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"Det är bara toppen av isberget som kommer till vår kännedom" : En kvalitativ studie om arbetet mot nätmobbning utifrån skolkuratorns perspektiv / "It´s only the tip of the iceberg that comes to our knowledge" : A qualitative study of the work against cyberbullying from the school social worker perspective

Authors
  • Gran, Alma
  • Johansson, Isabelle
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2021
Source
DiVA - Academic Archive On-line
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Language
Swedish
License
Green
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Abstract

The purpose of the study has been to examine school social workers´ professional practice in order to create an understanding of the opportunities and obstacles that exist for school social workers in their work against cyberbullying. This study has been based on a qualitative method where eight semi-structured interviews with school social workers from different municipalities in Sweden. The empirical data has been analyzed on the basis of previous research and the theoretical framework: professional theory and discretion. The results show that the school social worker´s professional role is characterized by overall job descriptions and a responsibility for adolesecents´ well-being. Cyberbullying appears to be complex and difficult to access, while at the same time it is important to prevent. The school social worker pursues prevention through collaboration with teachers and guardians and through class exercises. Factors that affect the school social worker's opportunities to work preventively are time and school management. 

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