Bullying, 10th grade (NHC)


Percentage of pupils in 10th grade who have experienced bullying as a percentage of all those who responded to the student survey. Both bullying and online bullying are presented. The county figures comprise students who attend school in the county.

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"Bullied" includes those who replied ”two or three times a month”, ”approximately once a week” or ”several times a week” to the question ”Have you been bullied at school during the past few months?”

"Online bullying" includes those who replied "two or three times a month", "approximately once a week" or "several times a week" to the question "Have you been bullied online (mobile, tablet, PC) during the past few months?"

Full Title

Bullying, 10th grade (NHC)

Identification Number



Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
The Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training Udir

Data Distributor

Name Affiliation Abbreviation
Nasjonalt folkehelseinstitutt FHI


Date: 2017-09-13

Version Responsibility Statement

Random factors that may affect results are of greater importance if the selection is small. Results from groups with few pupils must therefore be interpreted with more caution than results based on the entire sample for the survey.


Geographical level

Norway, health regions and counties


Both genders, boys and girls

Age groups

10th grade

Time periods

School year 2016/17

Kind of Data

Statistics based on fewer than seven cases are hidden for privacy reasons. Numbers are concealed if the following is true:

• Fewer than seven who are bullied or fewer than seven who are not bullied
• Fewer than 10 people in the denominator

In addition, statistics for a subset are concealed, e.g. a gender, if the figure for this subgroup, with the figure for the group, could be used to derive a number that is hidden for privacy reasons.

Frequency of updates



Data from the School Survey which is conducted annually.

Data quality

In recent years, the response rate in the student survey has varied between 80% and 90%.


Bullying is a significant individual risk factor for mental disorders (Fosse 2006). Children who are bullied have up to a seven times higher risk of mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, loneliness and restlessness, than children who are not bullied. Among children and youth who are bullied, bodily ailments such as headaches, back pain, "stomach ache" and dizziness are twice as common as among other children. The more frequently a child is bullied the greater the risk of health problems (Nordhagen 2005).

The connection between bullying and health problems emphasizes the importance of preventing bullying in schools. It is also important to monitor the statistics on the proportion who have been victims of bullying to evaluate how the implemented measures work, and to be able to work on local quality improvement.

For more information on bullying and mental health, see NIPH report no. 1/2011 about health promotion, preventive measures and recommendations (http://www.fhi.no/dokumenter/1b2e13863a.pdf, in Norwegian).

Fosse, G. (2006): Mental health of psychiatric outpatients bullied in childhood. NTNU.
Nordhagen R, Nielsen A, Stigum H (2005): Parental reported bullying among Nordic children: a population-based study. Child Care Health Dev 2005.

Related Materials

Facts about bullying among children and adolescents in Norway

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