World Anti-Bullying Forum 2021

About the forum

The World Anti Bullying Forum 2021 took place on November 1– 3 2021 at Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre in Stockholm, Sweden. WABF 2021 was a hybrid event which meant that delegates could attend in a digital conference platform as well as at the venue. The conference was organized by Friends together with Partnership against bullying and UNESCO.

The Forum was attended by 717 delegates from 40 different countries. 389 of the delegates attended on-site in Stockholm and the remaining 328 attended on-line in the conference platform.

The program consisted of 2 pre-conferences, 14 Keynote Speakers, 150 Oral Presentations, 65 Poster Presentations, 6 special sessions and 39 Workshops.

The Opening Ceremony was attended by Anna Ekström, Swedish Minister of Education. The Closing Ceremony was attended by Stefania Giannini, Assistant-Director General for Education, UNESCO.

World Anti-Bullying Forum Location Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre

Keynote Speakers

  • Rami Benbenishty
    Professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at Bar Ilan University, Israel
    Topic: School Violence and Climate in Evolving Contexts
  • Ji-Kang Chen
    Associate Professor of Social Work, the Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Topic: School violence and cyberbullying among adolescents in Chinese societies
  • Julie Inman Grant
    Australia’s eSafety Commissioner
    Topic: Keeping Children Safer in their Digital Playgrounds
  • Dewey Cornell
    Professor of Education, University of Virginia, USA
    Topic: School Threat Assessment to Help Distressed Students and Prevent Violence
  • Sameer Hinduja
    Professor at Florida Atlantic University & Co-Director of the Cyberbullying Research Center
    Topic: Cyberbullying: An Update, and a Renewed Call to Action
  • Wendy Craig
    Professor of Psychology, Queen’s University, Canada
    Topic: What We Know About Peer Defending And How The Research Can Inform Prevention Efforts
  • Najat Maalla M’jid
    UN Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence Against Children
    Topic: Children as part of the Solution
  • Chiki Ogiue
    Founder and Director of “Stop Bullying! Navi”
    Topic: Bullying prevention measures in Japan: Practices and Realities
  • Rosario Ortega Ruiz
    Professor of Psychology at University of Cordoba
    Topic: The fourth criterion: bullying as an immoral phenomenon
  • Riddhi & Vasundhara Oswal
    Founders, #StopTheB
    Topic: How Gen Z Can Be Motivated to Adopt an Active Bystander Attitude
  • Sebastian Wachs
    Deputy Professor for Education and Socialization Theory at the University of Potsdam
    Topic: Bullying and Hate Speech: Two sides of the same coin?
  • Hsi-Sheng Wei
    Professor at National Taipei University, Taiwan
    Topic: Bullying in an East Asian Context: The Taiwan Experience

Abstract Book 2021

Abstract Book


Scientific Committee

  • Donna Cross
    Professor, University of Western Australia
  • Dorothy Espelage
    Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Frida Warg
    Managing director WABF & Expert, Friends
  • Jun Sung Hong
    Associate Professor, Wayne State University
  • Magnus Loftsson
    Chair of the Scientific Committee, WABF & Head of research, Friends
  • Michelle Demaray
    Professor, Northern Illinois University
  • Peter Smith
    Professor Emeritus, Goldsmiths University of London
  • Robert Thornberg
    Professor, Linköping University
  • Shelley Hymel
    Professor, University of British Columbia
  • Shoko Yoneyama
    Senior Lecturer, University of Adelaide