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Breaking the bullying cycle with mentoring student name max hodgess student number u1004513

Breaking the

Bullying

Cycle with

Mentoring

Student name: Max Hodgess

Student number: U1004513

School of Education

The University of Southern Queensland


Breaking the bullying cycle with mentoring student name max hodgess student number u1004513

The story so far...

My story...

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Breaking the bullying cycle with mentoring student name max hodgess student number u1004513

The story so far...

My story...

“Well maybe if you stood up to them for once in your life they might stop!”

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Breaking the bullying cycle with mentoring student name max hodgess student number u1004513

The story so far...

My story...

“Well maybe if you stood up to them for once in your life they might stop!”

“They should never take matters in their own hands.”

Terry Lazarou

Regina Public Schools Communications Director

(Mills, 2012)

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Breaking the bullying cycle with mentoring student name max hodgess student number u1004513

The story so far...

My story...

“Well maybe if you stood up to them for once in your life they might stop!”

“They should never take matters in their own hands.”

Terry Lazarou

Regina Public Schools Communications Director

(Mills, 2012)

One in four students in year 4 to 9 report being bullied. (Australian Education Authorities, 2006)

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Social Justice & Education

“Social justice means complete and genuine equality of all people.”

Paul George (Reach and Teach, n.d.)

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Social Justice & Education

“Social justice means complete and genuine equality of all people.”

Paul George (Reach and Teach, n.d.)

Kids who are bullied:

Psychological problems

Issues often continue into adulthood.

Health complaints.

Low academic achievement.

Likely to miss, skip or drop out of school.

(stopbullying.gov., n.d.).

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The Standards

  • Professional Standards for Queensland Teachers

  • Standard 6

  • Title: Support personal development and participation in society.

  • (QCT, 2009)

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The Standards

  • Professional Standards for Queensland Teachers

  • Standard 6

  • Title: Support personal development and participation in society.

  • Professional Standards for Queensland Teachers

  • Standard 7

  • Title: Create and maintain safe and supportive learning environments.

  • (QCT, 2009)

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The Australian facts!

According to stopbullying.org:

1 in 4 Year 4 to 9s are bullied

Highest among Year 5s (32%) and Year 8s (29%)

83% of students who bully online bully offline.

84% of students who were bullied online were also bullied offline.

Peers are present (onlookers) & play a roll in 87% of bullying

Hurtful teasing / Hurtful lies

Cyber bullying related to age (or access to technology)

(stopbullying.gov., n.d.)

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What experts say...

Why some people bully.

Popularity

Look tough/in charge

To get attention or things

To make others afraid of them

Jealousy

They may be being bullied themselves.

Child Safety Australia. (n.d.).

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What experts say...

Bullying is unacceptable and victims should go to a responsible person such as a teacher or parent for help.

Child Safety Australia. (n.d.).

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What experts say...

  • Bullying is unacceptable and victims should go to a responsible person such as a teacher or parent for help.

  • Child Safety Australia. (n.d.).

  • Dealing with bullying:

  • Key strategies focuses:

  • Unbreakable rules.

  • Teaching children what to do.

  • Mentoring.  

  • (BeatBullying.org, 2008)

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What experts say...

  • Bullying is unacceptable and victims should go to a responsible person such as a teacher or parent for help.

  • Child Safety Australia. (n.d.).

  • Dealing with bullying:

  • Key strategies focuses:

  • Unbreakable rules.

  • Teaching children what to do.

  • Mentoring.  

  • (BeatBullying.org, 2008)

  • The general consensus:

  • bullying is unacceptable

  • bullies are insecure or bullied

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The Plan!

Age mixed mentoring allows children interaction with positive role models.

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The Plan!

Age mixed mentoring allows children interaction with positive role models.

Adults should “take more responsibility for the safety of their own and other people’s children”.

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The Plan!

Age mixed mentoring allows children interaction with positive role models.

Adults should “take more responsibility for the safety of their own and other people’s children”.

“Young people simply do not trust other young people”.

(BeatBullying.org, 2008)

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The Plan!

Age mixed mentoring allows children interaction with positive role models.

Adults should “take more responsibility for the safety of their own and other people’s children”.

“Young people simply do not trust other young people”.

(BeatBullying.org, 2008)

100% of teachers indicated that the peer mentoring program was beneficial to their students. 

(Gladson, 2010)

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Aged mixed mentoring

Senior / junior class mentoring

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Aged mixed mentoring

Senior / junior class mentoring

Year five and year one students

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Aged mixed mentoring

Senior / junior class mentoring

Year five and year one students

Possible even a year four class and a year one class since the majority of bullying escalates in year 5

(stopbullying.gov., n.d.)

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Aged mixed mentoring

Senior / junior class mentoring

Year five and year one students

Possible even a year four class and a year one class since the majority of bullying escalates in year 5

(stopbullying.gov., n.d.)

Simple or complex

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Aged mixed mentoring

Senior / junior class mentoring

Year five and year one students

Possible even a year four class and a year one class since the majority of bullying escalates in year 5

(stopbullying.gov., n.d.)

Simple or complex

Inviting the senior class to the junior as helpers / mentors

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The two-fold affect

The two-fold affect.

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The two-fold affect

  • The two-fold affect.

  • Senior and junior students would begin to see the value of their interactions

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The two-fold affect

  • The two-fold affect.

  • Senior and junior students would begin to see the value of their interactions

  • Junior students’ self-esteem and confidence would rise as they see themselves as important to older peers / role models

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Professional Standards

Standard 6 - “Support personal development and participation in society” (QCT, 2009).

Elaboration:

Standard P6.2 - “learning environments in which students are supported in developing personal identity, values, a positive self-image, health and wellbeing, sound relations and empathy with others”.

Standard P6.3 - “learning activities that foster lifelong learning and active citizenship”

Standard V6.1 - “social, emotional and physical development of students”

(QCT, 2009)


Breaking the bullying cycle with mentoring student name max hodgess student number u1004513

Professional Standards

Standard 7 - “Create and maintain safe and supportive learning environments” (QCT, 2009)

Elaboration:

Standard P7.1 - “respectful, positive and safe learning environments and constructive relationships that are based on mutual trust, provide social support for all students and foster positive attitudes to learning, participation and achievement”.

Standard V7.2 - “a positive climate in the classroom” as well as “in the school as a whole”.

Standard V7.3 - “creating learning environments that model participatory and democratic values”, covering

(QCT, 2009)


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Resources, Assistance & Next Step

Resources: The students themselves.

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Resources, Assistance & Next Step

Resources: The students themselves.

Problems: The advantages would outweigh the disadvantage.

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Resources, Assistance & Next Step

Resources: The students themselves.

Problems: The advantages would outweigh the disadvantage.

Assistance: Need a fellow teacher and their class.

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Resources, Assistance & Next Step

Resources: The students themselves.

Problems: The advantages would outweigh the disadvantage.

Assistance: Need a fellow teacher and their class.

Best Results: run programme over an entire school year.

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Resources, Assistance & Next Step

  • Resources: The students themselves.

  • Problems: The advantages would outweigh the disadvantage.

  • Assistance: Need a fellow teacher and their class.

  • Best Results: run programme over an entire school year.

  • Next step: involve the entire school.

  • Year 6 mentors Year 3

  • Year 5 mentors Year 2

  • Year 4 mentors Year 1

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Advantages, Upkeep & Successes

Advantage: throughout entire school career students are mentored or mentors.

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Advantages, Upkeep & Successes

Advantage: throughout entire school career students are mentored or mentors.

Upkeep: regular senior class encouragement on importance mentoring.

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Advantages, Upkeep & Successes

Advantage: throughout entire school career students are mentored or mentors.

Upkeep: regular senior class encouragement on importance mentoring.

Success can be seen in whether bullying statistics drop or not.

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Weaknesses / Threats

Mentoring benefit students.

They take responsibility for their own behaviour.

Only threat: a fellow teachers not wanting to get involved.

Personal Reflection

I have wanted to research a mentoring programme for years


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References

Australian Education Authorities. (2012a). Facts about Bullying. Retrieved November 2, 2012 from http://www.bullyingnoway.com.au/teachers/facts/did-you-know.html

Australian Education Authorities. (2012b). Bullying, NO WAY! poster. Retrieved November 4, 2012 from http http://www.bullyingnoway.com.au/resources/pdf/bullying-no-way-poster.pdf

BeatBultying.org. (2008). Beatbullying Responds to Conservatives ‘More Ball Games’ Report. Retrieved November 5, 2012 from http://www.beatbullying.org/dox/media-centre/press-releases/press-release-040208.html

Child Safety Australia. (n.d.). Bullying & Harassment. Bullying is Harmful & Unacceptable Behaviour. Retrieved November 3, 2012 from http://www.childsafetyaustralia.com.au/children/bullying/bullying.htm

Gladson, J. (2010). Peer Mentoring Reduces Bullying in Campbell County Schools. Retrieved November 2, 2012 from http://www.uwyo.edu/ces/pubs/impact_statements/2011/impacts_2011_p10.pdf

Mills, S. (2012). Regina Public Schools: 'Fighting Never the Answer to Bullies'. Retrieved October 27, 2012 from http://http://www.newstalk980.com/story/regina-public-schools-fighting-never-answer-bullies/80080

QCT. (2009). Professional Standards for Queensland Teachers (Graduate Level): A Guide for Use With Preservice Teachers. Retrieved November 1, 2012 from http://www.qct.edu.au/standards/documents/PSQT_GradLevel_v3_Web.pdf

Reach and Teach. (n.d.). Defining "social justice" - What is social justice? Retrieved October 30, 2012 from http://www.reachandteach.com/content/index.php?topic=socialjustice

stopbullying.gov. (n.d.). Effects of Bullying. Retrieved October 25, 2012 from http://www.stopbullying.gov/at-risk/effects/index.html

All images are public domain unless otherwise stated

A complete copy of this PowerPoint presentation and paper is available for anyone to download from my website at: www.hodgess.org at the Mr Hodgess' Page link titled: EDC4000 Presentation


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(Australian Education Authorities, 2012b)


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