Russia's invasion of Ukraine evokes a wide variety of feelings in us. This is a fertile ground for bullying, racism or for hate speech, which has already begun to increase before.

In early childhood education and care (ECEC), schools and educational institutions (hereinafter: school), it is important to monitor closely the safety and well-being of those children, pupils and students who have a Ukrainian or Russian background or who themselves or whose family or friends have earlier traumatic experiences of war and violence. It is the responsibility of adults both at school and at home to safeguard a safe growth and learning environment to every child, young person, pupil and student.