London, UK (PRWEB) August 23, 2014
Domestic violence is wrong. There is never any excuse for it. Now that has been established as a fact. One of the reasons it continues as a significant problem is the perpetrators are not always reported to the authorities. NoBullying examines, in an article released today, the most relevant domestic violence statistics.
The National Coalition against Domestic Violence says that the proper authorities receive reports of only 25% of physical attacks, 20% of rapes, and 50% of stalking incidents.
When it comes to domestic violence, there is a huge amount of fear involved. A person under attack does not seek help or talk to authorities because they are terribly frightened of the consequences of what might happen if they do so. They are verbally, emotionally, physically and sexually assaulted in the home. Even if married, forced sex without consent is still rape. Men face domestic violence,too, and not just children and women.
The types of domestic violence include hitting, shoving, slapping, biting and kicking as well as intimidating looks and/or threats, name-calling, blackmail, mind games, harassment, destruction of pets and property and stalking. They also include sexual abuse, emotional abuse, mental abuse and identity abuse.
Intimate partner violence is an everyday occurrence for so many people. Some might wonder why the abused person can’t “just leave”, and the answer from the point of view of the person being attacked, they do not see the option of leaving as any solution. The reasons are that they are often threatened with death if they leave, and there is plenty of evidence these threats are very real and usually there are children held as hostages.
An abuser uses different methods in a domestic abuse situation; they use threats, coercion, financial abuse, child abuse, denial, blame and giving grief.
It is also worth noting that abusers sometimes use rape or attempted sexual assault within a domestic violence situation.
Domestic abuse victim stories tell a grim tale. Nobullying advises victims of domestic violence to plan a secret escape plan and contact a support group such as the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
Being abused at home is not a problem that will just go away if the victim becomes nicer or more obedient. Domestic violence breaks families and spirits and hurts lives forever.
Ciaran Connolly, Co-Founder of NoBullying.com, said “Domestic violence victims are more likely to be bullies outside the home as a form of retaliation. To eliminate the bully mindset, domestic violence must be eradicated today.”
He added that parents and teachers should make a point to educate the younger generations about the sad outcome of bullying online and offline. According to Connolly, it is quite imperative to press for more firm laws condemning all acts of bullying and harassment.
NoBullying.com features many pages dedicated to parents, teens, teachers, health professionals as well as posts related to cyber safety and the latest news about lawmaking concerned with curbing bullying worldwide as well as inspirational bullying poems and famous bullying quotes.
The website regularly updates its bullying statistics and cyberbullying statistics as it is essential to understand how widespread the bullying epidemic is. It also regularly runs cyberbullying surveys and questionnaires to get recent updated statistics on everything related to cyberbullying.
He also added that anyone suffering from bullying in any form or way can always find advice and help on the NoBullying website, but if anyone is suffering from severe bullying or cyberbullying, the best thing is to talk to someone locally – a parent, teacher or local organization that has been set up to help with specialized councilors to deal with this topic.