SEP 2017
SEP 2016

World Anti-Bullying Forum 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden

The forum takes place in Stockholm and gathers researchers and practitioners from all over the world to discuss the topics bullying and discrimination. Besides inspiring lectures from leading experts in the field, the visitors can also participate in workshops. WABF 2017 wants to give school staff and researchers new perspectives and new knowledge on the issue of bullying, and at the same time the possibility to network. Behind the initiative are Friends International Center Against Bullying, IBPA, Linköping University and Örebro University.

May 7-9, Quality Hotel Friends, Stockholm, Sweden

All of you who work in schools or conduct research on the subject are very welcome with your registration to World Anti-Bullying Forum 2017. A three-day pass cost 2,500 SEK (including VAT) and you buy your ticket at WABF2017.com.

Some of the keynote speakers are

Dorothy L. Espelage, Ph.D., is Professor in Psychology at University of Florida. She has received APA Lifetime Achievement Award in Prevention Science and 2016 APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy.

Dr. Donna Cross is Winthrop Professor at Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at University of Western Australia and Australian Telethon Kids Institute. Right now she leads nine 3 to 5-year research projects, all of which process methods to increase students’ mental health.

Dr. Sameer Hinduja, Professor at School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University and Co-Director at Cyberbullying Research Center. Internationally acknowledged for his groundbreaking research on cyberbullying and safe social networking.

Read more & sign up at WABF2017.com
For more information, please contact:
Johanna Wilkens, PR
Tel: +46-70 725 54 13
Email: johanna.wilkens@friends.se

MAR 2016

We stood Together Against Bullying with the Colorado Avalanche

Yesterday Colorado Avalanche met Philadelphia Flyers at an almost sold out Pepsi Center. Close to 18,000 visitors were given many opportunities to learn about Friends and support our bullying prevention work.

Pepsi Center Jumbotron Friends Logo closeAt the pre-game event our president Pernilla Ravik Johnson introduced Friends and how we work. John McKibbon, Executive Director at Arvada Hockey Association shared the club’s experience of implementing the Friends Program. The winner of the signed Avs Jersey was announced.


It was hard to miss our presence on the jumbotron.

Gabriel Landeskog talked about Friends in videos produced specifically for this evening. In a live interview, Pernilla Ravik Johnson spoke about our work. The announcer introduced part of the Friends team, as we were waving at the camera. The crowd was informed that half of the proceeds from the 50/50 raffle ticket sales were being donated to Friends Colorado.

Our amazing volunteers set the season record in 50/50 raffle ticket sales!

Gabriel Landeskog met with our volunteers to take pictures and thank them in person. Two happy teenagers each received a signed hockey stick for selling the most tickets.

Winner of Avs Jersey signing Friends Pledge Wall at Pepsi CenterOur Pledge Wall got filled with signatures. Many people followed Gabriel Landeskog’s lead and signed the Together Against Bullying.

Parts of the proceeds from group tickets sold to the night Together Against Bullying were donated to Friends Colorado.

The Colorado Avalanche donated club level tickets to us. Friends’ sponsors who bought these tickets were treated to a private suite.

Post-game our sponsors were invited to an exclusive setting where Gabriel Landeskog casually answered questions while autographing items and taking pictures. One of our sponsors won a hockey stick, which Gabriel signed in person.

Together with the Colorado Avalanche we are already planning next season’s event!

Together Against Bullying Pepsi Center Friends Volunteers March 24 2016

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Together Against Bullying with the Colorado Avalanche
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Avalanche Star Landeskog Helps Anti-Bullying Group Go International « CBS Denver
NOV 2015
Avs captain helps launch Friends Colorado
OCT 2015
Launch Event for Friends Colorado
SEP 2015
November 8th-10th: Friends presenting at IBPA’s conference in Denver!
SEP 2015
September 14th: Gabriel Landeskog Signing for Friends Colorado
AUG 2015
Friends Report 2015: 8% of children are subjected to bullying