Inthe recent years, bullying have become more prevalent in many spheresof life, including the work place, schools, at homes and on onlineplatforms among others. As indicted by Gordon (2013) bullying istermed as the act of using threat, coerce or force in order tointimidate, abuse thus dominating others, thus making this a habit.There are very many forms of bullying, and this include physical,relational aggression, sexual and verbal bullying.
However,it is notable that, there are several ways in which bullying relatesto issues of at-risk population. “Special” or “at-risk”population includes diverse and broad range of people who are deemedsusceptible to any forms of bullying indicated above. One of theissues which relate to the at-risk population, thus perpetuatingbullying is lack of know how among the affected population. Forinstance, in school settings, students, majority of whom are either,disabled, of different race or religion, are discriminated upon, thusnot able to acquire the services other students have. In this case,the culprit may not be aware of occurrence of such vice, thus ends upnot reporting to the relevant authorities. The need to acquireinformation is the other aspect relating to the at-risk population.This is prevalent in the case of cyberbullying, where adults postharmful images, send texts or emails or even make online threats tochildren, thus harming them. In job places, employees are bullied bytheir seniors, as they (seniors) attempts to assert authority, thuslowering their morale as well as the overall performance of theorganization in the long-run (Kuykendall, 2012). In this case, theemployee affected has to report to work place despite the bullying,in order to get the necessary resources for sustainability.
Asaforementioned, it is clear that, the need to acquire information,lack of knowledge and resources acquisition have highly exposed theat-risk population to bullying. Therefore, there is the need toeducate individuals on ways to detect any form of bullying, in orderto stop this vice.
Gordon,S. (2013). 6 Types of Bullying. Available athttp://bullying.about.com/od/Basics/a/6-Types-Of-Bullying.htm