Evaluation of the Roots Indonesia

Peer violence and bullying prevention pilot in South Sulawesi and Central Java

Students at SMP 2 in Klaten
UNICEF/2017/Cory Rogers


Nationally representative data on bullying in Indonesian schools from the Global School Health Survey (GSHS) on 2015 suggests that over 21% of children ages 13-15 equal to 18 million children reported experiencing bullying in the last month. Cyberbullying is increasingly being documented as a problem children face at home and school. 

To address this issue, a series of workshops were held with government, universities, youth, and civil society to design the model intervention to prevent bullying in junior high schools in Indonesia. Adolescent-driven anti-bullying intervention model was developed and pilot tested in South Sulawesi and Central Java, in both rural and urban areas. The Indonesian intervention was adapted from a North American program called Roots, focusing on building a positive school climate through student-led activities. The program was implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection, with support from the Swiss National Committee for UNICEF and sub-national partners.

This document of evaluation presents Roots Indonesia's model design, key findings, lesson learned & recommendation from October 2016 – May 2018. 

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English, Indonesian