As a mental health professional you become an advocate for certain things, it is usually because in a very real way you hear see and feel the effects of certain things, one such thing that is true for KarryOn is ABUSE in all its different forms
There is an ‘Ostrich Effect’ for many of us where ABUSE is concerned yet day after day children are being burdened with “the secret” that hurts ….
Apart from the “Ostrich Effect” of Sexual Abuse, with the advent of technology there seems to be another form of Abuse that goes across the age span. While we are very aware that it happens, when in fact it does again there is that “Ostrich Effect”
Molestation is defined as assaulting someone sexually but it is also defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as “ pestering or harassing someone in a hostile way ” Is this not cyber-bullying? Is this not bullying? Is this not harassment? So it would seem that with time and technology while still trying to manage one form of molestation we have ushered in another.
Unlike the type that is more common with little children, the second Harassment As Molestation aka Bullying might affect ANYONE OF US IN ANY SOCIAL STANDING AT ANY TIME IN OUR LIVES might be something to think about whether you are enjoying the sand or have your head above the sand and continue to speak out.