‘An important question in my research is how we can counter bullying. I don’t see bullying as an individual problem but as a group issue,’ explains René Veenstra in a video about his research.

The video, made by Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, addresses the further implications of Veenstra’s research, including the effectiveness of the anti-bullying program KiVa.

Visit the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen website to watch the video.


René Veenstra is professor of Sociology at University of Groningen and and steering committee of the GUTS program. Veenstra’s research focuses on the theoretical and empirical elaboration of a social network approach to bullying and victimization and pro- and antisocial behavior. He is Director of the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS), the Netherlands.