Quebec reality TV candidates launch Occupation Double for bullying adults

The expulsion of three candidates from the Quebec reality show Occupation Double for intimidation caused a stir in the media this week and reignited the conversation on the issue.

The three outcasts, aged 24 to 27, caused a stir with their relentless efforts to exclude a member of their group during the show, behavior often associated with a younger age bracket.

Bullying in adults is not well documented, but can occur in a variety of settings, such as in a romantic relationship, at work, or online.

According to the Institut de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ), bullying is a type of interpersonal violence that is characterized by “an unequal balance of power between the aggressor and the victim”, as well as by the repetition of acts deliberately intended to harm or cause harm. .”

It is difficult to determine whether a person becomes a bully because they have been bullied themselves or if it is the result of other incidents in their childhood and adolescence.

However, most experts agree that bullying is preventable in childhood and that implementing anti-bullying policies in schools and workplaces can help reduce the problem.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published in French on October 21, 2022.

Michael A. Bynum