Bullying Prevails at School

The analysis shows that the proportion of pupils who are being bullied two to three times a month or more is 6.8 percent in 2012. This percentage is unchanged compared to previous years. 2.8 percent of the students answered that they bully others two to three times a month or more. Bullying decreases with age, and boys express that they bully others and are being bullied more often than girls. Also the survey shows that students who bully other students are experiencing most bullying by fellow students in class. 

Digital bullying

This year for the first time, the Directorate surveyed the cyber-bullying. The analysis shows that there are fewer students who are involved in cyber-bullying in relation to “traditional” bullying. In this category, boys are digitally bullied more often than girls.


Students at secondary schools and secondary schools are asked whether they have been subjected to unfair treatment or discrimination in five areas: gender, disability, nationality, religion or belief and sexual orientation. 

7.2 percent of students say they have been discriminated against in at least one of these areas two to three times a month. 

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