Youth, violence and vulnerability. A study of adolescents' experiences of harassment and other violations in the school environment
The study is based on interviews with students in ninth grade and was conducted in six classes at four different schools. The schools represent different parts of the Swedish school reality, in that they are located in the countryside, in a working environment and in an urban suburb. Based on the students' stories, three main themes related to threats and violence in the school day have been identified. In order to create security at school, the importance of trusting relationships and committed adults is highlighted as essential. The adults that the students have known for a long time and with whom they have an established relationship are described as important persons. It is also to these adults that they turn if they have any kind of problem.