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Action Research Project Presentation

Robin N. Inns

University of Phoenix

June 1, 2009

ADDRESSING BULLYING ISSUES: IMPLEMENTING EFFECTIVE PREVENTION PROGRAMS


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YOUR CHILD

WAS A VICTIM OF BULLYING?

WHAT IF


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YOUR CHILD

WHAT IF

WAS THE BULLY?


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PROTECT OUR CHILDREN

HOW CAN WE

AND KEEP OUR SCHOOLS SAFE?


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Students

Parents and Families

EDUCATE

Teachers and ALL Personnel

and Community


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WHAT IS BULLYING?

According to Dan Olweus, bullying includes three components:

  • Aggressive behavior involving unwanted, negative actions.

  • A pattern of behavior repeated over time.

  • An imbalance of power or strength.


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TYPES OF BULLYING

  • Direct-physical bullying

    • Hitting, kicking, pinching, tripping, or theft

  • Direct-Verbal bullying

    • Name calling, labeling, or singing dirogatory songs

  • Indirect Bullying

    • Social isolation

    • Spreading of rumors

  • Cyberbullying

    • Sending threatening text messages, e-mails, or posting hurtful comments on websites


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BULLIES and VICTIMS

Who are bullies?

  • Boys

    • physically stronger than others.

  • Boys and girls

    • socially skilled

    • leadership skills (often in aggressive ways)

Who are victims?

  • Boys and girls

    • unable to defend themselves when challenged.

    • high and low achievers.

    • poor social skills.


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Bystanders

Who are bystanders?

  • Includes everyone except the bully and victim, who is present during a bullying incident.


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SCHOOL CLIMATE

  • Value all students equally.

  • Talk to all students the same and do not dismiss some as lost causes.

  • Value individuality – not conformity.

  • Recognize low-level crimes as a problem.

  • Encourage reporting of bullying.

  • Set up anonymous reporting procedures.

  • Staff and teachers MUST intervene.

  • Monitor areas where bullying is likely to occur: hallways, recess, lunchroom, and bathroom.


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WORKING WITH BULLIES

Stage One: What constitutes unacceptable behavior? Make children AWARE.

Stage Two: NO BLAMING.

Let perpetrators explain his/her thoughts. (What was he/she doing?)


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Working with bullies cont’d.

Stage Three:

  • Teach empathy and turn-taking.

  • Debate rather than argue.

Stage Four:

  • Consider specialist programs or sanctions.


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KEY FINDINGS ABOUT BULLYING

A survey of youth in grades 6 - 10 conducted by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development revealed:

  • 3.2 million students reported being bullied;

  • 3.7 million students reported being the bully;

  • 1.2 million were both the victim and the bully.


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KEY FINDINGS ABOUT BULLYING cont’d.

Breakdown of NICHD’s bullying report:


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INTERVENTION DO’S & DON’T’S

  • Do implement a conflict resolution/peer mediation program to help prosocial behavior, empathetic concern for others, and to reduce behavioral problems.

  • DO NOT implement a conflict resolution program to address bullying problems.

    RATIONALE: Bullying = empowerment; these programs use compromise and negotiation - putting partial blame on the victim  further victimization.


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INTERVENTION DO’S & DON’T’S- cont’d.

  • DO enforce behavior and discipline policies.

  • DO NOT adopt a zero tolerance policy.

    RATIONALE:Zero tolerance = high level of suspensions zero information on how to address behavioral change.


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INTERVENTION DO’S & DON’T’S- cont’d.

  • DO teach victims how to respond to bullies.

  • DO NOT advise victims to stand up to bullies.

    RATIONALE:Unproductive or dangerous without adult support.


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CURRENT BULLYING TRENDS: CYBERBULLING

Percentage distribution of students ages 12–18 who reported being bullied at school and being cyber-bullied anywhere by the frequency of bullying at school during the school year and percentage of students who notified an adult: 2007


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Olweus Bullying Prevention Program

EFFECTIVE PROGRAMS

  • The most wide-known researched-based program, created by Dr. Dan Olweus from Norway.

  • Targets school wide, classroom, & individual levels - ages 5-15.

  • Proven 30% - 70% reduction.

  • Training provided.


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EFFECTIVE PROGRAMS

Linking the Interests of Families and Teachers (LIFT)

  • Anti-aggression program that produces long-term results. (tested on 1st & 5th graders)

  • Classroom-based: social coping and problem-solving skills enforced.

  • Parent training.

  • Reward system for positive behaviors/reduction of privileges for aggressive behaviors. (emphasis on playground aggression)


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EFFECTIVE PROGRAMS

The incredible years

  • Anti-aggression program, targeting early years: 2 – 8 years.

  • Extends service to all children.

  • Parent, teacher, & service worker training.

  • Proven results: 80% of children were within target range for problem behaviors vs.

    48% who were not in the program.


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NEWS HEADLINES

  • Teen Commits Suicide Due to Bullying: Parents Sue School for Son's Death Family Wants No Money but Insists School Address Bullying and Three Other Suicides

    Eric Mohat, age 17 – Shot himself in the head March 29, 2007.

  • Carl Joseph Walker Hoover Suicide: Bullying to Blame – 11 yr. old found dead by hanging himself with extension cord.


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NEWS HEADLINES

  • MySpace Mom: Pleads Not Guilty in Teen Suicide Case

  • Megan Meier, age 13, found dead Oct. 2006 by hanging

    herself after receiving numerous threatening email messages.

  • 8 Teens Charged With Attacking Girl for YouTube Video

  • Victoria Lindsay, age 16, brutally beaten by 6 girls,

    while 2boys were the “lookouts” on March 30, 2008.

  • Her Teen Committed Suicide Over ‘Sexting.’

    Jesse Logan, age 18, hanged herself after nude pictures

    circulated over internet.


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YES!

CAN YOU HELP?

IS BULLYING A PROBLEM?

YES!


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DON’T FORGET THE ‘HELPFUL TIPS’ HANDOUT

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND PARTICIPATION….


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COMMENTS?

QUESTIONS?


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