Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Minister Torbjørn Røe Isaksen and healthcare minister Bent Høie initiated a summit on bullying which was held in the Prime Minister’s residence this morning. The goal was to better prevent and deal with bullying in schools, and gather suggestions for how victims and their parents can get help when schools do not follow up on reports of bullying.
The summit marks the start of the government’s efforts against bullying, and was attended by representatives of teachers, pupils and relevant organizations. “We must do everything we can to prevent bullying. Children who are bullied are hurting when it happens, but they also take it with them for the rest of their life,” Høie says.
Several former victims of bullying attended the breakfast meeting and shared their stories. Morten told of his experience with years of bullying, violence and harassment. “I found myself on the outside most of the time [...] It is central to what bullying does to you, it undermines the development of your opportunities.”
“Bullying is a culture. You must cultivate yourself away from bullying with another culture,” he advises.
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