Who Said It Stops After School?

5 Dec

“It’ll stop when you leave school” thats what i used to get told, but now that i’ve left school it still happens.
I was looking at some charities against bullying and some of them are only for young people up to the age of 18, but what about the people 18+? Are they trying to say that people over the age of 18 don’t get bullied?
I know so many people who get bullied in the workplace. Just because we’ve left school doesn’t mean that we will never get bullied again.
— 18.9 million workplace days are lost each year as a direct result of workplace bullying .
— More than 2million people at work consider themselves as being bullied.
(stats from personneltoday.com)

I don’t understand how they could want to hurt people. How could you want to lower someones self confidence until they can’t even look at themselves anymore.

I thought maybe it was because of:
– Peer pressure, young people want to be ‘cool’ so they do things that maybe they’d never usually do just to be accepted.
– They may of been bullied themselves, so they put on this ‘mask’ of being the bully so that there is a chance that they won’t get bullied.
But i have no idea why they would do it in the workplace and when i would of thought they’d grown up.

Stop Bullying And Grow Up 🙂

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2 Responses to “Who Said It Stops After School?”

  1. Vanessa Chapman December 5, 2011 at 2:15 pm #

    Unfortunately some people never grow up. Adult bullies are not much different than child/teen bullies – they’re usually unhappy and troubled themselves, and feel like things are out of their control and so they pick on those that they see as being weaker because it gives them some kind of feeling of power and control to make up for the power and control they probably lack in other areas of their life (or lacked when they were younger). Yes, you would think that as adults they would have learnt better ways of coping with their own issues than by taking it out on others and causing others to be desperately unhappy, but as I say, the sad truth is that some people never grow up.

    • hiddenbeth December 5, 2011 at 2:21 pm #

      Thanks for your comment :3
      I just wish they knew what pain they’re causing their victim :/
      And it annoys me that people think it stops after school, which is why i made this post hehe. We need to stop bullying altogether 🙂

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