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Big Increase in Bullying in Schools

Bullying in the Swedish schools has long been capturing headlines - with sharp accusations that both teachers and local authorities are unable to curb the physical and psychological violence.

Despite stronger measures to punish the culprits and those failing to defend the abused, new static show that reported cases of bullying have climbed 70% in the first quarter of this year.

Lars Arenius, child and student representative at the Swedish school inspection authorities, comments.