Bullying, is one of those issues that is non age or gender specific. I was bullied terribly as a child in the elementary school system in the Caribbean. I feel compelled to write about the topic, since my child also experienced bullying. Some people feel that bullying is a right of passage. I will tell you that is very wrong and sends the wrong message to bullies. Bullies do hurt others. It’s someone’s way of controlling and undermining another person. The act is meant to strike fear into the other person. The bully is taking away the victim’s power, making that victim fearful, and suggests I can do to you what I want. I am of the opinion that childhood bullying sets the stage for adult victimisation.
-I want to explore this topic further in the next little while.