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Vol. 7 - Num. 25

Brief Reports

What do we mean when we talk abour peer bullying in schools?

C del Barrio, H Gutiérrez, Á Barrios, K van der Meulen, L Granizo

Reference of this article: del Barrio C, Gutiérrez H, Barrios Á, van der Meulen K, Granizo L. What do we mean when we talk abour peer bullying in schools? Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2005;7:75-100.

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The nature of peer bullying in schools is described, differentiating between its defining characteristics and others usually but not necessarily present. Topics on the phenomenon, sometimes unreal, are analysed. On the basis of Spanish data, incidence of bullying in schools, its settings and participants, and its consequences for the ones involved are summarised, together with students? and teachers? representations of this problem, resulting from qualitative studies carried out by the authors. Finally, the role of different participants, specially the school, in the intervention and prevention of bullying, is discussed.


Abuse of power Bullying incidence Peer bullying School climate

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