Understand Bullying: Why Some Surrender

  • “It’s just not worth it.”
  • “I don’t need this!” (hands up like the picture above)
  • “It’s just too much to keep doing it.”
  • “I’ve had it.”
  • “I’m done.”

Surrendering to Bullies:

In earlier parts of this series, I’ve said bullying is “social sorting by despotic means”. And, the third activity of the bullying system is “acceptance of mistreatment”.

What Can I Do?

If we want to reduce bullying, we must build resilience in youngsters by making surrender a less common navigation from fear, frustration, and overwhelm.



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