Mothers are the main promoters of bullying, a problem that was strengthened by the widespread violence affecting the country, according to a study conducted as part of the master’s degree programme in Human Development at the Universidad Iberoamericana.
The research on “Bullying: Workshop focused on the mothers, middle-class and upper high class”, prepared by the student Gabriela Montezuma, shows that mothers exert passive aggressiveness with phrases like “do not get into trouble,” “stay quietly” or “Do not say anything,” when they should convey assertiveness to defend and define their own views respecting other’s opinion.
He said that according to recent assessments of the National Commission of Human Rights (CNDH), bullying affects four out of 10 children aged between six and 12 years, and a legislative study places Mexico in the first place internationally by the number of cases of bullying in secondary schools.
Moctezuma notes that one should participate in bullying the bully, the victim and many observers who unknowingly become the main promoters of violence remain silent and did not report acts of aggression against parents or teachers, or stop the crime when it occurs, he said.
Gabriela Montezuma a student in the MA in Human Development and Academic Department of Economics will present the results of this analysis in late 2012.