Bullying: the great school problem of the 21st century

Bullying affects the life of everyone who suffers it, even that of the person who exercises it. It is one of the most serious problems in our society, and it seems that every day it is more widespread. What are we talking about? We refer to bullying , better known today as bullying, one of the biggest problems of our 21st century.


What is bullying?

Bullying is a form of mistreatment and it can be exercised in several ways: verbally, physically or psychologically.

What is buylling? We can define it, simply, as an abuse of power by one or more children against another classmate, who becomes a target to attack without there being a more or less obvious reason.

Bullying is so serious that there have been extreme cases, in which victims have committed suicide or have considered it. These most serious cases put in the spotlight time and again the existence of a problem in our society whose solution does not seem easy.


Where does bulling take place?

Despite the idea that school bullying is more common in centers where children with fewer resources or from unstructured families study, the reality is quite different. All social layers have child aggressors and victims, in any of their variants. Yes, there is a predominance among the male population, but the economic or social level is not relevant when it comes to quantifying the cases of harassment.


Why a child becomes a bully

The reasons why a child may commit physical or psychological bullying seem to have their origin in the personal, family or school environment. The harasser has a feeling of superiority over the victim, a feeling that is fed, either by a group that supports him and participates in the attacks, or because the target does not show the ability to defend himself against them. The bullying child just wants to see that his target is suffering, and he wants him to do so whenever he is in front.

The reasons why a child becomes an aggressor are almost always due to an inferiority complex in their family environment, or the opposite. Children who suffer at home, who feel inferior in front of their siblings and parents, tend to show a greater tendency to physical aggression. Those who are between cotton wool and are made to believe that everyone is inferior to them usually prefer psychological or social bullying . However, this may have exceptions.

Be that as it may, the reality of the classrooms seems to continually rebel against us this terrible problem that exists throughout the world and at all levels of society. It is important that teachers, parents and even students collaborate in the fight and in the search for possible solutions to one of the most serious problems of our century.

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