What is bullying?
Bullying is never okay. It can be difficult to understand what it is unless you’ve experienced or witnessed it. Here are some helpful definitions:
Bullying is offensive, intimidating, malicious, or insulting behaviour involving the misuse of power that can make a person feel vulnerable, upset, humiliated, undermined, or threatened. Power does not always mean being in a position of authority but can include both personal strength and the power to coerce through fear or intimidation.
Bullying can take the form of physical, verbal, and non-verbal conduct. Non-verbal conduct includes postings on social media outlets. Bullying may include, by way of example:
● Shouting at, being sarcastic towards, ridiculing or demeaning others
● Physical or psychological threats
● Overbearing and intimidating levels of supervision
● Inappropriate and/or derogatory remarks about someone's performance
● Abuse of authority or power by those in positions of seniority
● Deliberately excluding someone from meetings or communications without good reason
If you want to talk to someone, please contact an advisor, either by visiting https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/sscs/wellbeing/access/ , submitting a Report and Support Form during which you can choose whether or not you wish to disclose your name and details.