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Psicologia Escolar e Educacional

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BANDEIRA, Cláudia de Moraes  and  HUTZ, Claudio Simon. Bullying: Prevalence, implications and gender differences. Psicol. Esc. Educ. [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.1, pp. 35-44. ISSN 1413-8557.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-85572012000100004.

In this work we investigate the occurrence of bullying in school children and adolescents of Porto Alegre. We studied the most used types of bullying and how often they occur in sex. 465 students participated, from them 52.7% were male. The instrument used was a questionnaire on bullying. The results showed a high number of students involved in bullying, as well as differences between boys and girls involved We conclude that bullying is a very frequent phenomenon in the school setting. This becomes a warning to the seriousness of a phenomenon that brings so much harm to those involved in it, from different schools around the world. Further studies are suggested to clarify some issues.

Keywords : Bullying; gender; school age children.

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