From a behavioral psychology perspective, compassion can also be beneficial for our own well-being. Studies have shown that when we practice compassion, we are able to reduce our own stress and anxiety levels.
Bullying is a behavior. Behaviors are learned. They do it because it works. If you want to make it stop – you have to make it stop working.
The answer to the question – does it help to ignore a bully – is complicated. It depends on what you mean by – ignore.
In my opinion – the psychological abuse of a person for the benefit of the perpetrator. – should be illegal. It only is illegal in a few places.