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In the Loop: October 23, 2007 Archive

Bullies aren't just for kids

Posted at 11:55 AM on October 23, 2007 by Larissa Anderson (1 Comments)

We've all got a story about bullying. And these stories have a way of sticking with us.

Sometimes, we hear about people confronting bullies, like the two high school seniors in Canada who drew international attention this fall for their pink shirt anti-bullying campaign.

But a whole high school student body wearing pink doesn't necessarily leave a lasting impression. Bullies just don't stop being bullies on graduation day. They grow up.

Now, they're at the office. A new survey conducted by Zogby says an estimated 54 million people have been bullied at work, and 72% of bullies are bosses.

In fact, if you look around, adult bullies are everywhere.

Besides running companies, they're other parents at public parks or customers in shopping malls.

They're online.

They're at family reunions.

They serve in government office.

We want to hear from you! What are some other examples of bulling? Have you been bullied as an adult? Have you bullied anyone? Maybe you become a bully in certain situations or around certain people? Have you witnessed someone being bullied? How has being bullied or bullying someone changed your life?

In The Loop is putting a call out for you to submit your songs, stories and spoken word!

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