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"Juridik och lagstiftning är inte svart eller vitt": En kvalitativ studie om hur skolpersonal tolkar och tillämpar skollagen gällande nätkränkningar
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
“Law and legislation is not black or white” : A qualitative study about how school employees interpret and practice school law regarding cyber-bullying (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this essay was to gain a deeper understanding about how school employees interpret and practice school law regarding cyber-bullying that occurs between pupils on the internet. To examine this we used a qualitative method. We completed eight interviews with five teachers, one headmaster, one school welfare officer and one special educationist. These eight school employees were from four different high schools. In our interviews we found that the school employees thought it was difficult to define different concepts within the school law such as in association with the occupation and offensive behaviour which prohibits them from interpreting the school law in the same way. These concepts were what seemed to make the law unclear when it came to situations involving cyber-bullying. We also found that they regarded the equal treatment plan as their most important tool when working with cyber-bullying even though they were uncertain about whether it was practiced when a situation emerged. This because of the school employees´ discretion that seemed to dominate more than what the school law states in most situations when it came to assessing how serious a cyber-bullying situation was and how it should be handled. We also understood that the school employees required more discussions and education regarding cyber-bullying in order to gain a deeper understanding of how to handle the problem. It seemed that cyber-bullying was not a prioritized matter due to that the employees had a lot of other things to attend too.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 40 p.
Keyword [en]
School law, cyber-bullying, equal treatment plan, school employees, school, discretion, interpreting law, applying law.
Keyword [sv]
Skollagen, nätkränkningar, likabehandlingsplan, skolpersonal, skola, handlingsfrihet, tolkning av lag, tillämpning av lag
National Category
Other Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-31633OAI: diva2:690745
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
2014-01-16, 08:00
Available from: 2014-01-30 Created: 2014-01-24 Last updated: 2014-01-30Bibliographically approved

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