Bullying is one of the most common destructive social practices experienced by both children and adults. In an environment that recognises the value of respect and dignity there should be no place for bullying.
No one benefits from bullying.
There is a growing body of research which indicates that individuals, whether child or adult who are persistently subjected to abusive behaviour are at risk of stress related illness which can sometimes lead to suicide. Individuals who bully others now risk judicial correction and conviction in courts. Furthermore passive bystanders in any bullying situation also risk suffering from anxiety that is brought on by the shame and guilt so often felt at not being able to intervene or defend a victim.
By not challenging bullying behaviour valuable opportunities are lost in shaping society's needs for respect for each person's dignity. To prevent and counter bullying effectively there needs to be an understanding of bullying that is based on scientific evidence. The function of this website is to provide the understanding that may better place you to help yourself or others to prevent or deal with bullying behaviour.
Mona O'Moore, Ph.D., F.T.C.D