What is a ‘bully?’
Bullying is the use of force or coercion to abuse or intimidate others.
The behaviour can be habitual and involve an imbalance of social or physical power over each other.
The effects of ‘bullying’ can begin in the playground or at school, even at the age of a child in kindergarten.
Now there is ‘cyber bullying’, which can be an even worse situation with the social media such as Facebook and twitter.
To be a victim of such ‘bullying behaviour’ can be devastating to a child’s self esteem. Gone are the days of ‘meeting in the playground after school’ to solve an issue.
Now it’s the nasty messages on Facebook or texting..there seems to be no social conscience for this kind of behaviour..the reactions are not visibly seen so the ‘bully behaviour continues..
That is until the ‘target’ can’t take it any more..
Even as an adult we encounter that same ‘bullying behaviour’..be it a boss or a co-worker who is the ‘bully’..
Even an aggressive driver with ‘road rage’ could be deemed a ‘bully’..
why do we have to endure verbal abuse, or be humiliated by a fellow worker?
The longer you endure it the more power you give to the ‘bully’..
Today on our local news we were told that a young girl committed suicide because of ‘cyber-bullying’..how sad that such a young life is taken because of this ‘behaviour’..
Time for kids, parents and adults to be held accountable..