Eurovision - political or not?
Already before the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, people were saying that Jamala's song 1944 was political. When the song actually won the contest, more voices have been raised. I'm giving my €0.99 analysis. read more...
Bullying in the public sector
Bullying is more common in the public sector than in private companies. It goes to say that if a private company was infested with a culture of bullying, they would go bankrupt fairly quickly. No surprise then, when The Syney Morning Herald reports about Bullying in the NSW public sector. read more...
Seasonal neutrality: How the politically correct are politically incorrect
Every Christmas we hear the same stories about how a school did not do their annual Christmas mass, TV hosts hide their crosses and hijabs, Buddha hides behind a tree and the Chinese Dragon is banned from public space. The all-inclusive suppression of religious and cultural identity has been the "politically correct" approach to creating an all-inclusive society. But is it really inclusive? read more...
Proving bullying at work
"It is almost impossible to prove bullying at work," says LO-attorney Karl Inge Rotmo. While the employer has the burden of evidence that the physical work environment is in order and that there has been no discrimination, the victim must carry the burden of evidence in occurrences of non-physical bullying. read more...
Norway best at bullying
In the news, Norway is best at bullying! And that's a "bad best". A total of 31% of children have been bullied the last 12 months, as opposed to the European average of 19%. The statistics are being revealed in a new book "Digital bullying", which I hope to see in my bookshelf soon. read more...
I was bullied
Bullying takes many forms, and are therefore difficult to manage without seeing the full picture. The schools have received a special responsibility when it comes to bullying among children because that's exactly where they spend large amounts of the day. But the school is not the only place bullying happens. It is a phenomena that runs through all layers of society, age groups and bureaucratic systems. But, as I mentioned, it takes different forms. read more...