A report by the NGO Bullying Without Borders showed that Argentina is the fifth country in the world in which bullying is done.
The ranking – led by Mexico, USA and Spain– noted that Our country accumulates 50,250 registered casesof which, 14,800 ended with serious consequences like bumps and wounds.
Although in Argentina there is Law 26,892 on School Coexistence that “regulates coexistence in schools and seeks to reduce conflicts in the educational community”, the bullying figures in our country are alarming.
Within Argentine territory, the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires and the Buenos Aires province (ie the AMBA) register the two highest percentages of discrimination and school bullying.
Following the same line, the study indicated that -approximately- ten thousand children residing in the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires they fear discrimination and mistreatment at school.
Which are the countries with the most registered cases of bullying?
- Mexico: 270,000 cases.
- United States: 250,000 cases.
- Spain: 69,554 cases.
- Brazil: 66,500 cases.
- Argentina 50,250 cases.
- India. 49,600 cases.
- Germany 48,200 cases.
- United Kingdom 46,500 cases.
- Colombia 41,500 cases.
- Netherlands 40,200 cases.
Where to seek advice and report
● Line 102: Free telephone service of the Secretariat for Children and Adolescents that operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Provides guidance on the guarantee and restitution of the rights of children in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires and the provinces of Buenos Aires, Jujuy, Salta, Tucumán, La Rioja, Catamarca, Santiago del Estero, Formosa, Chaco, Misiones, Corrientes, Between Ríos, San Juan, Neuquén, Mendoza and Córdoba.
● Line 0800-222-1717 (Children’s Team against sexual exploitation and grooming): Free telephone service of the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights. It works 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, throughout Argentina. Email: [email protected]
● Line 137 (program Victims against violence): Free telephone service of the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights. It works 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, throughout the country.
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