Violence hidden in plain sight for Pacific teens says UNICEF

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Students in Pacific countries are facing violence in schools at a higher rate than the global average, according to a recent survey by UNICEF.

The ‘End Violence’ campaign looked at bullying including fights and psychological abuse, as well as corporal punishment affecting 13 to 15 year olds.

It found over half of students in Samoa, Tonga, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu experienced bullying at school, compared to a third of children globally.

Jenny Meyer spoke to UNCEF’s Pacific Representative, Sheldon Yett about the survey.

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