What is social bullying?
Behaviours, attitudes, or words that are generally deliberate and repetitive and have the effect of making the other person uncomfortable; controlling, humiliating, or isolating them; or damaging their integrity, reputation, or self-esteem.
This may include insults, shouting, accusations, blame, threats, ridicule, disparaging or discriminatory remarks, sexist jokes or comments, and remarks or insults of a sexual nature.
Social bullying can have far-reaching consequences and a long-term impact on people’s lives. If you are the victim of bullying, don’t try to go it alone. Talk to someone you trust.
Cindy Thériault, Social Worker and Planning, Programming, and Research Officer, Elder Mistreatment Helpline
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