Today’s new bully is the cyber bully. These bullies use websites, on line games, IM’s and cell phones as a way of bullying their victims. They are able to degrade humiliate and embarrass their victims from a safe distance without the fear of retaliation. Often cyber bullying exceeds the verbal bullying that occurs on the playground because of the fact that the bully is not afraid of being seen or overheard. Like all bullying cyber bulling should not be ignored and has to be taken seriously. Read more
Today’s new technologies have brought about a new kind of bully. The cyber bully. The cyber bully is able to target his victim through a variety of different mediums including cell phones and computers, which not only gives them better access to their victim but also gives them a wider audience. The cyber bully is also granted the addition of choosing as to whether or not they want remain anonymous. Read more
Many people believe that bullying is something that is found only on the playground. But the fact is that many people find that there are bullies in the workplace. Quite often these are the people that never learned how to stop bullying and have continued their behaviour into adulthood. Adult bullies like children can fall into different types. Read more
Adult bullies are often hard to deal with. But as with all bullying it is not be tolerated. Bullying can be physical, mental or verbal abuse. Workplace bullying can be a hard problem to address because there are times when valid criticism of work may be confused with bullying. It can become an even bigger problem if the bully is a person who is in a position of some authority. There are laws that deal with the issue of harassment in the workplace but very few places have bullying laws in place to protect workers. Even without actual laws there are ways to get bullying in the workplace stopped. Read more
There are many reason why children become bullies. In order to stop the bullying cycle you have to find out the reasons behind a bully actions. If you can understand why a child is acting in a certain way you can give them the tools they need to function in a different a and acceptable manner. Read more
All children are at risk from bullies, but some children present an easier target then others. According to one source 25% of all children will experience being a victim of bullying. And this figure is on the rise. What can you do as a parent to help your child to not be the victim of a bully? Read more
Tommy comes home from school and tells you that he is having his lunch money stolen every day by a bigger kid in the next grade. Or, Mandy comes and tells you that the other girls are spreading rumours about her. What do you do as a parent? Read more
Many parents do not want to admit that their child is a bully. And if they do, they want to pass it off as a childish phase that the child is going through. It is important for parents to realise that bullying is not a normal behaviour and it is a very serious situation. There are certain things that parents can look for to ensure that their child is not a bully and if they are that they cease this behaviour as soon as possible. Bullying can have very serious long term not only on the victims but on the bully themselves. Read more
One of the worst calls a parent can get is from either the school or another parent letting them know that their child is a bully.
What do you do now?
First, stay clam. Your first reaction may be to either dismiss or deny the situation, or to punish the Read more
Adult bullying in the workplace happens a lot more often than most people realize. Most people believe that bullying in the workplace is one and the same as harassment, and although they’re alike, there are deviations between bullying and harassment. It should be noted that there’s a fine line in a lot cases, but one of the stellar differences between bullying and harassment in the workplace is that harassment is easy to terminate whereas bullying is not. Read more