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Canarian students suffer the most from bullying

The islands did not fare well in the PISA report. Canary Islands those who suffer the most bullying in Spain, in particular, 10.2%thus exceeding the national average of 6.5%, according to the Report of the Program for Comprehensive Student Assessment (PISA) 2022 published this week by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

8.6% of Catalan students often consider themselves harassed at school, which is more than 2 points more than the Spanish average (6.5%) and 3.6 points more than the students of the Community of Madrid (5%).

This is shown in the Report of Program for Comprehensive Student Assessment (PISA) 2022 published this week by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), collected by Europa Press, where 30,800 fifteen-year-old students in Spain in 966 schools and about 690,000 students in general participated.

The new PISA Report, prepared by the OECD every three years, determines that students who less bullying Spain’s worst sufferers are La Rioja, where 4.1% say they always suffer, Castilla y León (4.2%) and Comunidad de Madrid (5%), while Those who suffered the most oppression were those from the Canary Islands (10.2%), Catalonia (8.6%) and Galicia (8.5%), which are the only three autonomous communities that exceed the national average (6.5%).

As for Autonomous cities, 12.6% of students in Melilla consider that they are often harassed at school and 10.7% in Ceuta.

However, Focused on PISA 2022 that all the autonomous communities show negative values ​​in the bullying exposure index of fifteen-year-old students, namely La Rioja (-0.55), Extremadura (-0.51), the Foral Community of Navarra (-0.50 ) and Castilla y León ( -0.50), the four communities with the lowest rate of exposure to harassment. On the contrary, Melilla (-0.20), Catalonia (-0.21) and the Canary Islands (-0.21) are the autonomous communities and cities whose students are most exposed.

Canarian Students Suffer The Most From Bullying

The report explains that the Bullying and harassment are widespread problems, with serious consequences for the lives of students who suffer from it. Therefore, he added that harassment is a specific type of aggressive behavior where a person or group of people intentionally and repeatedly harms and bothers another person.

Bullying, according to PISA, is characterized by a systematic abuse of power and an unequal power relationship between the harasser or harasser and the victim. Bullying can be physical (hitting, punching and kicking), verbal (insults and teasing) and relational (spreading lies and engaging in other forms of public humiliation and social exclusion).

With the widespread use of information and communication technology (ICT), the document warns that the cyberbullying It has become another type of student harassment that occurs through digital devices and tools. On many occasions, all these forms of harassment occur simultaneously.

Korea and Japan, the countries with the least bullying

Countries with a small percentage of frequently harassed students is Korea (1.1%) and Japan (3.7%), less than 5% of students are regularly harassed, compared to those with a higher percentage of students, namely Cyprus (14.1%) and Australia (14.1%). %), more than 14% .

Spain (6.5%) It is included in the group of countries with a lower percentage of regularly harassed students, with 1.8 percentage points below the OECD average (8.3%).

PISA 2022 ensures this Boys tend to be involved in bullying situations more than girls. In addition, they are more physically violent, while women engage more in relational aggression.

In most countries, men are more likely than women to be classified as frequent bullies and to report being bullied, usually at least a few times a month.

The study also highlighted that exposure to harassment is often involved the socioeconomic status of the students. In most of the countries selected in this report, including Spain (-0.15), students with socioeconomic disadvantage are more likely to suffer any type of bullying, in general terms, than advantaged students.

Canarian Students Suffer The Most From Bullying

Likewise, PISA warns that bullying among Indigenous and immigrant students raise “concern” among policy makers, as well as among all members of the educational community, “because it has a strong impact, for example, on the relations between immigrants and non- immigrant groups in adult life.”

Generally for OECD countries, students with an immigration background They suffer more harassment than non-immigrants. In thirteen countries, including Spain (-0.18), students of immigrant origin are more exposed to bullying than native students.

HOWEVERin the United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom (0.15), Costa Rica (0.10) and New Zealand (0.09), native students suffer more harassment than those with an immigration background.

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