Bullying and Harrassment

Bullying-Stop1-300x288What is bullying?

Bullying is persistent unwelcome behaviour, mostly using unwarranted or invalid criticism, nit-picking, fault-finding, also exclusion, isolation, being singled out and treated differently, being shouted at, humiliated, excessive monitoring, having verbal and written warnings imposed, and much more. In the workplace and by teachers, bullying usually focuses on distorted or fabricated allegations of underperformance. In school by other students bullying is usually more personal but still seeks to make the bully feel more competent, good-looking, cool, popular or at ease.

Almost always bullying is a result of one person – the bully – trying to make him or herself feel ‘better’ (more competent, popular, clever etc) by humiliating and hurting the victim.