Mobbing is like a "virus" or a "cancer" that spreads via gossip, rumour and innuendo. Mobbing is developed or pushed by a leader who persuades others into a systematic pattern of "mob-like" behaviour toward the target.
History[change | change source]
Checklists[change | change source]
A checklist for identify mobbing behaviour includes
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- Group focus on a critical incident that "shows what kind of person the "target" really is"
- Shared belief that the target needs "to be taught a lesson"
- Defamation words and reasoning about the target
- Shared negative ideas about the target
- Loss of diversity of argument, so that it becomes dangerous to defend the target
- Addition of the target’s real or imagined mistakes
References[change | change source]
- Shallcross, Linda et al. (2008). "Workplace Mobbing: Expulsion, Exclusion, and Transformation," 2008; retrieved 2013-2-20.
- Westhues, Kenneth. Checklist of Mobbing Indicators at arts.uwaterloo.ca, 2006; retrieved 2013-2-20.
Other websites[change | change source]
- "Tips to Help the Bullying Bystander" at education.com
- "Tackling the Bullying Culture in Japan's Schools" at jakartaglobe.com