Why intervene in the bullying?


The consequences of ill-treatment processes affect all members of the educational community. A significant number of pupils who are subject to such actions repeatedly and through various forms of aggression, they feel their life is unhappy best cases, in other cases a nightmare. But also the aggressors, students who know what happens, adults all play a role on the stage of abuse, role may differ depending on the context tends to favor or otherwise to prevent bullying.
First, we must recognize the damage that relationships based on intimidation cause the victim, and the climate of fear and further abuses generated around. An attacker who liking for whatever reason (academic success, good body image, sports skills) can help minimize the problem. The power that the perpetrator obtained through the suffering of others indicates a wrong assessment of self-worth in an attempt to overcome his own weakness. As Greenbaum says, “bullies often can not even think of a friendly response that allows them to maintain their dignity and self-image, so they see no alternative that aggression. This gain, or they maintain, in the eyes of others the role does not exist in other areas of success, and are perceived by them as ‘feeling good about themselves’. From there to divert blame the victim for what happened is a step, allowing you to avoid responsibility. This dynamic deflection of responsibility is on the ideas expressed by other partners, including the victim who often autoinculpa in an attempt to understand what is happening. ”
And just this perverse state of affairs would require intervention in cases of abuse. But we must also bear in mind that this is a problem set in a group, not only the aggressor or group of aggressors attitudes contributes to the maintenance of the problem. Thus, besides who leads the attack, there are those who encourage, who defends assaulted, who supports the offender, who notes. Victimization in schools goes beyond the individuals directly involved in the attack. Those involved with her silence, not oppose They cover what is happening and help you to stay. As noted by a girl of 13, “all who know what happens we are responsible.”
Finally we should mention the lack of knowledge of adults (teachers and families) and the secondary role they often play in this matter. However, at this stage of what we know, his position is not neutral because not knowing is no intervention and thus stronger culture is promoted. Do not expect to meet individual cases to decide to act, primarily from prevention and reflection about something that almost certainly is happening.
Therefore, the abuse must be perceived as a social evil, as a temptation to misuse the benefits themselves lurking in groups and not as a problem specific to certain individuals. Hence, the school has an important role to guide and give clues to foster a healthy and balanced relationships responsibility.

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