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Every fourth child in Ukraine was subjected to violence at school, - UNICEF

40% of the children who suffered, never told anybody about it
13:40, 6 September 2018

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24% of children became victims of bullying at school in Ukraine in 2017, as the report of UNICEF (United Nations International Children's Emergency) says, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

According to the report, girls feel the psychological pressure more often, while boys are subjected to physical violence and threats.

“40% of the children who suffered, never told anybody about it,” UNICEF representatives noted.

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Additionally, the Fund informed that more than a third of the pupils at the age of 13-15 years experienced bullying.

“Every second pupil aged from 13 to 15 years, which is around 150 million children in the world, reported that they have been subjected to violence from their peers at school and near it,” the representatives of the Fund noted.

The UN Children’s Fund urged to stop violence at schools, in particular, by introduction of the legislation and policy required for protection of the pupils.

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Reportedly, every fourth child, who lives in conflict zones of 22 states, does not attend school, as UNICEF informed.

Earlier, the Fund reported that one child dies from violence every seven minutes in the world.

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