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The #metoo campaign is widely discussed at school. Credit: JESSICA GOW / TT

How students talk about #metoo at school

6:38 min

How is the #metoo campaign dealt with among the next generation and at school? Radio Sweden spoke to teenagers about sexual harassment.

Among the many appeals in the tracks of the #metoo campaign against sexual harassment is one from pupils and students at school, launched last week. Under the tagline #tystiklassen (=quiet in the classroom) hundreds of students and former students share their experiences of sexist attitudes from teachers as well as being harassed and groped by fellow students.

Radio Sweden went to the Gymnasiemässan in Stockholm, a fair where fifteen and sixteen year olds can find out more about their options and choices for upper secondary school, to hear more about how they talk about sexual harassment at school and with their friends - and if it is always completely clear where to draw the line.

In the piece, the TV-presenter Martin Timell is mentioned, who was among the first to lose his job, after the #metoo campaign was launched. He has been reported to police for alleged rape and a preliminary investigation has been launched. TV4 has taken his show off the air and has terminated his contract. Timell has apologised for offending people, but his lawyer told the tabloid Aftonbladet that he denies any wrongdoing and that they welcome the police investigation.

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