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Bullying lesson 2


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Bullying lesson 2

  1. 1. Sexual Harassment, Abuse and Bullying- What You Need to Know Copyright© 2006 by Lorna Stremcha Presented by: Lorna Stremcha Written by: Lorna Stremcha Edited by: Lorna Stremcha
  2. 2. Originally Presented to: The Montana’s Conference on RACE 2006 by Lorna Stremcha Sponsoring Organizations  Eagles Watch Inc.  Montana Board of Crime Control  Office of Public Instruction  Indian Law Resource Center  Office of the Coordinator of Indian Affairs  AARP  Montana Arts Council  Department of Transportation  KMTX Radio  Department of Justice  Talent Search, Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education  Commissioner of Higher Education  Department of Commerce  Department of Public Health and Human Services  Department of Corrections
  3. 3. Adaptation by: Lorna Stremcha Lesson # 2
  4. 4. I’m one of the lucky ones, I can tell my story and I will tell it often.
  5. 5. Welcome to: Bullying and What You Need to Know Coming soon!
  6. 6. Most targets are caught by surprise.
  7. 7. How does bullying differ 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.
  8. 8. Bullies  Bullies exhibit intolerance, impatience and compulsive behaviors with aggression and anger.  Bullies are unhealthy narcissists with an overwhelming need to portray themselves as wonderful, caring and compassionate people.
  9. 9. Speculations as to why a bully behaves a certain ways  Bullies behaviors often are exacerbated by their own stresses.  Such stresses include, but are not limited to  His or her own predominate behavior style  His or her own changes in personal and professional areas  His or her own financial pressures  He or she being bullies or intimidated him or her self  The inability to discern from his or her own problems of low self- esteem, indecisiveness and the need of approval.  His or her need to make one’s self feel good about his or her self.  His or her own addictive or compulsive problems
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. bullies  They nit-pick  They criticize  They torment and badger constantly  They try to get you to believe that you are doing something wrong.  They fabricate  They misrepresent  They refuse to recognize your contributions and achievements.  They constantly undermine your status, worth, value and potential.
  12. 12. Bullies  treat you differently than other employees.  single you out and make a big deals out of the smallest things.  isolate you from colleagues, coworkers, and others.  hold their power over you.  They separate you from your colleagues, coworkers and others.
  13. 13. bullies  keep you away from your work place.  tell you that you can’t be in contact with colleagues, co-workers, and others.  spy on you.  take notes on you and make up lies about you.
  14. 14. bullies  patronize  shout  threaten  humiliate  try to increase your responsibility and take your authority away.  take your sick leave away.  take your personal leave away.
  15. 15. Bully Traits  Bullies often are placed in leadership positions.  Bullies often believe themselves to be highly qualified leaders.  Bullies cannot distinguish between leadership (maturity, decisiveness, assertiveness trust and integrity) and bullying, which includes: immaturity, impulsiveness, aggression, distrust and deceitfulness.
  16. 16. Bully Traits  A bully’s charm is always plausible and convincing when in the presence of peer, superiors or other.  Their motive of charm is deceptive with the intent to mask their lack of empathy.  Their words and deeds are sallow and self serving.  They exhibit inappropriate behaviors and attitudes in regards to sexual matters  They are often sexual harassers, racists, and abusive.
  17. 17.  Bullies immediately and aggressively deny everything.  Bullies attack with distorted and fabricated criticisms and allegations.  Bullies lack a conscious and show no remorse.  Bullies are selfish, insincere, insecure, immature, and inadequate. Traits
  18. 18. Bullies  deny you training.  change goals and objectives.  destroy, twist and misrepresent everything you say.  dismiss you and make you feel like trash  make you ill and tremble  demean  belittle
  19. 19. bullies:  Bullies fail to recognize or praise  Bullies favor “selected employees”  Bullies fail to support  Bullies are usually insensitive to others needs  Bullies make unreasonable demands  Bullies label  Bullies get others to snitch and criticize  Bullies overload you with work  Bullies make trivial demands
  20. 20. Who bullies?  School administrators  Colleagues & coworkers  Neighbors  Acquaintances
  21. 21. Who bullies?  Business Managers  CEO’s  Public Officials  Law enforcement personnel
  22. 22. Who bullied me?  Administrators  Teachers  Co-workers  Students To be continued
  23. 23. bystanders!