Mobbing

Mobbing

Mobbing means that a member of a group is systematically and repeatedly intimidated, humiliated or isolated over an extended period of time. It can occur at school, in a club, at work, in the community or in the family. Originally, the term mobbing was used mainly in the context of the workplace. Recent studies have shown, however, that mobbing is a problem at schools as well, where up to 10% of pupils are affected. These boys and girls are bullied physically or emotionally by other pupils over an extended period of time. The effects of mobbing are often serious and range from loss of self-esteem to addictions or even suicidal tendencies. Mobbing situations tend to be complex and can rarely be resolved on one’s own. Rather, it requires quick intervention and cooperation on the part of teachers, parents, social workers, the school board and the school psychological service.

Switzerland

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Aargau

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  • Counselling by the "Schulpsychologischer Dienst"Aargau" in regards to mobbing: www.ag.ch

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Basel-Landschaft

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Basel-Stadt

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Solothurn

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  • Information on preventing violence in school: www.so.ch

  • Schulpsychologischer Dienst Solothurn: www.so.ch

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