Friday, 15 May 2015

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Social Contagion

"A further aspect of using the peer group as a method of bullying is the opportunity for rapid transmission of emotions and behaviours through a crowd, diffusing the level of individual responsibility [184], so that each member feels less responsible for the victimisation, a process referred to as  ‘social contagion’[185].

This has the added advantage that if the aggressive act is carried out by a single peer, the person bullied may feel that it is just that particular person who does not like him/her, whereas if the entire group engages in the activity, the person being bullied is likely to feel that everyone hates him/her and that this is due to his/her own personal failings" [139].

Australian Covert Bullying Prevalence Study

Edith Cowan University 2009  

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