We welcomed 550 delegates and speakers from all over the world to the first World Anti-Bullying Forum May 7-9 in Stockholm, Sweden. The aim of this international and multidisciplinary conference wasto broaden our understanding of bullying, harassment, discrimination, and other of forms of inhumane actions and violence among children and youth. By sharing knowledge, exploring new perspectives and acknowledging that bullying and other forms of violence have to be understood as a complex interplay between individual and contextual factors we move forward and improve both the understanding and the solutions. The intention of the conference was to create multidisciplinary and cross-level dialogues, panels and meetings to improve the understanding of bullying and the work to stop and prevent it. We met our goals and expectations of the first World Anti-Bullying Forum and we look forward to exploring the possibilites of making this a bi-yearly event.
The conference organizers gratefully acknowledge the generous support provided by Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation. The conference is being supported within the project “Taking a two pronged approach to bullying; Bullying as discursive practice. A collaboration between Stockholm University and Friends International Center against Bullying”.