Bullying among children is understood as repeated, negative acts committed by one or more children against another. These negative acts may be physical or verbal in nature -- for example, hitting or kicking, teasing or taunting -- or they may involve indirect actions such as manipulating friendships or purposely excluding other children from activities.
A BULLY CAN BE ANYONE…SHORT, TALL, FUNNY, A GREAT STUDENT…ANYONE CAN BE A BULLY. ARE YOU ONE?
Typically, victims of bullying share common characteristics such as:
*Insecure (not confident/unsure of who you are)
*Physically weak or in low power
*Quiet, shy, or reserved
*Easy to threaten (they will not tell on you if you bully them)
*Few friends, often left out, picked last in games, or ignored
BY DOING NOTHING OR PARTICIPATING IN THE BULLYING BEHAVIOR, YOU ARE HARMING THAT STUDENT EVEN MORE. WHICH PERSON ARE YOU?
It’s too late for her to go back and think about the consequences of her actions.
Read the lyrics and listen carefully to this song. How do you think “Miss Invisible” feels?
How can YOU be a part of the SOLUTION to bullying and NOT the problem?