What is bullying?
Bullying can be exclusion, name calling, overloading or underloading of work, gossip, silent treatment, harassment, or violence (mental, emotional and physical).
These, and many more, are all subtle to overt forms of hate crimes. Bullying takes place in person, through a surrogate(s) or assistants or sidekicks, and|or in cyberspace when it is called CyberBullying.
We are changing the model of bullying
The current accepted model is comprised of three elements; the Bully, the Victim and the Bystander. When we change these elements to Healing, Inclusion, Social Courage, and Empowerment, the very nature of bullying can be changed and stopped.
Bullies often single out an individual, sometimes a child. They may act alone or in a pack to harass that person or child, even to the point of suicide. The violent nature of bullying can leave a person with life long scars or with what they see as no way out. Because of that Bullycide, bullying that leads to suicide, is a growing concern.
Most bullies are bullied and abused at home. A bully may not even realize it is not okay to live in pain and cause pain to other people including their children.
Bystanders, no more! No longer can we be bystanders watching and hoping someone else will stand up to bullies. The time for resignation to the bully's presence is past. No longer can we ignore or assist bullies.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Living bully free begins with awareness and leads to action.