Much less college students declare to be bullied – Norway Right this moment

Less students claim to be bullied - Norway Today

Fewer college students declare to be bullied in Norway

6.1 per cent of all Norwegian college students reported that they’re bullied or mobbed two to 3 instances a month or extra in an annual survey. It is a lower of 0.5 proportion factors from 2017.


This corresponds to about 27,000 college students. The scholars specify that they’re bullied by adults in school or by fellow college students, each in particular person and/or digitally.

Round 447,000 college students responded to the survey within the autumn of 2018. That’s the all-time excessive variety of respondents.

It’s constructive to see that there are fewer college students who reply that they’re being bullied, however there are nonetheless too lots of them. We all know that many colleges work nicely to provide college students a secure and good college day. The work towards bullying have to be completed each single day and has no expiry date, reacts Director of the Norwegian Directorate for Schooling, Hege Nilssen.

The coed survey is obligatory for the seventh graders, the 10th graders and the first graders in higher secondary college and in any other case voluntarily from the fifth grade onwards.

Bullied by grown-ups

4.6 per cent of the scholars said that they’re bullied or mobbed by different college students two to 3 instances a month or extra. Two-thirds of those report that they’re known as nasty issues and teased in a hurtful method. almost half of them (46%) is frozen out and talked of behind their backs. Roughly one in 4 skilled bodily bullying.

37 per cent of those that expertise bullying two to 3 instances a month or extra, reply that no grownup is conscious of it. 16 per cent responded that the college know concerning the bullying, however that nothing is completed. These figures lower considerably from the survey carried out in 2017.

The individuals are additionally questioned about digital bullying and whether or not they’re bullied by adults in school. 1.9 per cent responded that they’re bullied digitally two to 3 instances a month or extra, whereas 1.6 per cent inform that they’re bullied by adults in school at the least 2-Three instances a month.

Zero tolerance

Norwegian Minister of Data, Jan Tore Sanner (Conservatives), is happy that fewer college students expertise they’re bullied.

All kids are entitled to a secure and good studying surroundings. I’m very joyful that fewer kids and kids are bullied. In response to the scholar survey, we are actually at a traditionally low stage, however there are nonetheless many kids who expertise bullying in school. The trouble should, due to this fact, be strengthened sooner or later. We now have zero tolerance for bullying, Sanner asserts.

In response to Sanner, the figures present that the Norwegian Authorities’s measures towards bullying are working.

The Authorities has carried out quite a lot of measures to strengthen the faculties’ efforts to stop, detect and deal with bullying. The Bullying Act, which strengthens the rights of the bullied, got here into power within the autumn of 2017. From the autumn of 2018, all counties gained bullying Ombudsmen. The Ombudsman will assist and information kids, college students and oldsters in instances involving bullying, and they’re to make sure e a greater kindergarten and faculty surroundings, the Minister of Data explains.

Just lately bullied or mobbed




«Bullied by fellow college students»

4,0 %

3,6 %

«Bullied digitally (cellular, Tab, PC) lately»

0,7 %

0,4 %

«Bullied by adults in school lately»

1,3 %

1,1 %

Bullied by a mix of the above

0,6 %

1,0 %


6,6 %

6,1 %

Alternative to work in class

Along with bullying, the Pupil Survey additionally considers the scholars’ opinion of whether or not there may be peace and quiet sufficient within the classroom to work. 63.5 per cent of the respondents both “barely agree” or “completely agree” that there’s good alternative to work throughout classes. This determine has remained secure over the previous 6 years.

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