Recent research led by Dr Fry and the Safe Inclusive Schools Network (SISN) explored how violence in childhood affects children’s outcomes at school globally. The study found that all forms of violence in childhood had a significant impact on educational outcomes, including grades and test scores, graduation, school attendance and school absence.
These results are important to understand how and to what extent different forms of violence in childhood contribute to inequalities in education, which is key to achieving the SDG 4a target of providing safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all. . The findings support the idea that prevention of violence in childhood can be viewed as a key strategy for raising attainment and improving educational outcomes globally for both boys and girls.