Bullying ?. “How would you feel…”. If you were new in school? If you were the shortest kid in school? If you were the most popular student in school? If you had a tough home life? If you did not feel attractive? If you could not hear well? If you had to wear thick glasses?.
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A bully carries out negative actions on someone who has difficulty being able to defend himself/herself. The bully uses:
- Young people fear
rejection. They crave
acceptance and will do just
about anything to get it.
Terrorizing is the use of fear to torment and manipulate.
- Perpetrators do this to:
This involves cutting someone off from essential relationships. The irony is that isolating students can actually drive them to pair up in their estrangement from the larger group and become dangerous.
Influencing a student to learn ways of thinking, speaking, and acting that make him or her increasingly unfit for normal healthy experiences. Examples include:
PERPETRATOR(s) 10% BYSTANDER(s) 85%
- Who can tell me what bullying is?
- What happens to people who are bullied?
- How do you think bullies feel?
- What’s it like to see someone get bullied?
- Do you think that bullying is a problem in our classroom?
- Who would like to have a bully-free classroom?
- What do we do to make our classroom bully-free?
Have the children discuss what it means to have a “no-bully” policy. Students learn to refuse to join in or watch bullying.
Students learn to say, “Don’t do or say that. It’s not right.” (Beane, 1999)
I have a responsibility to tell someone if I am being bullied. I have a responsibility to not remain silent when someone else is bullied. I have a responsibility to speak up on behalf of all students who need help. I will honor that responsibility.
____________________ Student’s name