Bullying. Description of the roles of victim, bully, peer group, school, family and society.





This research defines, through an extensive literature review, the roles played by the victim, bully, peer group, school, family and society in the dynamics of bullying. Finally, we conclude that the complexity and diversity of the actors should lead us to rethink the traditional definitions of school bullying, to stake out the focus of research projects and to reconstruct prevention and action policies.

Author Biographies

Miguel Urra Canales, Universidad Santo Tomás, Colombia

Docente e investigador, Decano Facultad de Sociología.

Catalina Acosta Oidor, Universidad Santo Tomás, Colombia

Docente e investigadora de la Facultad de Sociología y del Seminario de Sociología de la Educación. Líder del Grupo de Investigación "Estudios Interdisciplinarios de la Sociedad y la Cultura"

Verónica Salazar Baena, Universidad Santo Tomás, Colombia

Docente e investigadora de la Facultad de Sociología y del Seminario de Sociología de la Educación. Líder de la Línea de Investigación "Laboratorio de Sociología"

Edwin Jaime Ruiz, Universidad Santo Tomás, Colombia

Docente e investigador de la Facultad de Sociología y del Seminario de Sociología de la Educación.


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How to Cite

Urra Canales, M., Acosta Oidor, C., Salazar Baena, V., & Jaime Ruiz, E. (2018). Bullying. Description of the roles of victim, bully, peer group, school, family and society. International Journal of Sociology of Education, 7(3), 278–299. https://doi.org/10.17583/rise.2018.3547