Are You Being Bullied?

 

  These days, bullying in schools and even in cyberspace is a hot topic. However, adult bullying is more widespread than you might think. It takes place in the home, the community and the workplace.

According to Beth Rosenthal’s book Bullying, a 2007 poll found that one-third of workers, or 54 million Americans, reported workplace bullying. Even when bullying is not physical, as in the case of domestic violence, it is usually verbal and psychological, leaving no physical scars, but nevertheless creating long-lasting effects such as stress, depression, shame and low self-esteem.

Harmful health effects can include insomnia, high blood pressure and digestive problems.

Take this true or false quiz now to determine if you—or someone you know—might be the victim of bullying: