The television program from RTL, 'Project P: Stop het pesten' (Stop the bullying) drew 700,000 viewers for its first episode on Monday. The show, presented by Johnny de Mol and Dennis Weening, caused some outrage among schools and parents alike about the images, some of which were recorded in secret.
Bullying has increased at schools in The Netherlands. Last year, there were almost 20 percent more reports of violence and abuse at schools than the year before.
Johnny de Mol, who is co-presenter of the upcoming RTL 5 program Project P: Stop Het Pesten with Dennis Weening, thinks that judgement has been cast over the show too early. "Before it has been seen", he said in RTL Late Night.
Various schools are outraged about a new television from RTL 5 that attempts to shine a light on bullying. Some of the images seem to have been recorded in secret, prompting some schools to take the matter to court in an effort to keep the images off the national screens.
A 27-year old gay man from Amersfoort took to Facebook to cry for help when he was bullied out of his neighborhood, Liendert.
A 17-year-old was arrested Sunday afternoon, for hitting several people and police officers.
The Groningen court has sentenced two 20-year-old brothers from Buitenpost to 180 hours of community service because they threatened a group of teenagers in North Horn. In addition, the got a suspended prison sentence of four months.
One out of five students is bullied during their internship. This can be found in the National Internship Monitor 2013, which is an investigation by the Erasmus University and the Student Bureau, a search site for internships, this was reported by the AD on Wednesday.
According to the investigation, about 20 percent of the 1400 students, who were followed, were scolded, belittled or ignored. Sometimes they are also victim to abuse of authority or gossiping.