WSMS Bullying Prevention September 2013
Remembering Back…… • Three people involved: • The Bully • The Bystander • The Target
Definition of Bullying:An imbalance of _ _ _ _ _: Kids who bully use their power—such as physical _______, access to embarrassing information, or _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _—to control or h _ _ _ others. Power imbalances can change over time and in different situations, even if they involve the same people.
An imbalance of Power: Kids who bully use their power—such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity—to control or hurt others. Power imbalances can change over time and in different situations, even if they involve the same people.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ : Bullying behaviors happen more than once or have the _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ to happen more than once.
Repetition: Bullying behaviors happen more than once or have the potential to happen more than once.
WSMS Example 1 Someone made a fake Twitter account about me and I had no idea. The person posted comments about other people at school like it was from me. These comments were mean and put other people down. I had no idea this was happening until a friend texted me and asked why I was being that way. The person who made the account made me look like I was a mean person. I was so embarrassed! Only 2 real friends believed I didn’t create the account. It took over a week to get it shut down.
Brainstorm the Bully • What do we know about the bully? • Why do you think the bully is acting this way? • If bullying occurs while you are at home, can you still get in trouble at school? • What consequences are given if I am caught bullying?
WSMS Example 2 I have witnessed my friends calling other people ______. They have even asked certain people not to sit with them at lunch. I don’t join when in with them because I know it isn’t right, but I don’t know what to do. So, I just stand there.
Brainstorm – The Bystander • What can the bystander do in this situation? • What is the difference between a positive bystander and a negative bystander? • Why would someone who is just watching someone being teased considered a negative bystander?
WSMS Example 3 I get made fun of a lot in athletics. I am __________ than other kids and get picked on by people that are not my friends. One person even said “you will never be good at ________.
Brainstorm – The Target • Should I ignore it? • How can a target successfully stick up for themselves? • How do one-liners work? Do they really help?
Your very own One-Liners • Awesome! • Thank-you • Thank you for sharing • Good one! • WOW! • Did you see the game last night? • I know…. • Cool • That was funny!
Bullying Prevention Slogan • Don’t Hide! Stand by their side to show your Leopard Pride! • SPRING into Actions & Stop Bullying • It takes more than one spot to be a leopard! • Don’t Support It! Report It! • Distract, Defend, Report!
Please place your sticky note on the slogan you believe WSMs should have to promote encouraging bystanders What is YOUR slogan?