Big Bully – An epidemic of unkindness


  • You don’t only find bullies on the playground – they are in the workplace, in relationships and in schools where they wreak havoc with the mental health of their victims.
  • South Africa has very high rates of bullying in various environments.
  • Most victims of bullying don’t ask for help – this book lets them know they are not alone.
  • Veteran journalist Marion Scher is a well-known SA mental health journalist and has done pro bono work for SADAG for over 30 years.


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Based on interviews in schools, workplaces and homes, this book tells the story of an epidemic of unkindness, uncovering the stories of bullies all around us. The online environment has given bullies a much wider range of tools to use to abuse their targets. Marion Scher tracks the links between bullying and mental health issues.

As Marion says: ‘I had to brace myself to hear the often heartbreaking and vicious stories from those who encountered torturous relationships. The big question I kept asking myself was, “How could you get involved with such a person?” But just who is that kind of person, and is it even possible to spot them?’

She calls on the advice of a range of experts to help make sense of the bullies and their victims, with a range of advice to help manage the bully boss, the bully in school and the bully in a relationship.

The book has stories, statistics, advice and lots of help to understand how bullies work.

It is time for victims to call bullies to account and for schools, workplaces and society as a whole to put a stop to the tormentors.

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