How to Stop a Bully


Brooks Gibbs explains bullying in the most simplistic terms: Dominance behavior. He provides a simple solution to bullying: don’t get upset.


While the concept proposed here may  possibly be over-simplistic, the strategy modelled in the video can certainly help a young person who is being verbally bullied. Bullying should not be ignored by organisations, but the behavioural strategy of ‘removing yourself from the game’ and not getting upset when verbal bullying occurs can be effective.

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