100 cases of mobbing reported – most are being put aside

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100 cases of mobbing reported – most are being put aside

Nearly 100 cases involving mobbing have been reported to the police over the past five years. A large majority of the cases are dismissed.


In 2012 and 2013, 11 cases were reported. In the last three years, more than 20 bullying cases have been reported annually, while ten things have been reported so far this year. This is shown by figures Aftenposten has collected from the twelve police districts in Norway.

The overview shows that a significant majority of cases are being put aside.

In the pupil survey from 2016, 6.3 per cent of students respond that they are bullied two to three times a month or more. That correlates to approximately 40,000 students at levels 1 to 10.

On Tuesday, the Ombudsman presents their report to the UN on how Norway fulfills the Convention on the Rights of Children. Here the Children’s Ombudsman criticizes Norwegian efforts against bullying and violence.

– We hope the UN will listen to our input. The feedback will be important signals as to what Norway should work with, says Ombudsman for Children, Anne Lindboe.

The Ombudsman hopes for support from the UN in the fight against bullying and violence against children in Norway.

– We have seen cases of bullying that are so serious that children choose to end their own lives. Mobbing rates are steady despite increased efforts, affecting both learning, health and children’s ability to develop, says Lindboe to Aftenposten.

She believes the resources devoted to the work of the schools and county councils against bullying should be doubled, from NOK 75 million this year’s state budget to NOK 150 million in the budget for next year.


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1 Comment on "100 cases of mobbing reported – most are being put aside"

  1. Aftenposten 26-09-17 has 3 pages on this. It is a matter of prime importance and i am studying it deeply. For now, i urge norwegians to take it very seriously, as it reflects badly on norwegian national character and is a characteristic to be ashamed of.
    Bullying/mobbing and crime of all sorts are dynamically related and reflect bad upbringing from infancy.
    Lack of justice (law and order) world-wide is a crisis threatening to life as we would like to know it.
    I guess a reason for decadence re mobbing/bullying is that in some towns culprits are well-connected—i e, corruption…it is but a few steps away from this http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/reyhaneh-jabbari-executed-iran-hangs-woman-for-murder-of-her-alleged-attempted-rapist-9817712.html
    Also i figure it is brushed aside by adults who grew up with it and are unwilling to admit it harmed them—they live in what freud called #denial#…they pretend it is normal and part of education for the rough and tumble of life generally.
    And, of course, norwegians tend to feel obliged to believe they are happy.
    Consider the motivations of the nuts who join IS, or mafia generally.
    People must be brought up to participate responsibly in a safe society.
    We must take a long-range view of this task—but begin promptly…norway is far from adequate socially/culturally/politically, even tho it is generally a century ahead of most other nations.
    Justice begins in childhood.

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