Swedish preschools are now so dangerous that some children have to be locked in


There’s an epidemic of violence in Sweden’s preschools, Göteborgs Posten (GP) reports. Staff of some preschools have to lock children in, to prevent children from harming other children.

Children at preschools in Gothenburg are subjected to violence, kicks and punches and some come home with black eyes and scratches.

Parents have repeatedly reported these incidents to the police and the School Inspectorate. This is how everyday life is lived in a so called vulnerable area in Western Gothenburg, GP reports.

“My son comes home with bruises, scratches and death threats every day. He has been struck by all sorts of things, ranging from toys to wooden pieces and sticks in his eyes,” says a parent

Another parent says “children hit each other, even with chairs. There is a lot of violence and very gross language. I have seen children being kicked in the back of the head.”

But it is not only the children who are subjected to violence and threats from other children, even the staff are affected. Parents testify to what they saw when they come to kindergarten to bring or retrieve their children.

No normal preschool activities can be carried out at preschool, all the time and effort is required to prevent and stop the violence and the threats.

Many employees have now been replaced and discipline is enforced and in the meanwhile critical parents believe they don’t get enough support.

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