Schools and education systems can help by encouraging parents and children to enroll and attend. Having quality education can increase the likelihood of children finding paid work in adulthood, and taking part in organized activities can make it less likely that children will become involved in aggressive behavior or violence.

Schools can also be ideal places for activities aimed at preventing violence. They can involve many young people at one time, influencing them early in life. Skilled teachers can deliver violence prevention programs and act as significant role models outside of family or community life. Schools can reach parents, improving parenting practices that may be harmful to children’s health and education.

Schools make ideal environments to challenge some of the harmful social and cultural norms (standards or patterns that are typical or expected) that tolerate violence toward others (for example, gender-based violence