- Kidultying, or kids bullying adults, is a term coined by Respected Researcher and Behaviorist Greshun De Bouse.
- Kids are frustrated, likely experiencing PECD, and assign their frustration to the persons they look to for protection, guidance, and provision-their parents.
- Kidultying occurs in general; however, affected adults often are reluctant to report kidultying because of the associated stigma or shame of admitting they are an adult being bullied by a kid.
COVID COVID go away is a tune all are singing after nearly a full year in a COVID-19 pandemic. As if the world didn’t have enough problems to solve without adding more to the mix, COVID-19 reared its deadly head at the onset of 2020, and has taken up residence in our lives.
With it, other issues have occurred. For example, COVID-spurred Present Emergency Crisis Disorder (PECD), PTSD, and other conditions have been illuminated, and bullying is on the rise. Mullying-non-mask-wearer-related bullying is a regular occurrence during COVID. Typically, when we think of bullying, we think of kids bullying kids, and though there is bullying in the form of domestic violence and other abuse, rarely do we think of another common less-known form of bullying. It is called Kidultying, or kids bullying adults-a term coined by Respected Researcher and Behaviorist Greshun De Bouse.
De Bouse says COVID has created an ideal environment for kidultying of a child’s own parents or of other adults. When asked to describe the concept of kidultying and relevance to COVID, De Bouse says:
COVID has opened a door for mullying as a form a kidultying wherein kids harass, ridicule adults who can not wear masks due to specific conditions. I have observed kids doing this in or out of the presence of their parents, and parents often do not reprimand the child. Further, because of COVID-spurred economic depression and kids remaining home due to forced school closures, kidultying occurs by kids ridiculing parent’s parental skills or ability to properly care for them, and/or threatening to report parents to authorities for the aforementioned false actions if parents don’t give them what they want.
Kids are frustrated, likely experiencing PECD, and assign their frustration to the persons they look to for protection, guidance, and provision-their parents. Though COVID has exacerbated the issue, kidultying occurs in general. However, affected adults often are reluctant to report kidultying because of the associated stigma or shame of admitting they are an adult being bullied by a kid. Knowing this, kids engage in kidultying because they believe they can get away with it. Still, parents must educate their kids that both mullying and kidultying are wrong. #kidultying
We must admit, all of Greshun De Bouse is dedicated to helping and raising awareness of important matters. So yes, kidultying is a thing and it is more pronounced during COVID according to our friend and expert Greshun De Bouse. We wish all parents and those with conditions rendering them mask-exempt well during these challenging times.