Several pupils are experiencing bullying than recent years Elevundersøkelser have shown. Many students feel that adults at school do not notice the bullying.
It shows the new Elevundersøkelsen that was published Tuesday morning. According to the country’s largest single study, correspond to 6.3 percent of the students that they will be exposed to bullying. It is equivalent to over 39000 students in Norwegian primary and secondary schools.
the Survey is the first after the students ‘ experience of the offense was omitted from the questions.
the Results from the Elevundersøkelsen 2016 shows that the adults don’t detect much of the bullying that happens at school. Around 40 per cent of the pupils who have been bullied by other students respond that no adults knew about the bullying.
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– It is very serious that children are being bullied without it being intercepted. The adults at school and in the nursery must be able to detect bullying, says education ms. Torbjørn Røe Isaksen.
6.3 per cent are bullied
6.3 per cent say they have been bullied 2-3 times a month or more often. This is a combined number for those who in one or another combination is bullied by peers, adults at school, or digital of peers.
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When it comes to the type of bullying, the answer almost 70 per cent of the pupils who are being bullied often, that they are called nasty things and teased in a hurtful way. 46 per cent are held outside and blessed too, while 23 percent of students who experience being bullied – answers that they will be exposed to physical bullying.
16 per cent responding that the school knew about the bullying but did nothing.
– Must be taken seriously
It is serious. Students are to be taken seriously when they tell you about the bullying. Those who work in the school must have the knowledge of how to uncover and stop bullying, and follows up the students and the environment. We have more offers to schools in order to strengthen this important competency, ” says the director of the Education directorate Hege Nilssen.
Kunnskapsministeren know now on the need to legislate new measures against bullying.
Bullying is a terrible thing for the person who is exposed to it, and a serious societal problem. We will therefore legislate what schools should do when children are being bullied, and provide liquidated damages to municipalities that do not follow up. No one should be able to turn away and leave to intervene, says Røe Isaksen.
Changed the survey
After that VG in 2015 wrote several issues that the new elevundersøkelsen may have given an artificially low figures on how many students who are bullied, changed skolemyndighetene Norway’s largest survey.
KrFs utdanningspolitiker in Parliament, Anders Tyvand, emphasizing that it is the students ‘ and children’s own experience of bullying that must be added to reason, and not that voksenpersoner define what’s bullying.
the Children must be taken seriously, and we can’t have a law where teachers to define whether a child is victim of bullying or not. It is an important principle that it is the child’s experience to be, and it must be back in the law if the government will get support from the christian democratic party has in Parliament, ” says Tyvand.
In a proposal now out for consultation, is the child’s subjective experience given less weight, for Tyvands opinion.
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Both former prime minister Kjell Magne Bondevik, who have engaged themselves strongly against bullying, and nestor in the work against bullying, Dan Olweus, criticized that the previous study made it impossible to compare the extent of bullying in the school in previous years.
11000 experience that they mobbes of adults
In the new survey, the students also question whether they have been bullied by adults at school. 1.8 per cent of the students in the survey say that they have experienced such bullying. It is equivalent to over 11000 students in the primary school.
– All children should have safe and well at school and in the nursery. The school is to prevent, uncover and deal with mobbesaker. We need more action and less bureaucracy, says Røe Isaksen.
One of the new questions this year is about digital bullying, where 1.9 per cent of the pupils respond that they experience this type of bullying. It is equivalent to close to 12000 students in primary and middle school.
– It is not always easy to know where to go when your child is experiencing exclusion, a vicious messages in social media – or are tormented in other ways. Therefore we launched earlier in the autumn, a new website, nullmobbing.now, where we have collected advice to students and parents who are in a mobbesak, says Røe Isaksen.
the ministry of education writes in a press release that Elevundersøkelsen from the last three years may have given an artificially low figures on how many students who were bullied.
Several researchers have pointed out that the new questions about various violations in advance of the issue of bullying, may have influenced the responses regarding bullying. The new spørsmålsrekken should be able to give us a better image, according to kunnskapsministeren.
I think it has been absolutely necessary to make changes in Elevundersøkelsen. This is the most important survey we have to survey bullying in the school. It is crucial that the numbers in the survey provides an as correct picture as possible and have high credibility, says Røe Isaksen.
432.000 pupils black
In the previous Elevundersøkelsen black 3.7 per cent that they were bullied two to three times a month or more often. Then had not the survey their own questions about digital bullying and adult bullying.
no Matter how we measure, we never finished with the work against bullying. Working against bullying is, in practice, to work continuously to create a safe environment with safe children, ” says Hege Nilssen.
Approximately 432 000 students responded to the Elevundersøkelsen in the fall of 2016. It was mandatory for 7. step, 10. step and vg1, and volunteer for the rest of the steps from the and with 5. step.