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The 11 Countries with the Most Bullying in the World

The oppressed are many in these 11 countries with the most bullying in the world. Bullying has been a problem for many countries. It’s good that recent years have brought awareness to people and organizations. Many have started to take action against it. Bullying is most often associated with kids and teenagers. There can be many ways to bully, though most of them resort from aggressiveness. A bully can embarrass, threaten, violate, and pressure his/her victims. It’s even shocking that bullying has extended to the online world.

Bullies are often created because of bad circumstances in their homes. They are often victims themselves by their parents or their lack of father and mother figures. Bullies are also created because some people were not nurtured with the correct values as they grow up. You’ll notice that countries with human rights violations often produce bullies, like this list of 11 Countries with the Worst Human Rights Violations in the World. Bullying can even reach a larger scope, like countries forcing their power on other countries. A boss or co-worker being aggressive in the workplace can also be considered as bullying.

What countries do you think are included in this list? We might even find some well-established countries suffering from this sickness of society. Let’s go to the list and check out number 11:

11. Slovak Republic

Bullying in Slovakia often happens in primary or secondary school. The dangerous thing about bullying is that it is a repeated act. Due to the number of bullying reports in Slovak schools, many researchers have decided to use these places as an observation field. They’ve found that bullies often have what they termed “emotional emptiness.”

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10. Poland

Much like in Slovakia, Poland suffers from bullying in schools. Due to the number of reports in the country, schools and the government have been trying to prevent these types of situations. There’s also an alarming increase of the number of bullies using cyberspace.

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SpeedKingz/Shutterstock.com

9. Luxembourg

One of the more interesting cases of bullying in Luxembourg is through the workplace. Psychologists often call these events mobbing. As a group of people may work together to undermine a person in the workplace, they “mob” against this person by leaving him out of interactions or forcing negative emotions on him/her. This often continues for months causing psychological stress.

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8. France

A study in French schools revealed that 1 out of 10 students experienced bullying and harassment. These students are often subject to insults, demeaning nicknames and violence. There are even cases of sexual harassment like forcing students to kiss or undress. The French government is trying to take action against this.

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7. Switzerland

Mobbing and bullying are also a common issue in Switzerland. One of the ways that bullies try to assert their power is by destroying and damaging the victim’s property. They can steal or break bikes, rip clothes and steal food or money.

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6. Canada

Since the rate of bullying in Canada is high, the country has taken efforts to create organisations that spread the awareness of bullying. According to these websites bullying is often done purposely. Some of the acts they can do are violent like punching or shoving. Bullies can also use words to belittle their victims.

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More countries with higher bullying rates are still to come in this list of 11 countries with the most bullying in the world.

5. Portugal

Due to intensive bullying in Portugal’s schools, a lot of students are denied their right to education. There have been some victims that choose to skip school or stay at home because of fear of bullies. Portugal also has a large amount of cases regarding homophobic bullying.

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4. Belgium

The scary thing about bullying is that most victims do not receive support from their parents even after they’ve revealed what’s been happening to them at school. Due to fear, some other victims also fail to share these negative experiences. There has been a surge in cyber-bullying in Belgium in the past few years.

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3. Russia

Interestingly, Russia has been taking a lot of flak due to their actions in Ukraine and their hostile attitude towards other nations when discussing that issue. Many are saying that the bullying issue in Russia may be due to a culture of bullying that started off from their leaders.

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2. Estonia

Estonia recently reported the second highest number of bullying cases. Bullying often happens in school mainly at the age of 11. Victims admit to have been bullied months before they decided to talk.

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1. Austria

Austria reported the highest number of bullying cases globally. 1 out of every 5 students experiences bullying. Unlike other countries, women comprise the higher percentage of victims in Austria. Victims are often teased incessantly or are left out of social groups.

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There you have it our list of the 11 countries with the most bullying in the world. Hopefully, more people will take action so that these numbers could decrease.