Costa Rica News – In Costa Rica, bullying, also referred to as “burling,” is a widespread problem. The country is the third Latin American country with the most bullying. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development notes one in five Costa Ricans suffers from this.
The Latin American country with the most bullying is the Dominican Republic, where one in three people are affected.
Bullying takes on many forms. It may be physical violence, mockery, humiliation, denial of participation in social activities, etc. The consequences also vary but have to do with physical, mental and emotional health. Someone who is bullied may become insecure, cry, have anxiety or feel it is difficult to enjoy activities.
We know that the scars of bullying last. An adult often still suffers from bullying that happened as a child, long after it stopped and the bully forgot about the victim.
Our country has 11.8% of people being teased by peers and 2.7% have been victims of physical violence. One in five students is bullied. Experts recommend that we never ignore someone being bullied. We should always believe when someone says they are bullied. We can also look for signs of it, such as avoiding class, crying, aggression, self-injury, eating or sleeping too much or too little, and unexplained bruises.