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Bullying

Bullying is an act of repeated aggressive behavior in order to intentionally hurt another person, physically or mentally. It necessarily implies an intention to harass  or act arrogantly towards a colleague, particularly in the school, either in a direct way (disturbing physically or psychologically) or indirectly (excluding and isolating).

The phenomenon exists between males and females, although among boys is more common in the direct form, while with the girls there is greater intensity of indirect bullying. This term does not refer to acts of particularly serious offenses punishable by law.

Bullying is a dynamic that must be addressed and avoided. Today there is more attention regarding the issue, especially because of the potentially harmful consequences it can have on character development and well-being of young people.  Recent incidents of cyberbullying,  the use of  the Internet, cell phones or other devices to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person, have resulted in deaths and caused authorities to take note and try to address the dangerous trend.

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