Realization of the research into occurrences of bullying among children

As part of the project "Safe schools," research was conducted into occurrences of bullying in 43 primary schools in the area of the Tuzla Canton, three primary schools from the area of the Bijeljina Municipality and two schools from the area of the Srebrenica Municipality. This activity was undertaken with the consent and support of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports and the Pedagogical Institute of the Tuzla Canton, as well as the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Srpska. The research, carried out by conducting a survey among children from the 5th to 8th grade and school advisors, was done by the previously trained analysts from the Association of School and Parent Councils of the Tuzla Canton, the Women's Organization "Lara" from Bijeljina, the HO Amica-Prijateljice from Srebrenica and the Youth Centre Pinkland from Banovići. Unfortunately, the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of the Central Bosnia Canton did not recognize the need for such research in schools in the area of the Travnik Municipality.

To ensure that we still receive data from this area, Association Vesta, in cooperation with an analyst from the non-governmental organization Telecentar, will attempt to find another way of obtaining the necessary sample of children and school advisors for conducting the survey

Currently underway is the realization of the qualitative part of the research by using the method of focus groups with school advisors, teachers and parents from the area of the Tuzla Canton. The research findings will be announced and presented in schools and to other interest groups and the wider public.