World Anti-Bullying Forum 2019

About the forum 2019

The World Anti-Bullying Forum 2019 took place on June 4th–6th at Dublin City University, Ireland. The conference was organized by Dublin City University together with The National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre (ABC), International Bullying Prevention Associasion, UNESCO and Friends.

The conference was attended by 701 delegates from 48 different countries.The comprehensive programme consisted of 13 keynote speakers, 130 oral presentations, 89 poster presentations, 36 workshops etc. Prominent researchers from five continents did keynote addresses. The opening ceremony was attended by the President of DCU and the Lord Mayor of Dublin and the closing ceremony was attended by Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Minister of State at the Department of Education with special responsibility for Higher Education.

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Keynote Speakers

  • Christina Salmivall – Professor of psychology at the University of Turku
  • Shelley Hymel – Edith Lando Professorship in Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia
  • Peter Smith – Professor of psychology at the Goldsmiths University of London
  • Charlotte Petri Gornitzka – Assistant Secretary-General and UNICEF Deputy Executive Director at UNICEF
  • Anna Maria Corazza Bildt – European Parliament Coordinator for children’s rights
  • Dorte Marie Søndergaard – Professor in social psychology at the Aarhus University
  • Michael Kyobe – Professor of Information Systems and Deputy Dean for research & Internationalization at the University of Cape Town
  • René Veenstra – Professor of Sociology at the University of Groningen
  • Eva Romera – Associate Professor at the Department of Psychology at the University of Córdoba
  • Antigone Davis – Director and Global Head of Safety at Facebook
  • Christian Berger – Associate professor at the Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Susan Swearer – Willa Cather Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska
  • Kevin Kumashiro – Expert on educational policy, school reform, teacher preparation, and educational equity and social justice at Kevin Kumashiro Consulting
  • Shoko Yoneyama – Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Adelaide

Abstract Book 2019

Abstract Book


Scientific Committee

  • Professor Charo Ortega
    University of Cordoba, Spain
  • Mr. Jacob Flärdh
    Friends, Sweden
  • Mrs. Lisen Bergquist
    Friends, Sweden
  • Associated Professor Dr.Ruthaychonnee Sittichai
    Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
  • Professor Sameer Hinduja
    Florida Atlantic University, USA
  • Professor Robert Thornberg
    Linkoping Univesity, Sweden
  • Dr. James O’Higgins
    Norman Dublin City University, Ireland