Bullying refers to any behaviour, remark, action, or gesture, whether deliberate or not, of a repetitive nature, delivered directly or indirectly, including online, in a context where there is an imbalance of power between the persons concerned, which has the effect of causing distress and damaging, injuring, oppressing, or ostracizing the target.
This may include pushing, hitting, insulting, threatening, denigrating, isolating, or excluding someone.
Learn more about the Senior-Aware program
In recent years, a number of programs have been rolled out to counter bullying among children and teens. But bullying among seniors is also an issue of concern in many senior communities and can have serious ramifications.
Lyne Rémillard, Assistant Executive Director, Réseau FADOQ