The Zero programme against bullying: effects of the programme in the context of the Norwegian manifesto against bullying

Abstract

The anti-bullying programme ‘Zero’ was implemented at 146 Norwegian primary schools. The outcome among pupils was evaluated after 12 months of the total 16-month period using an age-equivalent design. The present study shows that bullying was reduced among pupils in the schools participating in the Zero programme. Moreover, National surveys in spring 2001 and spring 2004 showed a reduction in pupils being victimised in Norway over 3 years. The high profiled national Manifesto Against Bullying started officially in September 2002 and the first period lasted 2 years. The majority of the schools comprising the 2004 national sample reported a substantial increase in anti-bullying work compared to the three-year period before 2001. Interactions between national concern and programme effect are discussed.

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Roland, E., Bru, E., Midthassel, U.V. et al. The Zero programme against bullying: effects of the programme in the context of the Norwegian manifesto against bullying. Soc Psychol Educ 13, 41–55 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11218-009-9096-0

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Keywords

  • Bullying
  • Intervention
  • Zero programme
  • Manifesto