Indiana University [Joe06] . “Spanking, hitting, shoving and other forms of physical punishment or abuse can teach children to deal with their problems or challenges by using methods of aggression” [Kat17] . Workplace bullying is on the rise. While statistics vary, some studies reveal that nearly half of all American workers have been affected by workplace bullying, either as a target or as a witness to abusive behavior against a co-worker. Bullying personalities are typically over- ambitious, opportunistic, combative, powerful and competitive. Examples of workplace bulling is Spreading malicious rumors, gossip, or innuendo, excluding or isolating someone socially, intimidating a person, undermining or deliberately impeding a person's work [Bul161]. Some solutions to workplace bullying is encouraging everyone at the workplace to act towards others in a respectful and professional manner, have a workplace policy in place that includes a reporting system, educating everyone that bullying is a serious matter, try working out a solution before the situation gets serious or "out of control", educate everyone about what is considered bullying, and whom they can go to for help [Wha16].
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