Mobbning i det moderna samhället : Sju kuratorers upplevelser av högstadieskolors arbete och ansvarstagande i mobbningsfrågan.
Sammanfattning: The aim of this study was to increase our understanding of how secondary schools handle the different forms of bullying in different arenas. The questions we were asking us was how schools work to prevent and treat against bullying based on plans of action, how the schools are responsible in the bullying issues and how the schools and welfare officers have taken account of sex linkage in bullying issues. Our study is based on the result from seven qualitative semi- structured interviews with secondary school welfare officers in Sweden. The study results show that traditional form of bullying takes place through verbal assault, physical violence, ostracism and glances. Welfare officers coincide that there are gender differences in the approach of bullying. In traditional bullying, girls tend to perform the invisible bullying in the form of ostracism and glances while the boys are more represented in the physical bullying and verbal abuse. The results show that some welfare officers believe that boys and girls bully different amounts on the Internet; girl’s count as overrepresented. The schools’ work against bullying looks similar; they talk about bullying in classes, they have theme days to increase the community, and they have safe walks, secret notes and peers and break guards. All welfare officers agree that cyber bullying has increased in recent years and many of them believe that the bullying that earlier occurred in the school corridors has been moved to the Internet. All schools have designed plans of action against bullying and the plan is used in the prevention and treatment purpose. The Welfare officers think that cyber bullying is the parents’ responsibility since it takes place at leisure but since the cyber bullying often affects students in school, the school takes responsibility anyway and tries to sort it out between students.
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