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BULLYING Notes # 14
WHAT IS BULLYING? Bullying happens when someone is subjected to negative actions from one or more people and has a hard time defending himself or herself. Bullying takes various forms, including: • Teasing, taunting or verbal abuse • Punching, shoving and physical acts • Spreading rumors • Excluding someone from a group • Ganging up on others
WHAT IS CYBER BULLYING? Cyber bullying is when bullies use the Internet, mobile phones or other electronic devices. It can include: • Sending a mean text, e-mail or instant message • Posting negative pictures or hurtful messages in blogs or on websites • Spreading rumors or lies about someone, sometimes using a
3 PEOPLE INVOLVED IN BULLYING
BYSTANDER What is a Bystander? A bystander is a person who sees unacceptable behavior but does nothing to stop it. Ø What do you think prevents bystanders from taking action? Ø What can bystanders do to protect victims and prevent bullying?
BULLYING BY THE NUMBERS Ø 160, 000—Estimated number of U. S. students who skip school daily to avoid being bullied Ø 32%—Students report being bullied at school during the school year Ø 86%—Gay or lesbian students report being bullied Ø 10– 20%—Bystanders who provide any real help
QUICK QUIZ FACTS AND MYTHS ABOUT BULLYING True or false? _____ 1. Nearly one-third of American teens are involved in bullying. _____ 2. Fewer than 10% of American teens admit to bullying others. _____ 3. Students who are bullied usually participate in class and have good attendance. _____ 4. Most students who bully are insecure. _____ 5. Male bullies are not usually bigger and physically stronger than their peers. _____ 6. Witnesses often end friendships with the victim and feel guilty for not reporting the incident. _____ 7. Bullies have trouble making friends. _____ 8. Bullies do poorly in school compared to students who do not bully. _____ 9. Most bullies discontinue aggressive behavior in adulthood. _____ 10. Nine out of 10 LGBT students have been bullied.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “You’re Either Part of the Solution or Part of the Problem” Choose wisely…
HOW TO USE SOCIAL NETWORKS SAFELY 1. Never give out your name or home address to anyone who contacts you through Facebook. 2. Never use Facebook as way of getting retribution at someone by making derogatory comments. 3. If you do post pictures of yourself on Facebook be selective and think about the future, Would you like your Parents to see the pictures?