Ajayu Órgano de Difusión Científica del Departamento de Psicología UCBSP
On-line version ISSN 2077-2161
FERREIRA, Yolanda and REYES BENITEZ, Paula Muñoz. Intervention Program in Social Skills to reduce levels of bullying among peers or bullying. RAP [online]. 2011, vol.9, n.2, pp. 264-283. ISSN 2077-2161.
The present research has as a goal to know more about a type of violence that is not as known in Bolivia as it should be, Bullying, or scholar abuse between children. This type of abuse has been seen for too long as something common, normal, even something that every child has to experience to become “stronger”. Nowadays thoughts regarding this situation are changing because it has been proved that the repercussions of this behavior are not making children stronger, but fearful, distressful, anxious, and so forth, this consequences may cause in the medium or long term, distortion in the child’s human dimensions. Therefore, the present research proposes an Intervention Program in Scholar Social Skills to Reduce Bullying at schools. The program has been prepared for a particular institution in the south of La Paz Bolivia, specifically for children between 11 and 12 years of age. The thought of working with this population sample is because in this age, children pay more attention and give more importance to the sense of belonging to certain social groups conformed at school or in class; that is why belonging or not, can make the difference between being happy or miserable for a student. Finally, is important to say, that this research has been done using the social skills as a base, because these are the tool to confront the world in a better way.
Keywords : bullying; social skills; scholar psychology.