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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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  1. Bullying

  2. Bullying snowball

  3. 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.

  4. Questions What is an example of verbal abuse? What is an example of physical abuse? What is an example of psychological abuse?

  5. Types of bullying • Direct: Usually physical • Pushing, shoving, hitting attacking • Most done by males

  6. Indirect • Usually verbal • Name-calling, taunting, teasing, spreading rumors, gossip • Most done by females

  7. Hazing • 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?

  8. Cyberbullying • 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

  9. FACEBOOK • 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?

  10. 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

  11. Effects on victim • Physical • Injuries, physical illness

  12. Social • Loss of friends • Loss of trust

  13. Emotional • Feel alone • Helpless • Fear • Stress • Self Esteem Issues

  14. Academic • Drop in attendance • Skip School • Drop is grades

  15. 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?

  16. 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

  17. Bullying: the issues Boys  More likely to admit bullying  Bullied boys and girls  When bullying girls, will often use demeaning comments about appearance and sexual comments Girls  Tend to bully other girls  Use demeaning comments or insults and name calling

  18. 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?

  19. Bullying: The Reasons Students report the most common reasons for bullying are:  Being overweight  Not dressing “right”  Perceiving someone as “gay”  Looking “different”  Acting “weird”

  20. 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.

  21. 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?

  22. 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.

  23. Bullying video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNumIY9D7uY

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