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  1. Be the ONE Allen ISD Anti-Bullying Initiative Fall 2011

  2. Definition of Bullying • Physical Bullying – harm to a person or property • Verbal Bullying – taunting, teasing, name-calling, spreading rumors and threats • Relational Aggression – harm to someone’s self-esteem or group acceptance • Cyberbullying – using technology to bully * Severe and Repeated Actions

  3. When a child is bullied, they may feel… • Worried, depressed, unable to sleep, headaches, stomach aches, low self-esteem • Truancy - 160,000 children each day miss school due to fear of an attack or intimidation by other students. • Change in grades

  4. Examples of Physical Bullying • Biting • Hitting • Kicking • Punching • Scratching • Spitting at/on • Tripping • Hair pulling

  5. Types of Social/Emotional Bullying Verbal Bullying * Mean telephone calls * Forcing someone to give you money or their property * Intimidation or threats of violence * Name-Calling * Teasing * Inappropriate or abusive language * Making cruel remarks * Spreading false/hurtful rumors

  6. Types of Social Emotional Bullying Non-Verbal Bullying * Rude gestures * Ignoring * Excluding * Isolating * Sending hurtful or mean notes * Encouraging other students to dislike someone * Making faces for the purpose of intimidation or control

  7. Types of Bullying Damage to property * Ripping clothes * Damaging books * Destroying property * Taking property * Hiding property * Playing “keep away”

  8. Cyberbullying “Using the Internet or other mobile devices to send or post harmful or cruel texts or images to bully others.” (Nancy Willard, Director, Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use)

  9. Common Forms of Cyberbullying * Harassing text messages * Creating fake profiles (Facebook, MySpace) * Spreading rumors or gossip online * Posting mean or hurtful messages on social networking sites * Forwarding hurtful messages to others

  10. Aggressive Bullies • Physical • Hot-tempered • Angry, quick to use force • Fearless • Motivated by power • Sees hostility when there is none • Have more family problems than usual • May suffer physical and emotional abuse at home • Create frustration in peer group

  11. Passive Bully • Less popular • Less aggressive • Low self-esteem • Unhappy home lives • Difficulty focusing at school • Violent temper tantrums or outbursts • Tend to hang back and wait for a bullying situation to present itself rather than initiate one • Align themselves with a more aggressive bully

  12. Bystanders • The majority of students fall into the category of Bystanders. This group includes everyone (other than the bully and the victim/target) who is present during the bullying incident. • Afraid to associate with the victim/target for fear of either lowering their own status and becoming victims themselves • Afraid toreport bullying incidents because they do not want to be called a "snitch," a "tattler," or "informer" • Experience feelings of guilt and helplessness for not standing up to the bully on behalf of their classmate • Be drawn into bullying behavior by group pressure • Afraid to take action

  13. Types of Bystanders • Sidekicks - Closest to the bully • Reinforcers - Next in line and always support the bully • Outsiders - Try not to draw attention to themselves but appear to support the bullying • Defenders - Furthest from the bully and may have the courage to step out of the bystander role and become active in their support of the victim Bystander PSA

  14. Quotes: • "I'm 14 in March and I'm being bullied constantly. In nearly every class, I sit by myself because nobody wants to sit next to me. One of my few friends hangs around with other people because I think he is frightened if he is with me he will get bullied. I'm sick to death of it.” - Unknown • I don't like it that he is bullied, but I can't do anything about it or they will turn on me, too.“ – Unknown

  15. Allen ISD Class Code of Conduct • All Allen ISD students treat others with kindness and respect at all times. Bullying behaviors will not be tolerated. Poster - AISD Class Code of Conduct

  16. Reporting Bullying The person(s) responsible for reporting bullying are: • The victim of the bullying • Anyone who witnessed the bullying - Bystanders • Anyone with credible information that an act of bullying is taking place AISD Bullying Incident Report

  17. Student Responsibilities • Students who observe the act of bullying or who believe that bullying is taking place are obligated to report the bullying to school authorities. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action. The victim of the bullying shall however, not be subject to discipline for failure to report the bullying. • So…if you are a bystander and choose to do nothing, you may receive a consequence from your principal.

  18. “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Bonnie Jean Wasmund