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The Positive Path Of Bullying

3rd Sep 2015

I expect you see this as an interesting twist on the subject? Is bullying positive I hear you say?

Of course, the answer is no – bullying itself and by its very essence is not a positive act or type of behaviour – so allow me to explain…

Bullying behaviours exist and bullying happens – and the more quickly we, as a society, allow admittance to that fact, the sooner we can all begin to focus on positive interventions towards overcoming this cruel, unnecessary and utterly devastating level of injustice.

There are many forms of bullying; from physical, verbal and emotional which we all recognise have existed in our society for too long; to the relatively recent, all encompassing, constant, perpetual and utterly frightening act of cyber-bullying.

Indulge me briefly in dwelling on cyber-bullying for a moment – this new dimension to the already cruel-enough bullying we were probably even then not addressing correctly, has taken cruelty to new levels and allowed it to spiral to a place where none of us are sure we have all the answers, tools or indeed powers to eradicate this behaviour sufficiently.

So, I hear you ask, ‘what about bullying is positive?’

The positive is those willing to make a stand and acknowledge and indeed openly state that bullying behaviour of any kind is unacceptable. Positive are the interventions and programmes developed and in place to stand up to abuse through bullying. Positive is those who challenge those responsible and accountable and lead the way in making changes for effective, permanent and valuable amendments to stop society continuing in this vein.

Allow me to invite you to visit ‘how we make a difference‘ to discover how positive and innovative interventions can make a difference. Each individual programme offered by BulliesOut delivers a lasting legacy of impact and provides empowerment to each beneficiary to make their own difference, use their own skills and individuality to bring about changes in awareness, understanding and incidences of bullying. The educational and interactive programmes and training offered by BulliesOut provide support to individuals, support to schools and other organisations and ultimately the tools for people to make their own tangible difference in effecting long-term change.

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