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Bullying By: Nicolya Grigsby “Bullies win when good people do nothing”
Bullying: Exposing another person to either physical or verbal harm or threatening a person with the intentions of controlling the other persons thoughts and actions
Effects of bullying Decreases feeling of safety Can increase violence Cause insecurity or depression Low self esteem Lower confidence Suicide
Types of Bullying Verbal Physical Social Intimidation
Examples of Bullying Bus bullying Cyber bullying Gossiping Hitting or pushing Isolating someone Lying Name calling Rumors Threats
Participants The bully- a person who uses strength or power to harm or intimidate those who are weaker. The victim-the individual that is being bullied. This is also known as the target. The bystander-a person who is present at an event or incident but does not take par
Bullying on the Bus 2 nd most common Physical, verbal or emotional Dangerous
Cyber bullying Indirect bullying The bully uses the internet to harass or hurt the target
http: //www. nsteens. org/Videos/Cyberbullying
Can you get it back?
Bystanders May think people wont listen May feel "un cool " They think its easier to ignore it May fear losing friends May fear retaliation May not know how to help
In advance. . . Avoid bullies and where they hang out Be observant Appear confident Stay calm Travel with friends
How to stop the bullying Report the incident to an adult Keep a record of events Walk away Make a safety plan Find a support group TREAT OTHERS THE WAY YOU WANT TO BE TREATED
Consequences of not getting involved Doing nothing supports the bully You main lose empathy for others pain Makes the victim feel alone and powerless You may be penalized for your participation (even if it wasn't active)
An Example A group of four girls have repeatedly convinced Lisa, a special education student who has a developmental disability, into stealing from another student. Realizing that Lisa would be unable to fully understand the harm of the stealing, the girls told her that they would be her friends if she would do as they instructed her.
Sources http: //www. nasponline. org/bullying http: //www. netsmartz. org http: //www. stopbullying. gov/ http: //www. stopcyberbullying. org Kim, B. , & Logan, J. (2004). Lets get real curriculum guide. San Francisco: Respect For All Project. Olweus, D. (1994). Bullying at school: What We Know and What we can do. Malden: Blackwell Publishers.