Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Bullying

Love Not Hate

love not hate
Recently, Inclusion Ireland signed up as a supporter to the Love Not Hate Campaign. What exactly is the Love Not Hate Campaign? Why should it be supported by people with disabilities and disability advocacy and human rights organisations? Why do we need the campaign in Ireland and what does it propose?

Let’s Talk About Bullying…

‘Let’s Talk about Bullying’— was the title of a seminar held by the National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre (ABC) at Dublin City University on 3 December 2015—International Day of People with Disabilities. Bullying, whether in schools or communities, at work or in the social media, is a concern for families...

THE EFFECTS OF BULLYING: A CAUTIONARY TALE

I recently learned about the devastating and continuing effects that a friend’s cyber bullying has had for a woman and her whole family. Several years ago, Susan (not her real name) began to complain about ‘not nice’ texts and online messages she was receiving from a longtime friend (here called Anne). Both young women have moderate intellectual disabilities. Her mother suggested that Susan should delete the messages and tell Anne that she didn’t like them. But the problem persisted to Susan’s growing distress. Eventually her parents saw some of the vindictive emails, and belittling, taunting texts and voice messages...

STOP BULLYING!

We are a group of self-advocates and colleagues from around Ireland. We all have one thing in common. We want to stop bullying. Some members of the Stop Bulling Group, from left: Bill Roberts, Nina Cohen, Kelley Johnson, Elizabeth Mannix, Stephen Curtis, Emer Keenan We have been meeting regularly for six months. During that time we shared our stories of bullying....

WORKPLACE BULLYING: THE HIDDEN ASSASSIN

Bullying has been defined as 'behaviour which consistently undermines another's confidence, reducing feelings of self-worth and self-esteem'. In addition to the untold hardship on the individuals targeted for this treatment, it is an inefficient way to run an organisation. At a recent IMPACT conference, workplace bullying was put at the top of issues on the union's agenda. The conference...