Purpose

This site is my meager attempt to use my website creation and management abilities to help raise awareness, provide information and resources about bullying and mobbing, and the resulting economic, professional and health consequences.

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Bullying

Bullying is intentional aggressive behavior that can take the form of physical or verbal harassment and involves an imbalance of power among, most notably in the schoolyard or workplace.

Mobbing

Bullying of an individual by a group in any context, such as a family, school, workplace, neighborhood, or community. When it occurs as emotional abuse in the workplace, such as "ganging up" by co-workers, subordinates or superiors, to force someone out of the workplace through rumor, innuendo, intimidation, humiliation, discrediting, and isolation.

Mental Health

A person's overall emotional and psychological condition, ranging from psychological well-being and satisfactory adjustment to society and to the ordinary demands of life to the psychological state of someone who has emotional or behavioral problems serious enough to require psychiatric intervention.  

26th Feb 2018

Social media firms ‘failing’ to tackle cyber-bullying | BBC News

  Social networks’ failure to tackle cyber-bullying is risking the mental health of young people, a Children’s Society survey has found. Almost half of 1,089 11 to 25-year-olds questioned for...

23rd Feb 2018

Police need more mental health training. | The Hill

Approximately 10 percent of police calls involve a person with mental illness, making police the nation’s de facto first responders to mental health crises. Despite being on the front lines, some officers...

21st Feb 2018
Fat bullying.

Bullying is still rife in schools. Here’s how teachers can tackle it. | The Guardian

The most effective interventions for bullying involve the pupils themselves – and build empathy between those affected.   [if IE 9]>< ![endif][if IE 9]>< ![endif]Photograph: Wander Women Collective/Getty ImagesAny school...

15th Feb 2018

What to do when your boss is a bully.

storytext Your boss is terrorizing you — but not in the way that’s been making headlines lately.   No shoulder rubs, risqué jokes or meetings in hotels. Instead, the boss...

31st Jan 2018
Positively Beautiful: Beauty bullying has got to stop.

16-year-old suspended after anti-bullying video goes viral | US News

  LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) A Tennessee high school student’s anti-bullying video has resulted in nearly 600,000 views on YouTube and a suspension for its creator. Lebanon High School student Emily Gipson said...

29th Jan 2018
Bullying through a child's eyes can have horrendous consequences..

Looking through the eyes of love: Abuse through a child’s eyes.

I must admit I thought twice about publishing this article. It’s heart-wrenching… but then I realized that looking at abuse through a child’s eyes may be just what those who...

28th Jan 2018
job bullying

Workplace Bullying – A Silent Epidemic

Workplace Bullying has been a silent epidemic, but this is rapidly changing as more and more victims come forward. Dr.’s Gary and Ruth Namie, President and CEO respectively of the...

27th Jan 2018
Positive post-its campaign

Positive post-its campaign targets bullying and raises self-esteem.

In response to a disturbing bullying incident in her school, grade 11 student Caitlin Prater-Haacke started a positive post-its campaign. Caitlin attends George McDougall High School in Airdrie, Alberta. Caitlin...

25th Jan 2018
victim becomes perpetrator

Abuse: Have I changed from victim to perpetrator?

“Have I changed from victim to perpetrator?” is a very important question to ask yourself. If you don’t immediately think the answer “yes” you may need to examine your behavior...

24th Jan 2018
Sleeplessness and insomnia.

How sleep loss can affect you.

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23rd Jan 2018

Are you guilty of cyber-bullying without knowing it?

Next time you’re using your social media accounts, take a good, close look at the comments left by you and your friends. I’ll bet you’ll find a few that to...

22nd Jan 2018
Why is the Bully Bullying at Work? Debunking Some Myths About Why People Bully

Eyes wide open: Debunking myths about bullies and bullying.

While most of us don’t spend much time thinking about how to make another person’s life miserable, bullies do. Along with the increasing awareness of bullying and its consequences, some...