Acoso escolar.

  • Jorge Castro-Morales Psiquiatra. Profesor Principal, Sección de Psiquiatría y Salud mental. Facultad de Medicina Alberto Hurtado. Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú.


Bullying as a particular form of social violence is studied, taking into account a psycho-pedagogic point of view, but including its psychopathological correlates as well. After an explorative approach to the issues involved is established, some epidemiological figures from the current Peruvian research on the subject are summarized. Not having a single explanatory cause for these phenomena, various levels of contextualized conflicts are explored, including a typology of aggressors and victims, family functionality, school atmosphere and the way the media and internet facilitate such a thing as the so called cyberbullying. Counseling for children and adolescents, parents and teachers is provided as means either to prevention or conflict resolution, considering the myriad of problems derived from this kind of violence in Perú.

Cómo citar
Castro-Morales J. Acoso escolar. Revista de Neuro-Psiquiatría [Internet]. 1feb.2013 [citado 30may2023];74(2):224-49. Available from: