PowerUp Health and Team PowerUp considers digital bullying unacceptable and will not tolerate it under any circumstances. This policy shall apply to all Team members, staff, and community members. Anyone found in violation of this policy will be disciplined, up to and including immediate removal from Team PowerUp and/or the PowerUp Health Discord community.
PowerUp defines bullying as persistent, malicious, unwelcome, severe and pervasive mistreatment that mentally harms, intimidates, offends, degrades, threatens or humiliates another member. PowerUp promotes a healthy community space that is a safe place for all, free of bullying behavior.
PowerUp considers the following types of behavior to constitute bullying
- Exclusion or social isolation
- Consistent ignoring or interrupting
- Personal attacks (angry outbursts, excessive profanity towards an individual, or name-calling)
- Encouragement of others to turn against targeted member
- Sabotage of a Team members stream or community
- Unreasonable interference with a Team members ability to stream (i.e. spamming chat, voice chat harassment, etc.)
- Stalking and/or seeking personal information in order to continue bullying offline
- Repeated infliction of verbal abuse, such as the use of derogatory remarks, insults, death threats and epithets
- Conduct that a reasonable person would find hostile, offensive or mentally harmful
PowerUp encourages all members to report any instance of bullying behavior to their Team Leaders. Any reports will be treated seriously, investigated promptly and impartially.
Things you can do to help prevent bullying
- Do not participate. We encourage you not to "like," share, or comment on information that has been posted about someone. Not participating may limit the potential damage of the messages - to others and themselves.
- Respond privately to the person. If you feel safe doing so, it may be helpful to follow up with the person privately, via direct message. Make it clear you feel the bullying behavior is unacceptable, makes you feel uncomfortable and you want it to stop immediately. Sometimes joking with someone else can go too far and the person who thinks they're joking, doesn't realize they are actually bullying another person and causing them mental harm.
- Do not retaliate or respond negatively. If you feel you must respond, encourage a calm, clear and constructive response. Angry and aggressive reactions can make a bad situation worse. Do not resort to blaming, shaming or retaliation. Provide yourself time to get calm and centered so you can create a response that makes it clear that others' behaviors are hurtful and unacceptable.