If you have attended any Active Shooter Response training recently, you may have heard comments about a possible connection between the increase in such events and what is now two generations of “zero tolerance” toward violence in schools. The term “bullying” has come to mean things vastly different than it did 20-40 years ago. Some suggest that there might be a connection between an increase in bullying and a trained mindset of being a victim. Certainly in any social media platform we can see comments about differing generations, a sense of entitlement, expressions of being a victim (sometimes only of unavoidable circumstance) and more.
In an effort to actually put some science behind all of the rhetoric, Editorial Director Frank Borelli has built a survey with the intention of gathering some very basic identification information (gender, age, location) and then information about how the individual perceives bullying and being a victim. The survey is public and anonymous – no email is required, etc. It will be available to complete until July 15th, 2018. Officer.com is asking you to complete the 15 question survey which has all multiple choice answers and takes, on average, less than two minutes to complete. Please share it with your friends and families internationally.
Once the survey has been closed and the data mined, the resulting publication will either be in the form of several articles or one significant research paper / book. The end goal is to ascertain if there is any connection between a societal shift toward pacifism and the perception of being the victim of bullying. Thank you for your time.
SURVEY LINK: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9FLPQ3L