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Bullying . Aliya Malik. What is Bullying?. Bullying is aggressive behavior that is intentional, repeated over time, and involves an imbalance of power or strength. A child who is being bullied has a hard time defending himself or herself. Children who are Bullied.

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bullying

Bullying

AliyaMalik

what is bullying
What is Bullying?
  • Bullying is aggressive behavior that is intentional, repeated over time, and involves an imbalance of power or strength. A child who is being bullied has a hard time defending himself or herself.
children who are bullied
Children who are Bullied

There are many signs that a child is being bullied. Some signs to look for:

  • The child comes home with torn, damaged, or missing pieces of clothing, books or other belongings.
  • The child has unexplained bruises, cuts or scratches.
  • The child seems afraid of going to school, walking to and from school, riding the school bus or taking part in organized activities with peers.
  • The child appears sad, moody, teary or depressed when he or she comes home.
  • The child frequently appears anxious and/or suffers from low self-esteem.
children who bully
Children who Bully
  • Many children engage in bullying everyday. Although each child is different, those who bully other young people do share some common characteristics. Here are some things to look for:
common characteristics of children who bully
Common Characteristics of Children who Bully
  • Impulsive, hot-headed, dominant
  • Easily frustrated
  • Lack empathy
  • Have difficulty following rules
  • View violence in a positive way
  • Boys who bully tend to be physically stronger than other children.
why do kids bully
Why do Kids Bully?
  • There is no single cause of bullying among children. A host of different factors can place a child at risk for bullying his or her peers. However, it has been found that children who bully are more likely than their non-bullying peers to come from homes with certain characteristics.
family risk factors for bullying
Family Risk Factors for Bullying
  • A lack of warmth and involvement on the part of parents
  • Overly permissive parenting (including a lack of limits for children's behavior)
  • A lack of supervision by parents
  • Harsh, physical discipline
  • Bullying incidences at home
bullying and other violent and or antisocial behaviors
Bullying and Other Violent and/or Antisocial Behaviors
  • Research shows that bullying can be a sign of other serious antisocial and/or violent behavior. Children who frequently bully their peers are more likely than others to:
  • Get into frequent fights
  • Be injured in a fight
  • Vandalize or steal property
  • Drink alcohol
  • Smoke
  • Be truant from school
  • Drop out of school
  • Carry a weapon
how common is bullying
How Common is Bullying?
  • Thirty percent of U.S. students in grades six through ten are involved in moderate or frequent bullying — as bullies, as victims, or as both — according to the results of the first national survey on this subject.
  • Bullying is increasingly viewed as an important contributor to youth violence, including homicide and suicide
recent statistics show that
Recent Statistics Show That…
  • 1 out of 4 kids are bullied.
  • Surveys Show That  77%  of students are bullied mentally, verbally, & physically.
  • 1 out of 5 kids admits to being a bully, or doing some "Bullying."
  • 8% of students miss 1 day of class per month for fear of Bullies.
  • 43% fear harassment in the bathroom at school.
  • 100,000 students carry a gun to school.
  • 28% of youths who carry weapons have witnessed violence at home.
  • A poll of teens ages 12-17 proved that they think violence increased at their schools.
  • 282,000 students are physically attacked in secondary schools each month.
  • More youth violence occurs on school grounds as opposed to on the way to school.
  • Playground statistics - Every 7 minutes a child is bullied. Adult intervention - 4%. Peer intervention - 11%. No intervention - 85%.
different types of bullying
Different types of Bullying
  • Studies show that there are several ways that bullying can occur. Here are some examples:
physical bullying
Physical Bullying
  • Includes any physical contact that would hurt or injure a person like hitting, kicking, punching, etc. Taking something that belongs to someone else and destroying it would also be considered a type of physical bullying. In elementary and middle schools, 30.5% of all bullying is physical.
verbal bullying
Verbal Bullying
  • Name-calling, making offensive remarks, or joking about a person's religion, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or the way they look. 46.5% of all bullying in schools is the verbal type. It can also include a bully making verbal threats of violence or aggression against someone's personal property.
indirect bullying
Indirect Bullying
  • Includes spreading rumors or stories about someone, telling others about something that was told to you in private, and excluding others from groups. Indirect bullying accounts for 18.5% of all bullying.
intimidation
Intimidation
  • When a bully threatens someone else and frightens that person enough to make him or her do what the bully wants
cyberbullying
Cyberbullying
  • Is done by sending messages, pictures, or information using electronic media, computers (email & instant messages), or cell phones (text messaging & voicemail).. According to a survey done in 2003 only 4% of bullying is listed as "other types" and this would include cyberbullying. Even though this number seems small, the growth of this type of bullying is going up fast because of the spread of technology around the world.
cyberbullying stats
Cyberbullying Stats.
  • 42% of kids have been bullied while online. 1 in 4 have had it happen more than once.
  • 35% of kids have been threatened online. Nearly 1 in 5 have had it happen more than once.
  • 21% of kids have received mean or threatening e-mail or other messages.
  • 58% of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online. More than 4 out of 10 say it has happened more than once.
  • 53% of kids admit having said something mean or hurtful to another person online. More than 1 in 3 have done it more than once.
  • 58% have not told their parents or an adult about something mean or hurtful that happened to them online.
anti bullying act
Anti-Bullying Act
  • The Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act, introduced by Sen. Frank Lautenberg and Rep. Rush Holt, would require colleges and universities that receive federal money to adopt policies explicitly prohibiting harassment based on a student's sexual orientation, race, gender and other factors
how c an you help
How can YOU help?
  • First:

Stop and listen to the affected child. Take complaints of bullying seriously.

  • Second:

Be responsive, and take appropriate steps to intervene.

resources
Resources:
  • http://www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov/adults/children-who-bully.aspx
  • http://www.pascack.k12.nj.us/70271919141818/lib/70271919141818/Bullying_Statistics.htm
  • http://www.pascack.k12.nj.us/70271919141818/lib/70271919141818/Bullying_Statistics.htm