Bullying Research Symposium

Thanks to all participants - keynote speakers, presenters and listeners - for making the Bullying Research Symposium what we had hoped it would be: A place for exchange, inspiration, learning and networking! 


The BRS was also mentioned on Twitter: https://twitter.com/INBP_Cda/status/1325146248538542081?s=20  

6-7 November 2020, ONLINE!


 The Bullying Research Symposium (BRS) addresses scholars at all career stages whose research focuses on school bullying. The thematic focus of the Symposium is on teachers and bullying at school.

The objective of the Symposium is to intensify exchange about current research and to establish closer networks between the individual researchers and research teams.


Information about the ONLINE modalities


All registered participants will receive the necessary information/link to participate in the online conference by 5th of November.

  • Please be aware of possible time differences! The times given in the program refer to the local time in Vienna.
  • The presentations are live streamed.
  • In each oral presentation session there are 2 consecutive oral presentations, followed by a discussion for both presentations.
  • The posters are presented in “breakout rooms”. “Poster visitors” have the option to change rooms. However, we recommend changing rooms only three times (after about 20 minutes in one room) in order to listen to the poster introduction. 


Due to the ongoing severe impact of the COVID-19 crisis on our daily lives that includes heavy restrictions on international travel and the necessity to maintain physical distance, the organizers have decided to change the Bullying Research Symposium Vienna 2020 to an ONLINE conference for the already set dates (November 6-7, 2020).

All participants will receive more information on the online modalities and the program in time. 

We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause and we look very much forward to welcoming you to the ONLINE Bullying Research Symposium Vienna 2020!



5th of November 2020 - International Day against Violence and Bullying at School including Cyberbullying

UNESCO Member States declared the first Thursday of November, the International Day against Violence and Bullying at School Including Cyberbullying, recognizing that school-related violence in all its forms is an infringement of children and adolescents’ rights to education and to health and well-being. Read more...


Keynote Speakers

We are very proud to welcome Sheri Bauman (University of Arizona, US) and Yuichi Toda (Osaka Kyoiku University, Japan) in Vienna as our keynote speakers, who will provide input from an international perspective. 

"The role of teachers in bullying prevention"

School bullying is a global problem that causes harm to involved children whether they are bullies, victims, bully-victims, or bystanders. We know that bullying is not just a problem between two individuals; it is influenced by the climate in the classroom and school, and by the actions of the teacher in creating a climate in which bullying is unacceptable. The way the teacher responds to an incident of bullying sends a message to students about value of norms that disapprove of bullying. Although many anti-bullying programs can be implemented, the teacher is the key person delivering the programs and reinforcing the lessons. This presentation will discuss the essential role of teachers in reducing bullying at school.

Keynote Yuichi Toda

Japanese researchers/practitioners have been tackling ijime (Japanese word for bullying), collaborating worldwide and adopting cultural diversity. Countermeasures including peer support, Smartphone Summit and the Ijime Immunity Program are introduced. Though the evidence is rather weak, we are trying new ways of evaluation such as B/V ratio, participants' perspective evaluations and Ijime Immunity Scale. Discussing on such countermeasures and ways of evaluation may contribute to refining the new and challenging trials.


In addition to the keynote lectures, the program will include oral presentations, symposia and a poster session. 



Further information on program can be find here