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Together we stand against violence and bullying in schools

5 November 2020 will mark the first-ever celebration of the new International Day against Violence and Bullying at School including Cyberbullying.
We see this as a critical moment to bring much needed attention to the issue of school bullying – the most prevalent form of violence in schools, which affects almost one in three learners, and impacts education and wellbeing outcomes.
UNESCO aims to build global momentum to end bullying in schools by raising awareness of the issue, sharing ways to address and eliminate violence in schools and mobilizing governments, experts and the educational community to come & work together in preventing violence and bullying in schools.  
Bullying in schools deprives millions of children and young people of the fundamental right to education. A recent UNESCO report reveals that more than 30% of the world's students have been victims of bullying, with negative consequences on academic achievement, school dropout, and physical and mental health.  In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been increasing cases of bullying especially cyberbullying experienced by both students and teachers.  
On this new International Day against violence and bullying at school, including cyberbullying, the schools are encouraged to conduct activities to enhance awareness on prevention of violence and bullying in Schools, and work together to make our schools and educational institutions more safe and vibrant for all learners. 
Following resources are available for online activities in observance of this day:
Presentation for students on Prevention of School-related gender-based violence (SRGBV).  Access the UNESCO presentation with voiceover – English, Hindi
Presentation for teachers on Prevention of School-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) Access the UNESCO presentation with voiceover – English, Hindi 
NCERT and UNESCO short film in Hindi and English “Safety and Security Against Violence and Injuries” -- English, Hindi 
Brochure on 'Safe online learning in times of COVID' - English, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telegu, Bengali, Gujarati, Assamese
Poster on prevention and elimination of school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) - English, Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil (see below)
Set of 5 posters on – BE a buddy-NOT a Bully developed by NCERT and UNESCO New Delhi  – English, Hindi (see below)
Schools are requested to conduct sessions for students and teachers, using the above resources, and post videos/photos of these online activities on social media tagging UNESCO New Delhi and get an opportunity to feature on UNESCO New Delhi website/social media handles.  
Entry rules and guidelines
1.    Kindly register with details about your school at: http://bit.ly/SafeSchoolsinIndia
2.    Download the presentations/IEC materials for the activities you wish to undertake. 
3.    Record videos of your activities – which should not be more than 2 minutes duration in MP4 format. 
4.    Each video must focus on the theme “Together against bullying in school”.
5.    Upload videos on your social media with the hashtag (#SafeSchoolsinIndia).
6.    Kindly follow UNESCO New Delhi social media handles (Facebook @unesconewdelhi; twitter @unesconewdelhi; Instagram @unesconewdelhi) and when uploading videos tag UNESCO New Delhi.
7.    Please ensure that your video is visible to the public and can be accessed.