Mexico ranks first in cases of harassment in basic education, says a study of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) . For to prevent and eradicating the problem it is important to know how to identify the signs of bullying .
Many children suffer in silence bullying by their peers, but the sudden presence of nightmares could indicate that minors are suffering from any of these situations, reveals an investigation of the University of Warwick .
The nightmares are relatively common in childhood, and "night terrors" are recorded in up to 10% of all children, says Suzet Tanya Lereya , doctor and specialist of the institution.
But if nightmares or "night terrors" occur frequently or extend over a long period, may indicate a strong situation stress in the minor.
This situation could be a sign that the child was or is suffering from bullying by his colleagues, "says the specialist.
Lereya, supported Dieter Wolke , they analyzed the data from a social study called "Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children", which interviewed more than 6,400 children between 8 and 12 years old, and their parents, to determine social profiles, their patterns of dream and rest.
What we find, after reviewing the statistical data in detail, is that being a victim of bullying it generates an increased risk of having problems related to sleep, especially nightmares or 'episodes of night terror', "explains Wolke, co-author of the study.
Therefore, the parents whose children are going through this situation, they should be mainly attentive to others symptom associates and try to talk with children about what is happening in their school life, experts recommend.
The trauma that small children receive can generate from episodes of anxiety to depression , going through serious psychiatric situations and even reaching suicide. Recognize the signs of bullying On time is the only way to prevent it from happening and the fatal consequences.