Adolescence And The Psychodynamics Of Bullying

The phenomenon of bullying is the product of an extremely complex picture of external and internal events. Bullying occurs in a relational context.

There is a dynamic relationship in which, aggravated or fuelled by external circumstances, aspects of the personality are played out with some toll, and sometimes tragic consequences.

Many people live broken lives, as a resulte of bullying that occurred early on in their lives, that they have not, for various reasons, processed or worked through. As many authors have pointed out, psychological conditions are not spoken of nor healthily addressed in different African cultures. Their discussion is usually seen as weak, ‘matepe’.

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Wearing of masks behind closed doors has been mandatory following the government’s August decision that the public was freed from masking in outdoor spaces.According to a press statement from the ministry, all other remaining COVID-19 protocols such as social distancing in schools and requirements for vaccination or PCR tests at ports of entry have also been relaxed.Statistics still show that hundreds still die daily due to the pandemic around...

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