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50% of teens have been bullied

'In 2011 about 1 million children and teens were bullied online.'
Consumer Reports

50% of workers have been either targets of bullying or witnessed bullying.
Workplace Bully Institute

Bullying can be stopped with awareness and action.

Bully Free Living offers an holistic approach to understanding a complex issue that has been socially accepted in many areas of our culture including families. In our site we never blame the victim in any way.  Our site defines bullying, challenges the current accepted model and offers ways to heal from bullying.

What is bullying?
Bullying can be exclusion, humiliation, verbal attacks, gossip, physical violence and hate crimes. You can find bullying in schools, workplaces, organizations, neighborhoods and it can be found in families, between spouses and siblings.

Bullying affects every age and culture. Kids and teens can be bullied at school while adults can be bullied in workplaces and organizations. Both teens and adults have reported experiencing cyberbully over email and in social networking sites.

Assistants and Sidekicks
It is common that bullies will recruit other individuals to help them bully. This phenomenon can be found in all age groups and cultures, even adults. Often a bully's assistant or helper is someone without a healthy support system or the helper doesn't have any friends at all.

The bully's helper is someone who will do anything for attention and acceptance. If you find your child in this situation, remind them of their magnificence and remove them from such a toxic environment as soon as you can. A bully will often allow their assistant to take full blame for the bullying and any ramifications.

Do not become a bully's assistant or let your child be one. If being bullied is a way of getting accepted into a group, walk away. Nothing is worth the devastating affects of bullying.

Bullycide is when a victim has been bullied to death. We are all trying to understand this tragic phenomenon. Bullycide can be found in schools, in workplaces and in families.

It is time to change our perceptions-
We are changing the accepted model of bullying. The tradition model was comprised of a bully, victim and bystanders. In truth, there are four aspects to this current model. Bullies often find 'assistants' or 'sidekicks' that help them with bullying or bully for them.  

What if there were no bystanders because they took action to stop bullying?
If you change the current accepted model to Healing, Inclusion, Social Courage and Empowerment this could change the very nature of bullying, slowing and stopping the devastating affects.

Bystanders no more! No longer can we watch bullying and hope we are not the next victim. Stand up to bullying in the safest way you or your child can.

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