Dr Silja Saarento
Postdoctoral Researcher, Division of Psychology, University of Turku, Finland
My research focuses on classroom- and school-level risk factors for bullying and being bullied and on the effectiveness and working mechanisms of school-based antibullying programs.
I want to raise awareness about the importance of children’s multiple contexts (e.g., home, classroom, school) in understanding and supporting their peer relations and wellbeing. I also want to promote the use of evidence-based practices that acknowledge the role of these contexts.