Playground bullies grow up and sometimes become workplace tyrants. If you’re the victim of bullying at work you need to make it stop, before your health, well being and career potential is ...
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It used to be that bullying stopped after school – and once kids and teens were safely home, they could have at least some respite from the harassment endured during the day. Unfortunately, in today’s 24/7 connected society, bully victims get no relief as their tormenters continue the attack around the clock through tactics such as vicious emails, the distribution of unflattering photos or videos, online gossip spreading and many others.
Relational bullies use our needs for acceptance and friendship against us as they manipulate and harm our social relationships. The victims of relational bullies may never come home battered and bruised, but the pain of being the victim nasty gossip and rumors or social exclusion is just as real and just as harmful. Relational bullying peaks during middle school and its perpetrators and victims are usually girls, and unfortunately - most of the time, the bullies get away with and adults never even learn about it. Learn more about relational bullying and about what you can do to make sure your child never becomes a victim.
Bullying is learned behavior and it can be learned in the home. Here’s how to help your child reject violence and unhealthy aggression.
Bullying is serious and harmful and unfortunately all too common. Is your child a victim of bullying at school? If you answered with a no; are you absolutely sure that you’re right? Learn about the warning signs of bullying and be ready to spot it and intervene early when necessary.
Being a bully victim can lead to feelings of hopelessness and even to serious depression, and research shows that people who get bullied are at an increased risk to also have suicidal thoughts and to engage in self harm. Make sure you know the warning signs of suicide and be ready to intervene if necessary, to stop what is usually a very preventable tragedy.
Bullying is probably more common and more costly than you realize. Here are some numbers and statistics that demonstrate just how large the problem is, and just how serious its consequences.
An overwhelming majority of bullying incidents happen in front of peer bystanders – but no adults. Research shows clearly that when bystanders speak out against the bullying the bullying usually stops within seconds, but in an overwhelming majority of incidences, and for a number of reasons, bystanders do nothing to help. Learn more about the role bystanders play in the perpetuation of bullying and learn how you can teach your child to put a stop to any bullying she sees, while making sure she stays safe.
No parent wants to imagine their child as the playground bully, but if you learn that your son or daughter is a possible bully, you have to take it seriously and you need to take steps to make sure the bullying stops. Bullying hurts not only the victim, the aggressors are also at risk of long term harms - such as an increased risk of substance abuse, poor academic performance and even an increased risk of a criminal record. Fortunately, just as bullying is a learned behavior so too can it be unlearned. Here are a few tips and strategies that can help you to help your child overcome their bullying ways.
Learn more about what makes bullies tick and why they act as they do. You may be surprised to learn that most bullies are popular, have high self esteem and bully to increase their own social status.
For most GLBT students, bullying and harassment are as much a part of the school day as math or science – and this is a tragedy, because research shows that not only are bullied GLBT teens more likely to drop-out out of school and far more likely to commit suicide, research shows that the trauma of high school endures, and that GLBT students who were heavily bullied in their teens grow into young adults who are far more likely to be depressed or anxious, or to contract an STD. Learn more about LGBT bullying and learn what schools can do to put a stop to it.
Bullying is never trivial, but in some cases, such as when bullies harass people based on gender, race, or disability, bullying becomes an enforceable civil rights violation and schools that fail to address such bullying are in violation of civil rights and discrimination law.
Bullying is common, but it’s not harmless; in fact, children who get bullied can experience consequences like depression, social anxiety or low self esteem that can last all the way into adulthood. If you or someone you love is getting bullied, you need to make it stop. Read on to learn 9 proven ways to deal with bullies.