Here you will find some simple definitions of terms you may have heard of relating to bullying.
Psychological safety Psychological safety is the belief that one will not be punished or humiliated for speaking up with ideas, questions, concerns, or mistakes. In teams, it refers to team members believing that they can take risks without being shamed by other team members.
Moral Injury Moral injury is the distressing psychological, behavioural, social, and sometimes spiritual aftermath of exposure to such events . A moral injury can occur in response to acting or witnessing behaviours that go against an individual's values and moral beliefs.
Impunity Impunity is an exemption from punishment or freedom from the injurious consequences of an action
PTSD People with PTSD have intense, disturbing thoughts and feelings related to their experience that last long after the traumatic event has ended. They may relive the event through flashbacks or nightmares; they may feel sadness, fear or anger; and they may feel detached or estranged from other people.
PTSI PTSI induces system overstimulation and inability to self-calm, promoting anxiety, restlessness, panic, hyperactivity, and failure to self-regulate aggressive and anger-rooted behaviour.
Value Incongruence Value Incongruence is defined as the difference between an individual's personal value hierarchy and the perceived value hierarchy of an organisation.
Tokenism Tokenism is the practice of making only a perfunctory or symbolic effort to be inclusive to members of minority groups, especially by recruiting people from underrepresented groups in order to give the appearance of racial or gender equality within a workplace or educational context
Integrity Integrity is the practice of being honest and showing a consistent and uncompromising adherence to strong moral and ethical principles and values. In ethics, integrity is regarded as the honesty and truthfulness or accuracy of one's actions.
Upstander A person who speaks or acts in support of an individual or cause, particularly someone who intervenes on behalf of a person being attacked or bullied.
Bystander Someone who witnesses bullying, either in person or online, is a bystander. Friends, students, peers, teachers, school staff, parents, coaches, and other youth-serving adults can be bystanders. With cyberbullying, even strangers can be bystanders.
Narcissism Narcissism is a self-centered personality style characterized as having an excessive preoccupation with oneself and one's own needs, often at the expense of others
Gaslighting Gaslighting is the subjective experience of having one's reality repeatedly questioned by another. For example making you question what you said, colleagues who take your ideas as their own, changing the goalposts then blaming you for not knowing, being blamed for things that were out of your control