Bullying

What Is Bullying?

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior usually among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems..

In order to be considered bullying, the behavior must be aggressive and include:

An Imbalance of Power: Those who bully use their power—such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity—to control or harm others. Power imbalances can change over time and in different situations, even if they involve the same people.

Repetition: Bullying behaviors happen more than once or have the potential to happen more than once.

Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.

Virtual Reality Therapy for Bullying

The virtual reality environment allows patients to confront the anxieties associated with bullying, particularly against repeated harassing behavior, physical or verbal aggression, and school phobia. Though bullying is most frequent at school, the techonolgy aspires to accommodate a range of circumstances. Accordingly, the VR environments can be adapted to address bullying at school, in a car, in the subway, and more. The VR environment simulates classroom harassment that is verbal, physical and indirect. When this environment is activated, you can initiate booing, laughing or whispering.

VR Environments that help

Bullying

This environment simulates classroom harassment that is verbal, physical and indirect. When this environment is activated, booing, laughing or whispering can be initiated as well.

VR Therapy involves gradually introducing the person to confront the bullying environment and helping to face and adapt making necessary changes. It may involve just a few sessions of therapy, after which the end goal is the person confronting such situations and have self confidence.

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