"the Debaters: We challenge the business community to pull together for our children to be safe"
"This is an opinion piece. It is the writer who stands for the views that are put forward in the text, not Against."
"the DEBATE. Several national surveys from 2019 shows that bullying and the feeling of insecurity increases among children and young people in Sweden. "
"to reduce bullying, and to reverse the negative development, it is necessary that all of society's actors are involved. "
"Private companies have historically made a difference with innovative solutions for critical societal issues. Now challenge Friends the business community to work together with us to take steps against the social objectives in the Agenda 2030 and at the forefront of a national mobilization against bullying."
"Sweden has for many years been seen as a pioneer in the work against bullying. Now shows several independent national surveys, a serious negative trend, where more and more children are victims of bullying and other forms of violence."
"According to Folkhälsomyndighetens report Schoolchildren's health habits in Sweden 2017u002F18 increases bullying in Sweden for the first time since the 1990s. "
"the Students' security have also deteriorated since 2013, according to the Skolinspektionens school survey in the autumn of 2018, who came in recently. "
"A pervasive pattern is that girls are especially insecure and vulnerable to many forms of violence, such as bullying, sexual harassment and abuse, online and especially at school. "
"BRIS' latest figures show that the number of contacts related to bullying has increased by 48 per cent between 2016 and 2018. To Friends advice received calls from children who no longer feel life is worth living, and from the parents who beat themselves bloody in the fight to improve their children's situation in school."
"Research shows that bullying can lead to depression and suicide, increased risk to continue the use of violence, have not been accepted, drop out of school or becoming involved in crime. "
"Friends report ”Mobbningens costs” (2016) also shows that the bullying that takes place in a year will cost society 17.5 billion over the next 30 years."
"Already in the PISA report, from 2017, it emerged that Sweden was no longer a best-in-class what comes to bullying in the school. Rather are we to regard as a mediocrity. We are now sharply after our nordic neighbours in the fight against bullying. "
"The national development is deeply disturbing and goes in completely the wrong direction. The latest alarm bells, we now turn to the business community to work together with us to go in the forefront of a national mobilization against bullying."
"To prevent bullying and other forms of violence against children is one of the best social investments a society can make. "
"the Business community has in the past taken a large social responsibility, and contributed to, for example, in a national mobilization in 1954 in order to stop the high infant mortality rate. Volvo and Folksam was the predecessor and, together with many other actors in society and reduce both child mortality in traffic accidents at home and by drowning. "
"Children mortality by drowning declined dramatically thanks to these combined efforts, 90 per cent in 30 years."
"today, we present four measures to protect children against bullying and violations based on the established success factors. All go to apply on the company's ordinary activities."
"► Courageous leadership at the highest level."
"the Friends view, in accordance with the crc, that it is adults' responsibility to prevent bullying and protect children. "
"We call for a courageous leadership and commitment at the highest management level in all companies and organizations. "
"the Courageous leader who takes a stand for children's basic rights and encourages innovative activities within the ordinary activities that strengthen children and young people. It can be anything from “build away” the precarious environments in the physical school environment to bets on a safer internet."
"► Collaboration and partnerships "
"to stop the bullying requires more collaboration within and between different sectors of the society. We want to challenge companies to think beyond the competition, and see what an entire industry together can do for children's security. An example of this is the financial coalition against barnsexhandel, where ECPAT together with the Swedish banks managed to obstruct payments for child sexual abuse."
"► Trusting relationships as a protection against bullying"
"There are a number of factors which, in accordance with existing research, which can protect against bullying. The Friends is specifically to create secure relationships between adults and children. Also companies can contribute in this work. To organise their activities in a way that provides time for employees to create trusting relationships with children in their neighborhood can be crucial. Children who do not have an adult to talk with at risk both exposing others and yourself to be exposed."
"The social dimension of the UN's global goal is at least equally important in the company's CSR-work in order to achieve the Agenda in 2030. By addressing protective factors against bullying can business community to reduce violence and crime, and promote the health and equal treatment among children. Both in the development of products and in the workplace environment."
"► Spread the working practices nationally"
"There is a need to learn from our nordic neighbours. In Finland gave the ministry of education of Turku University in the mission to develop a research-based anti-mobbningsprogram. The program has spread to 90 per cent of all schools and the bullying in Finland has declined significantly in the whole country. In Norway, invited the prime minister in a range of key stakeholders to a summit to combat bullying, which resulted in the Partnerships against bullying. The Norwegian government has budgeted sek 115 million to the partnership in 2019, and the recently published results show that bullying has decreased considerably since the work began in 2013. "
"In anticipation of the Swedish prime minister Stefan Löfvens summit, invites Friends in the industry. Functioning of the promotion and prevention methods are, help us spread them!"
"today's start Of the Friends of the national forces. A multi-annual commitment with the goal to reduce bullying in Sweden drastically in line with the UN global hållbarhetbarhetsmål. "
"We invite the public sector and decision-makers. Civil society and academia. But mostly, we invite those we know can quickly create change with innovation and leadership. The Swedish business has the chance to be with you when we make bullying history. You are with our forces?"
"nPer Leander, Secretary-general of the FriendsnMagnus Loftsson, Research and development manager FriendsnLisen Bergquist, Project manager, National mobilization against bullying and Friends"
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