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HARASSMENT

HARASSMENT

Harassment covers a wide range of behaviours of an offensive nature. It is commonly understood as behaviour intended to disturb or upset, and it is characteristically repetitive. In the legal sense, it is intentional behaviour which is found threatening or disturbing. HARASSMENTThere are many categories in the harassment.Some of them are:- Bullying Institutional harassment Racism Sexual harassment Hazing Cyber stalking

TYPES OF HARASSMENTHarassment that can occur on the playground, school, in the workforce, or at home or any other place. Usually physical and psychological harassing behaviour perpetrated against an individual, by one or more persons. In recent years bullying in the workplace and in schools has come to light as being much more serious and widespread than previously thought. Harassment at home can occur from a parent or sibling BULLYING

Harassment in some workplaces..

On the part of an institutional representative, such as a human resources worker, an insurance adjuster, et al., behavior intended to disturb or upset the subject, and it is characteristically repetitive, such as sending numerous and often hard to interpret policies. In the legal sense, it is intentional behaviour which is found threatening or disturbing, such as threatening to terminate the subject from the workplace or insurance policy. Another feature of institutional harassment in the workplace involves the consequences of refusing by the victim are potentially very disadvantageous. INSTITUTIONAL HARASSMENT

Stress made in some institutionsThe targeting of an individual because of their race or ethnicity. The harassment may include words, deeds, and actions that are specifically designed to make the target feel degraded due to their race or ethnicity. RACISM

Harassment that can happen anywhere but is most common in the workplace, and schools. It involves unwanted and unwelcome words, deeds, actions, gestures, symbols, or behaviours of a sexual nature that make the target feel uncomfortable. Gender and sexual orientation harassment fall into this family. Involvingchildren, "gay" or "homo" is a common insult falling into this category. The main focus of groups working against sexual harassment is protection for women, but protection for men is coming to light in recent years. SEXUAL HARASSMENT

To persecute, harass, or torture in adeliberate, calculated, and planned manner as part of an induction into a group. Because hazing tends to take place as part of a group's initiation rituals, the targeted individual is typically a subordinate or outsider; for example, a fraternity pledge, a new employee, or a first-year military cadet. Hazing is illegal in many instances. HAZING

The use of electronic tools such as email or instant messaging to harass or abuse a person or persons. It Can also include particularly intense and/or coordinated incidents oftrolling, especially when they occur repeatedly andspecifically target a single person or group. CYBER STALKING

You can help by:Objecting to harassment when you see or experience itAccepting that NO means NO. Persistent unwelcome advances can constitute harassmentBecoming aware that your behaviour, if unwelcome, can harass others, even if this was not your intentionRefusing to go along with harassment masked as humour or academic debateClarifying your understanding of differences among harassment, freedom of speech, academic freedom, and performance managementEducating yourself on an issue before approaching itChoosing not to use or share words, jokes and comments of a discriminatory nature that may adversely affect others

WAYS TO STOP HARASSMENT Choosing not to use or share words, jokes and comments of a discriminatory nature that may adversely affect othersEnsuring that your behaviour is welcome. Be sensitive to the feelings, verbal and non-verbal reactions of others and ask for clarification if you are uncertain that your behaviour is wantedEncouraging work and study environment in which diversity is valuedBeing aware that cultures different from your own may interpret actions differently than you doNot using power positions to initiate sexual relationships (even subtly)Making sure your attitudes and behaviour don't condone harassing behaviour in othersOffering support to anyone who is being harassed and helping others modify inappropriate behaviourDrinking responsibly. Alcohol use does not excuse harassing behaviourCirculating information to staff, students and faculty and encouraging attendance at discrimination and harassment and cross-cultural training programs

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