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Bullying, School, Workplace, Cyber, Electronic
Montana thinks we don\’t need this. It\’s sad.

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  • As a parent it is quite difficult and challenging to teach your child to be the 'better person' when your first instinct is to protect your child from harm physical, verbal and otherwise. As a mom I've encouraged my child to be the better person, stay away, ignore, tell them to stop and pretty much all the advice out there on how to handle bullies without retaliating but to no avail. As a way of helping everyone especially the parents, who still find it quite hard to manage issues like this, I found this great application which featured a safety app which gets me connected to a Safety Network or escalate my call to the nearest 911 when needed, it has other cool features that are helpful for your kids with just a press of a Panic Button. Check it here: http://www.SafeKidZone.com/
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  • 1.
    • “ Whilst those on the shop floor have always been at risk of being on the receiving end of unpleasant behaviors of workmates and supervisors to such an extent that it is an ‘accepted’ practice and one ‘just has to put up with it’, the epidemic of bullying that is sweeping the workplace now potentially affects everyone from shop floor to executive levels.”
    • ~ Tim Fields,1996
  • 2. Workplace Bullying What You Need to Know Presented to: The Judiciary Committee and Montana Legislature 2011
  • 3. Presented by: Senator Windy Boy Authored by: Lorna Stremcha Copyright ®Resolutions! 2006 Modified 2011
  • 4.  
  • 5. Workplace Bullying
    • is the repeated mistreatment of one employee targeted by one or more employees with a malicious mix of humiliation, intimidation and sabotage of performance.
  • 6. approximately 1 in 6 workers directly experience workplace bullying/abuse
  • 7. Workplace Bullying
    • is 2-3 times more prevalent than illegal discrimination
    • is sub-lethal, non-physical workplace violence.
    • approximately 1 in 6 workers directly experience it
    • is a more general type of harassment,that crosses gender, race and age boundaries.
  • 8. It is silent, powerful, costly and sometimes deadly.
  • 9. It differs from sexual harassment?
    • Bullying incidents tend to be trivial and cannot stand alone to merit disciplinary action or grievance action.
    • Bullying differs from sexual harassment in that it is not identified after one single incident. It is an accumulation of small incidents which slowly grow over a long period of time. Whereas; sexual harassment can be the result of a single incident.
  • 10. Workplace bullying/abuse occurs :
    • usually,but not always when one person or many persons in positions of power, authority, trust, responsibility, management, administration, etc… feels threatened by another person or subordinate that displays qualities of ability, popularity, knowledge, skill, strength, drive, determination, tenacity and success,which the bully him/herself believes he/she can never possess.
  • 11. How does bullying harm employers?
    • It interferes with work performances
    • It creates turnover
    • It loses the best and brightest
    • It strains loyalty
    • It fosters distrust
    • It exposes employers to legal liability
    • It creates an negative image for the business
  • 12. What are the income reductions or losses?
    • Terminations
    • Demotions
    • Leave without pay
    • Workers’ Compensation or Disability
    • Loss of benefits
    • Loss of savings
    • Second mortgages
    • Future earnings from chosen career or occupation
  • 13. Bullying is costing the state of Montana. It is time to stop it.

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