Bullies Get Free Pass in Swedish Schools
Bullying in schools continues to be a large problem in Sweden, according to a new report released by The Swedish Schools Inspectorate. An in-depth study of 50 schools revealed in part that bullied children don’t trust their teachers to help them.
The Schools Inspectorate hopes that the report will serve as a wake-up call for the schools, many of which lack procedures for dealing with bullying. Even if bullying is identified, schools often fail to follow up on incidents, giving children the impression that telling teachers about being bullied makes no difference at all.
The study, which examined schools throughout the entire country, took place between April and December last year.