The true meaning of the bullying prevention movement is prey do no harm. This means that we should not be hurting each other and we should try to understand one another. It sounds simple, but it’s a concept that people often forget about in their day-to-day life. Bullying can happen anywhere, from school to work to home, and there are many different types of bullying too! We will explore this topic further in the following article…
What does prey do no harm mean?
How does bullying affect me?
Bullying has been proven time and again as an issue that affects all aspects of society: health care providers who deal with children on a regular basis have noted weight loss due to stunted growth; teachers whose classrooms include bullies report few.
“Prey do no harm.” This is the true meaning of a movement that seeks to stop bullying and cyberbullying in schools and online. A group called “prey do not care about prey, only prey’s personal safety” first coined this phrase as an answer to the question: what are you doing? Their response was simple but effective. The end goal was to make sure bullies know they don’t have power over their victims anymore, because there will be consequences for them now. Nowadays we can all see how prevalent it is when people share videos or pictures on social media sites like Facebook saying “I’m so glad I got out alive.” Considering suicide rates among American youth (which has reached highs never before
The movement to end bullying is one that everyone can get behind. The message of prey do no harm seems like a benign and logical sentiment, so it’s easy to understand why it has become an important part of anti-bullying campaigns across the country.
Yet there are many people who have challenged this idea in recent years—arguing that standing up for oneself against bullies by fighting back or otherwise retaliating ultimately leads down a path where those who bully others will themselves be bullied. Others believe that “prey does not suffer from other prey” should mean getting help from adults when someone starts picking on them, rather than taking matters into their own hands as they would if faced with another predator
The true meaning of the bullying prevention movement: prey do no harm.
John Pyle, Founder of The True Meaning
What does it mean to be a victim? Simply put, it means someone else has harmed you and caused your life pain. Victimization is not just restricted to physical violence; verbal harassment can also cause trauma for those involved. This blog will explore our understanding of victims in society and how we view them as individuals who are powerless against their aggressors or perpetrators. We’ll also look at what happens when we take this power back from those that have hurt us by using empathy to help others traverse through the aftermaths of abuse and neglect.
When researching victims, I was surprised with how many definitions there are for a victim. In some cases, the person being victimized is someone who has been harmed by an act of violence or another criminal offense; in other situations, it can be seen as an individual that was wronged and confronted with pain from their aggressor.
This article will talk about what happens when victims become perpetrators themselves because they feel like they have no choice but to lash out against those people who were once responsible for hurting them (such as bullies). I wanted my blog post content to emphasize how this phenomenon affects society and what we need to do moving forward in order to help everyone heal together.
The True Meaning’s founder John Pyle talks about not just one bully prevention movement, but
a society-wide commitment to end all violence.
This is the first blog post of a series we are calling “Prey do no harm.” It will talk about how prey, or anyone who has been harmed by someone else’s actions (such as bullying), can also be guilty of hurting others sometimes too. We want this project to help everyone heal together and not just one person at a time.
The purpose of our next few posts is to start discussing some possible solutions that could help prevent future victims from becoming perpetrators themselves when they feel like there are no other options because their aggressors keep coming back again and again (which I’ll discuss in my next article with more details).