Bullying is a problem that is rooted in the educational system. So much so that the association Cities Without Bullying revealed that 40% of boys between 13 and 16 years are victims of bullying.
Thus emerges from a survey done by the association consulted 1700 high school students from schools in the province of Buenos Aires and today released the newspaper La Nacion.
And the five most common forms of bullying that could be detected are:
1. Coercion. It was detected in 44% of cases. This form seeks the victim to do something against their will and achieve social power in the environment.
2. Social Lock. It covers 40% of cases. Isolating the victim is sought. You are prohibited from playing and talking with others. It wanted anyone related to him. The safety net of the victim breaks.
3. Harassment. It was identified in 39.3% of cases. Ridicule, mockery, contempt, calling, mocking imitations and sneers are the most common forms.
Social 4.Exclusión. Reaches 34.2% of cases. Seeks to isolate the victim from any activity. The goal is to segregate socially. Not allowed to participate or express themselves and a vacuum occurs in the environment.
5. Intimidation. It was detected in 30.6% of cases. It is more common with girls. No persecution, harassment or bullying off school.
Guillermina Rizo, PhD in psychology and in charge of the research team that carried out the study warns: “The problem is compounded when teachers and families minimize the attitudes of harassment from peers and from the State when there is no specific public policy sustained “. In partnership Cities Without Bullying they believe that the bullying problem is not resolved with a day of reflection in the classroom, but with an “urgent” introduction of a school subject of coexistence and social skills.