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Webb CISD Parent Meeting Fostering Dignity and Respect. September 28, 2011 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Dignity and Respect. Showing high regard for self, others, and property . . Being courteous to others through actions and words; to treat others the way we want to be treated.

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webb cisd parent meeting fostering dignity and respect

Webb CISDParent MeetingFostering Dignity and Respect

September 28, 2011

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

showing high regard for self others and property

Dignity and Respect

Showing high regard for self, others, and property.

Being courteous to others through actions and words; to treat others the way we want to be treated

what is bullying
What Is Bullying?
  • Physical or psychological intimidation that occurs repeatedly over time
  • Bullying can be overt (i.e., teasing, hitting, or stealing); boys are most often overt bullies
  • Bullying can covert (i.e., spreading rumors or exclusion); girls are most often covert bullies
  • Is aggressive behavior that intends to cause harm or distress or HUMILIATION,
  • Usually is repeated over time.
  • Occurs in a relationship where there is an imbalance of power or strength.
how common is bullying
How common is bullying?
  • Nansel et al. (2001): national sample of 15,600 students in grades 6-10

19% bullied others ”sometimes” or more often

9% bullied others weekly

17% were bullied “sometimes” or more often

8% were bullied weekly

6% reported bullying and being bullied “sometimes”or

more often

children who bully are more likely to
Children Who Bully are More Likely to:
  • Get into frequent fights
  • Be injured in a fight
  • Steal, vandalize property
  • Drink alcohol
  • Smoke
  • Be truant, drop out of school
  • Report poorer academic achievement
  • Perceive a negative climate at school
  • Carry a weapon
who are the victims of bullying
Who Are The Victims of Bullying?
  • Children who are bullied are often insecure, socially isolated, anxious, and have low self-esteem
  • They are unlikely to defend themselves or retaliate
  • They tend to be weaker than their peers
who are the victims of bullying cont d
Who Are The Victims of Bullying? Cont’d
  • Parents of children who are bullied are often overprotective or enmeshed with their children
  • Children who are bullied perceive parent or teacher intervention to be ineffective and are unlikely to report the problem.
children who are bullied have
Children who are bullied have:
  • Lower self esteem
  • Higher rates of depression
  • Higher absenteeism rates
  • More suicidal ideation
health consequences of bullying fekkes et al 2003
Health Consequences of Bullying (Fekkes et al., 2003)

Bullied Not bullied

Headache 16% 6%

Sleep problems 42% 23%

Abdominal pain 17% 9%

Feeling tense 20% 9%

Anxiety 28% 10%

Feeling unhappy 23% 5%

Depression scale

moderate indication 49% 16%

strong indication 16% 2%

kids who observe
Kids Who Observe

What do you usually do when you see a student being bullied?

  • 38% Nothing, because it’s none of my business
  • 27% I don’t do anything, but I think I should help
  • 35% I try to help him or her
cyber bullying is

Being cruel to others by sending or posting harmful material using technological means.

An individual or group that uses information and communication involving electronic technologies to facilitate deliberate and repeated harassment or threat to an individual or group.

Also known as:

‘Electronic Bullying’ &

‘Online Social Cruelty’

cyber bullies technology
  • E-mail
  • Cell phones
  • Pager text messages
  • Instant messaging
  • Defamatory personal web sites
  • Defamatory online personal polling web sites
  • Chat rooms


Occurs on

school property

Poor relationships

with teachers

Fear retribution

Physical: Hitting, Punching & Shoving

Verbal: Teasing, Name calling & Gossip

Nonverbal: Use of gestures & Exclusion




Occurs off

school property, even 24/7

Good relationships with teachers

Fear loss of technology privileges

Further under the radar than bullying

Emotional reactions cannot be determined

{McKenna & Bargh, 2004; Ybarra & Mitchell, 2004}

cyber bullying statistics

*Taken from an i-SAFE America survey of students nationwide.

cyber bullying legal issues

Criminal Law Limits

The following kinds of speech can lead to arrest & prosecution:

  • Making threats of violence to people or their property
  • Engaging in coercion
  • Making obscene or harassing phone calls
  • Harassment or stalking
  • Hate or bias crimes
  • Creating or sending sexually explicit images of teens
  • Sexual exploitation
  • Taking a photo of someone in place where privacy


General (Willard, 2005)

school family and community partnerships
Building good relationships between teachers, parents/care givers and communities provides the foundations of quality education for your children. By being involved in your child’s school and education you are opening opportunities for learning and fostering a climate of collaboration and trust. School, Family and Community partnerships