Shield Yourself From Bullies
How to handle the cruel, the uncaring and the creeps
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If you are dealing with bullies of any sort in your life, this site is for you. Whether you’re younger or older, you’ll find examples, information and suggestions. Look under “What is Bullying?” for tabs on schools, the workplace and home. And check out the blog. Get ideas on how to shield yourself.
Why have I created this site? It is because, like you, I know what hurtful behaviour feels like. My life is fine now, but it was not always so. There were times I was miserable and lonely, both as a child and as an adult. And most of that upset was caused by others, mainly cruel kids at school and bullies at work. Oh, and a dysfunctional family...
Hopefully, you'll find ideas here on how to help either yourself, a family member or friend. My site tells stories of bullied children, harassed adults, workplace problems and more. And throughout, I provide ideas that may help, and book and movie suggestions.
I recommend perusing the information and stories on all my tabs; i.e., not only re “Adults in the Workplace” but also “Kids at School” and “Family Issues,” because the information overlaps and you’ll find useful stories and suggestions on all the webpages. For instance, if you’re a parent you may find an idea under the workplace tab that applies to your child’s particular issue.
Feel free to contact me if something is unclear. I'm at a place in my life where I'm ready to converse with others, i.e., you, about the problem of humans mistreating other humans; that is, bullying.
You can drop me a note with your story and your suggestion for a new blog post. I cannot answer all emails, but if your story is relevant to the subject, I may post it (but won't use your name without permission).
Please note: I am not a psychologist or social worker. I am simply a person who has, too many times, been on the receiving end of abuse, mainly verbal in my case, e.g., of gossip, marginalization, deprecation and so on. I can empathize with you.
I list books and articles by qualified professionals and others on my Further Reading tab.