Being aware of the contexts and settings where bullying (and any other kind of discrimination) takes place is the key element to fighting it. As two sides of the same coin, diversity and tolerance are on the opposite side of the spectrum of these same settings.
- Cultural diversity / discrimination.
- Racial diversity /discrimination.
- Religious diversity / discrimination.
- Age diversity / discrimination.
- Sex or Gender diversity/discrimination.
- Sexual orientation diversity/discrimination.
- Disability diversity/ discrimination.
Therefore if on one hand, we should promote diversity in all these fields, we need well to be aware that for each of these fields there might be discrimination. They are opposites and we should opt for the good one!
The list above allows us as well to have a clearer view of the variety of situations where discrimination takes place in society. It is really present in many domains and it is easy to find it when we are involved or engaged in any of these fields.
Thinking particularly about bullying, this also allows us to perceive that bullying does not affect only young people or takes place only in schools. Adults are also targeted and the results can also be absolutely devastating.