This paper reports on violence in schools in Vietnam, including both acts of violence and bullying among students and those performed by teachers on students within the school grounds. Results from the qualitative data collected from interviews with 36 of the Young Lives children uncovered the long-term impact of school violence as well as its causes. Key policy implications of this paper include closer cooperation between the school, family, community and police, accompanied by the introduction of life skills for children into the school curriculum, training in positive discipline for teachers and better data collection.
Nguyen Thi Thu Hang; Tran Ngo Thi Minh Tam. Vietnam Policy Paper 1. School Violence: Evidence from Young Lives in Vietnam. Young Lives, Department of International Development at the University of Oxford, Oxford, UK (2013) 28 pp.