Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology

NRO Grant for Gijs Huitsing (RUG)

Gijs Huitsing (RUG) receives an NRO grant for his research ‘An effective anti-bullying program for secondary education’

An effective anti-bullying program for secondary education
Bullying in schools is a complex problem with severe short- and long-term negative consequences for victims and bullies. Validated school-wide anti-bullying programs for secondary education are lacking in the Netherlands. The central question of this project is whether the problem of bullying in Dutch secondary schools can be prevented and solved through a combined theoretical and empirical elaboration of the KiVa anti-bullying program for secondary education. The goal is to further develop, pilot, and implement the program in cooperation with partners from practice and secondary schools.