Friday 15 March is National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence
It seems that never before has the issue of bullying and violence being so obvious in our community and so widespread.
It has become a daily occurrence on our streets and in our news reports… and in our schools we frequently see students fighting and bullying those more vulnerable.
Shocking road rage incidents are captured almost daily by car cameras and broadcast to the world.
Family and domestic violence continues in all layers of our society.
Why? What’s the answer?
Cyber Bullying has been called ‘an old problem in a new guise’
It’s unfortunate that the harassment tactics of bullies that has being existent probably for all time, now surfaces in the dark side of modern technology, giving rise to Cyber Bullying.
The significant growth of such technology has led to a rapid and extensive growth in the use of email, texting, chat rooms, and mobile phones including mobile phone cameras, and social media processes that are all so common in today’s world.
It is now through these methods that many bullies have found an outlet for their often insidious and almost always destructive behaviour.