A Program to Stop Bullying is a new publication that serves as a resource for legislation, advocacy, and intervention against bullying, social bullying, and mobbing.
The purpose of this work is to
- present the evidence that bullying, social bullying, and mobbing are wrongful, harmful methods of social control;
- to report their terrible impact on elderly and disabled citizens living in subsidized housing;
- to review research on bullying, mobbing, and remedial methods;
- and to propose a broad remedial program including legislation, based on best practices in school, community, and workplace contexts.
Bullying consists of one person seeking to impose wrongful, harmful control over another. Social bullying consists of a group imposing inappropriate control over one or more targets. And mobbing combines social bullying with institutional management permitting or joining in the abuse of one or more victims.
The work is addressed to several audiences, including legislators, housing administrators, social workers and other helping professionals such as resident service coordinators and community organizers, and to residents of subsidized housing.