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BULLYING. Edinburg C.I.S.D. 2010 - 2011. The Golden Rule. “Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You” “Treat others the way you want to be treated”. Bullying Definition. Behavior that is intentional, hurtful and repeated by one or more persons.

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  1. BULLYING Edinburg C.I.S.D. 2010 - 2011

  2. The Golden Rule “Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You” “Treat others the way you want to be treated”

  3. Bullying Definition Behavior that is intentional, hurtful and repeated by one or more persons. Bullied students are teased, harassed, and assaulted verbally or physically.

  4. Did you know? The word “Bully” used to mean the total opposite of what it means now. Word History Date of Origin 16th c. Bullies have undergone a sad decline in status. In the 16th century the word meant ‘sweetheart’: ‘Though she be somewhat old, it is my own sweet bully’, John Bale, Three laws 1538 Five hundred years ago, it meant friend, family member or sweetheart.

  5. Two Types of Bullying Direct Indirect

  6. Direct Physical – hitting, kicking, pushing, stealing, hiding or ruining someone’s things. Making someone do something they don’t want to do. Verbal– name calling, teasing, insulting, threats.

  7. Indirect Relationship Bullying– gossiping, spreading rumors and lies about someone. Making someone feel left out or rejected.

  8. Bullying can be... One person making fun of another. One person trying to beat up another. A group of people ganging up against others.

  9. Bullying – You Decide? Jennifer recently broke up with her boyfriend Andrew. Andrew is now dating Melissa. Jennifer convinces all of her friends not to speak or hang out with Melissa anymore. Is this bullying?

  10. Bullying – You Decide When John walks in the hallway to his class, Chris repeatedly knocks his books out of his hand everyday. Is this bullying?

  11. How does it make you feel? Alone Depressed Hurt Anxious Scared Low Self-Esteem

  12. Kristina A Calco http://www.theshabbycastle.com/kristinacalco

  13. Signs of Possible Bullying Children may: • be frightened of walking to and from school • change their usual route • not want to go on the bus • beg you to drive them to school • not want to go to school, (be school phobic) • feel ill in the mornings • begin doing poorly in schoolwork • RED FLAGS!

  14. Bullying signs (continued) • come home regularly with clothes or books destroyed • come home starving (bully takes their money) • ask for money or start stealing (pay bully) • continually “lose” their money • become withdrawn, starts stammering • become distressed, anxious, stop eating • attempt or threaten suicide • refuse to talk about what’s wrong • RED FLAGS!

  15. Bullying signs (continued) • have unexplained bruises, scratches, • cuts • begin to bully other children, siblings • become aggressive and unreasonable • give improbable excuses for any of above • RED FLAGS!

  16. CHO Remember Him?

  17. Does bullying have to be a part of growing up? No Each and every person has the right to feel safe in school and in life.

  18. Who is a Bully?

  19. Characteristics of a Bully Excited by their bullying behavior Enjoy feelings of power and control Enjoy causing pain Can be a below average, average or above average student Lack compassion and empathy for their targets Can be all shapes and sizes

  20. Who is a Target?

  21. Reasons Doesn’t fit in Physically weak Minority Facial appearance Clothing Emotional Overweight Good grades

  22. Reasons If you usually are alone and don't have many friends. If you don't have a lot of confidence and don't stand up for yourself.

  23. How to Deal with Bullying!!

  24. Ways to avoid future bullying Don’t bring expensive things or money to school Hang out with friends Avoid unsupervised areas Sit near the bus driver on the bus or walk with a teacher to class Don’t walk alone and avoid places where bullying occurs Get funny Don’t act scared “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”. – Eleanor Roosevelt

  25. Report, Report, Report Report it to a trusted adult immediately Tell a teacher, counselor, principal, friend BE A HERO

  26. Bystanders Part of the problem not the solution

  27. Be a Hero Encourage other bystanders to help stop the bullying incident by being assertive. Make friends with someone who continually gets picked on. Report it or send someone to a trusted adult. You are a key player in stopping bullying.

  28. Report vs Tattling Tattling– Is trying to get someone in trouble. Reporting – When you report bullying you are helping someone else.

  29. Why do others LET it happen?

  30. Reasons The bully is someone others look up to and want to hang out with. They want to “side” with the bully because it makes them feel strong. They’re entertained by the bullying. They’re followers NOT LEADERS.

  31. Reasons They don’t think speaking up will help. They’re afraid that if they say something, the bully will turn on them.

  32. Some things you can say if someone is getting bullied. "That's Not Funny" "How would you like it if someone did that to you?" "Cut it out" STOP!

  33. Are you a Bully?

  34. Ask Yourself These Questions Does it make you feel better to hurt other people or take their things? Are you bigger and stronger than other people your age? Do you sometimes use your size and strength to get your way?

  35. Have you been bullied by someone in the past and feel like you have to make up for doing the same thing to others? Do you avoid thinking about how other people might feel if you say or do hurtful things to them? Ask Yourself These Questions

  36. How can you STOP being a Bully?

  37. If you are a bully, here are some ways to stop Apologize to people that you have bullied, and follow it up by being friendly. They might not trust you right away, but eventually they will see that you have changed.

  38. More ways to If you are having a hard time feeling good about yourself, explore ways to boost your self-esteem. (Sports) If you feel like you’re having trouble controlling your feelings, especially anger, talk to a school counselor about it.

  39. The Golden Rule “Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You” “Treat others the way you want to be treated”

  40. Questions?

  41. Credits PBSkids.org Youtube.com Stopbullyingnow.com www.theshabbycastle.com/kristinacalco Jaredstory.com Det. Andrew Palese Delaware State Police SRO Janie Fong, E.C.I.S.D. Coordinator of Guidance

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