Facilitated by: respectme
Bullying is both behaviour and impact; what someone does and the effect it has on a person’s capacity to feel in control of themselves. We call this their sense of ‘agency’. It takes place in the context of relationships and is a behaviour that can make people feel hurt, threatened, frightened and left out and it can happen face to face and online.
Bullying behaviour can harm people physically or emotionally and, although the actual behaviour might not be repeated, the threat that it might can be sustained over time, typically by actions: looks, messages, confrontations, physical interventions, or the fear of these. This behaviour can include:
- Being called names, teased, put down or threatened face to face and/or online
- Being hit, tripped, pushed or kicked
- Having belongings taken or damaged
- Being ignored, left out or having rumours spread about you (face to face and/or online)
- Sending abusive messages, pictures or images on social media, online gaming platforms or phone
- Behaviour which makes people feel like they are not in control of themselves or their lives
- Being targeted because of who you are or who you are perceived to be (face to face and/or online)
It is behaviour that is often harmful and can damage the lives of those involved – whether they are being bullied, witnessing it or doing it.
This workshop will give an understanding of bullying behaviour and how it may be prevented.