health Behavior in School Aged Children (HBSC). Today 37 countries participate under the guidance of the WHO-European Office. The HBSC school-based survey is conducted with a nationally representative sample of 11, 13 and 15 year old school children in each country using a standard self-administrated questionnaire. The subject of bullying at school has been part of the questionnaire. Results from these surveys and studies in the United States and Israel are presented and it is hoped that the recent public debate and initiatives by the various government agencies will result in reduced school violence in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-80
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Bullying
  • Israel
  • School violence
  • Trends

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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