Teenagers are often at the heart of discussions regarding violence in public spaces as both potential perpetrators and potential victims. However, teenagers are rarely asked what their experiences are. They are lectured on what they should do, and adults often are more worried about the dangers of technology.
With the collaboration of a child psychologist and a local school, we implemented a workshop to diagnose how teenagers perceive daily risks of victimization in public spaces in an environment of chronic violence: what are they worried about? what actions they take to be safe? With this information, we proposed a set of short, medium, and long-term strategies for the school based on teenagers’ real experiences and concerns.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 665850.
- MVTV neighbors’ association
- Université de Paris
- Pablo Lozano (psychologist)