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Bullying. Bullying snowball. Bullying: The Definition.  Bullying is verbal, physical or psychological abuse or teasing accompanied by real or perceived imbalance of power .

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bullying the definition
Bullying: The Definition

 Bullying is verbal, physical or psychological abuse or teasing accompanied by real or perceived imbalance of power.

 Research indicates that bullying negatively affects the school environment and affects a students ability to learn.


What is an example of verbal abuse?

What is an example of physical abuse?

What is an example of psychological


types of bullying
Types of bullying
  • Direct: Usually physical
    • Pushing, shoving, hitting attacking
      • Most done by males
  • Usually verbal
    • Name-calling, taunting, teasing, spreading rumors, gossip
      • Most done by females
  • Ritual done by group in order to belong
  • What are groups who could be associated with hazing?
  • What are type of things

Someone might have to do

To belong to a group?

  • Bullying that occurs on the internet, mobile phones and other electronic technology
    • Posting pictures, messages, using someone else’s name or account to spread rumors
  • What are the best features of social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook? What we like
  • What are some of the problems teens can encounter on social networking sites?
bully characteristics
Bully Characteristics
  • Bullies want POWER-find pleasure in dominating others
  • Bullies believe it is ok to bully others
  • Want to see a reaction from victims
  • Victim is usually someone who has a limited social network
  • Bullies often come from homes in which physical violence is used, may have been bullied themselves
effects on victim
Effects on victim
  • Physical
    • Injuries, physical illness
  • Loss of friends
  • Loss of trust
  • Feel alone
  • Helpless
  • Fear
  • Stress
  • Self Esteem Issues
  • Drop in attendance
  • Skip School
  • Drop is grades
bullying the effects
Bullying: The Effects

Bullying can be attributed to:

 Fear

 Loss of self

 Anger

 Hurt

 School absences

 Dropping out of school

• Research indicates that students that have experienced

verbal threats and physical aggression carried out two-thirds of

school shootings!

•Would you want to be responsible?

bullying the effects1
Bullying: The Effects

Bully can impact the life of a victim

long into their adulthood

 Bullying can be as devastating as

other trauma. Such as:

 Physical abuse

 Sexual abuse

bullying the issues
Bullying: the issues


 More likely to admit bullying

 Bullied boys and girls

 When bullying girls, will often use

demeaning comments about

appearance and sexual comments


 Tend to bully other girls

 Use demeaning comments or

insults and name calling

bullying the locations
Bullying: The Locations

Students reveal that

bullying occurs

 On the bus

 In the hallway

 In the cafeteria

 In the bathrooms or

locker rooms

 On the playground or

outside the school.

 Where is a student safe?

bullying the reasons
Bullying: The Reasons

Students report the most

common reasons for bullying


 Being overweight

 Not dressing “right”

 Perceiving someone as “gay”

 Looking “different”

 Acting “weird”

bullying student reaction
Bullying: Student Reaction

Most common strategies

 Walking away

 Saying something mean back

 Hitting back

 Telling the bully to stop

 (notice no mention of telling

an adult!)

 More boys used physical

violence and more girls

were empathetic to victims

of bullying.

bullying the adult response
Bullying: The Adult Response

Students state that they don’t feel adults

can protect them from bullies.

 Students want adults to notice and be

more aware of the areas and different

types of bullying. Don’t ignore it!

 Students felt that adults do not take

bullying seriously enough and they do

not intervene often enough.

 What do you think?

bullying why do they do it
Bullying: Why do they do it?

Bullies tend to be victims themselves.

 They are hurt

 They are insecure

 They want to feel “in control”

 They want to be popular or “cool” in the eyes of

other kids.

bullying video
Bullying video