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School bullying and cyberbullying are often covered by the media but very little attention is given to workplace bullying.  According to the Workplace Bullying Institute, workplace bullying is the harmful mistreatment of one or more persons by one or more perpetrators. It is an abusive conduct defined by threatening, humiliating, intimidating, sabotage, or verbal abuse. At least 75% of workers are impacted by workplace bullying based upon research.

In our anti bullying series for National Bullying Awareness Month, we invited Dr. Mildred Peyton  on the Digital Parent Podcastto discuss how workplace bullying impacts teenagers. Most teens are the youngest on their job making them susceptible to workplace bullying. Teens are also seeing higher instances of sexual harassment on their first jobs.

Dr. Peyton is an expert on school bullying with two new children booksdedicated to the subject. In 2015, she wrote her dissertation on exploring the Meaning of School Bullying Among Parent of Victimized Children. On this episode of the Digital Parent Podcast, we discuss some of the following topics:

Questions I asked Dr. Peyton about Workplace Bullying:
  1. What is The Definition of  Workplace Bullying?
  2. Please Give Examples of Different Forms of Workplace Bullying?
  3. How Can Teens Stand Up to Sexual Harassment on The Job?
  4. What Are Some Tips to Prepare Our Children for The Workplace?
What You Will Learn on This Episode:
  1. How to Report Workplace Bullying
  2. Ways to  Prevent Workplace Bullying
  3. How to Advocate For Your Child's Workplace Rights

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