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Can snitching be a form of bullying or harassment

Asked by: jtightlips24
  • A snitch and an informer are very different

    A snitch is a person who reports people for very small infractions, the kind of things everyone does but isn't technically supposed to do. I am sure at least ninety percent of people do things on a regular basis that they are not supposed to do, but that do no harm. An informer actually reports situations that are important or dangerous. Often times the snitch is a bully in other ways that pose no risk to themselves.

  • If they are snitching for insignificant things, just to get people in trouble

    If someone is informing the authorities, like at work, or school over real problems, like bullying, harassment, theft, violence or putting at risk the intent of the organization, thats fine. Now if its for stupid things, like using an mp3 at the cubicle, buying a snack at lunch, or being late on getting a vehicle registered, thats just plain bullying, and cowardice of the worst sort. Because you are just using people in positions of power to hurt someone, and get away with it, while being lauded as a hero by the authorities.

  • Snitching can be a deliberate planned attack on another person.

    The harm done to the victim of the snitch is being carried out as the punishment awarded by the authority. The bully, ie the snitch comes off as innocent or is even comforted and praised for reporting the true victim. Snitches are looking for power over another person they do this by allying themselves with an authority figure. The act is deliberate,w well thought out and carefully targeted to undermine the victims reputation first then torment them by gradually turning up the drama in the tales they concoct. This is usually done in a school setting or family setting but could equally be in a workplace amongst adults.

  • Snitching can be a form of bullying

    Snitching can be a form of bullying in ghe workplace when the person who is doing the snitching has a close relationship with a person with higher authority. The person then wields this power to punish via proxy by closely policing the people that they do not like or by whom have felt slighted.

  • "You killed someone? I won't snitch; that's bullying."

    If you definitely know someone has killed someone and speak up, I would hardly say that is 'bullying' or 'harassment'. True, no one likes a snitch, but some things you just cannot let go and ignore. You are most certainly not a bully for reporting someone who has committed a crime.

  • Of course not!

    People who tell are not bullies. They often help with bullying issues. Yes I guess you could say they are using power over that person but it is not with intent to hurt them. They intend to help the person. Because if no one stops them the problem will not be resolved. It will only worsen.

  • No No No

    No, a snitch is annoying but it is not a form of bullying. As one other person said a snitch is a true informer. When the cops look for witnesses or when someone testifies in court, they are snitching, they are not bullying though, they are just telling the truth.

  • According to Merriam, the definition of a snitch is someone who is a "true informer."

    Any individual can be an informer without bullying or harassing. Harassing and/or bullying in this case is synonymous and is when a person attacks another person's ability, appearance, mentality, or personality. Being an informer can benefit the greater good; such as, in a situation that could benefit the safety of others. In high school (I'm sure most people can relate), when there is a clear and present danger, the obvious option to do is inform an authority. If it is over small things (like jtightlips24) then it is cowardice but to go to the point of labeling the action as "bullying" or "harassment" is a bit trivial and jocular. You are NOT using "people's positions of power to hurt someone" or doing it for the sole purpose of being recognized as a "hero;" rather, individuals do it for revenge -- NOT bullying. Bullying is more than what people make it out to be. Bullying is more or less when someone physically or mentally hurts you or your feelings.


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