DEFINITION OF BULLYING
Bullying is a widespread and extreme issue that can occur anywhere. It isn’t something to be expected as a child, teenager, or even as an adult! It isn’t a harmless joke and it isn’t something we can just ‘forget’. Bullying can cause serious and lasting harm.
Bullying has different definitions depending on the severity of the occurrence, most would tell you that bullying includes:
- Inequal Power: Those who bully, use their power to control or harm, and those being bullied might have a hard time defending themselves.
- Purpose To Cause Harm: The bully has a motive to cause harm to another.
- Reoccurance: Being bullied by the same person or groups of people repeatedly.
Bullying doesn’t just happen in school. It can happen anywhere. To anyone of any age. Bullying can occur in the workplace and at home too!
As a person with epilepsy, yes we’re just a little different. We’re sensitive to certain things that others may be perfectly fine with! But the key thing to remember is, we’re just like everybody else. Fortunately, there are some wonderful people in this world who are quick to give us a helping hand. Lend us an act of kindness. Treat us no different than anyone else. Unfortunately however, there are some that don’t see it that way. There are some who choose to BULLY those who are different to them. Those with medical conditions. Those who need assistance in their daily lives.
As a person with epilepsy, have you ever experienced BULLYING in school or at your workplace? Tell us about it! Share your experiences, tell us how you dealt with being bullied and how you overcame! Lets help put an end to bullying!