Victim of harassment
Being a victim of harassment can challenge your character, self worth and self-respect. One of the biggest problems when receiving unwanted attention is understanding what harassment is and protection you have. One thing needs to be clear is harassment is similar to bullying in that a person gets hurt through being insulted and offensive behavior. However harassment takes it further by discrimination. It’s also important to know harassment can occur at any age from school environment, personal life as well as work environment.
With the media continue to push the boundaries of humor through comedy shows and even now with social media platforms to gain followers. The importance of being politically correct is not taken seriously and replaced by shock value satire and banter. BBC shows that always test the politically correct boundaries are Mock of the week and never mind the buzzcocks. Videos that rate high on YouTube are pranks as they test ethics and with intense competitions with other channels as well maintaining and growing followers they feel they have to take the challenge a step further each time. It’s scary to know some of these YouTube stars are the future marketing ambassadors. Allot of things can be misjudged, sugar coated or even overlooked through banter and office humor whether its inside jokes, flirting or hard management.
However in the real world it’s important to know we do have a right not to tolerate any unwanted attention. Despite what anyone else thinks we need to have the confidence to speak out if you feel you are a victim of harassment.
What is Harassment?
According to Gov.uk and citizens Advice, harassment in a working environment and in a general sense includes: –
- Spreading malicious rumors
- Picking on someone / verbal abuse and threats.
- Regurly undermining a competent worker
- Unfair treatment.
- Abuse and bullying online.