Teaching practices play an important role in preventing bullying

Research

Classrooms that encourage competition between students may inadvertently be creating settings where bullying is more likely to take place. That’s one of the conclusions that can be drawn from work led by McGill researchers. But it’s only part of the story. One factor that was important, especially for boys, was the quality of the relationships they had with their teachers in the classroom.

Youth violence impedes socio-economic development

Research

Youth violence undermines social and economic development, especially in the poorest corners of the world, according to research from McGill. However, increased government spending on education may be the key to facilitate policy efforts to protect youth.