Bullying Awareness . Freshman Assembly October 6, 2010. Today’s Presentation. Expectations of a student at BC High: The mission and the law - Mr. Hughes, Principal Key points: How to live up to expectations Stories: Lessons from your senior mentors
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October 6, 2010
The mission and the law -Mr. Hughes, Principal
“A person is bullied when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more other persons, and he or she has difficulty defending himself or herself.”
In most bullying situations, the bully tries to defend himself by saying. . . .
“But I was just kidding. . .”
There are five categories that are off limits for jokes.
The Big Five include:
Maintains the dignity of everyone
Is meant to get both parties to laugh
Stops when the person teased gets upset or objects
Based on an imbalance of power and is one-sided
Involves humiliating, cruel, & demeaning comments
Getting a laugh at one person’s expense
Continues when the person teased objectsImportant differences between joking around and bullying?
(Is the joking going back and forth or is it one sided?)
Contempt is a powerful feeling of dislike toward somebody considered inferior.
If you recognize some of the characteristics of the bully in yourself:
More to follow. . .