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  1. THE NEW FACE OF BULLYING 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  2. A DOG EAT DOG WORLD? The most common form of violence among young people… BEING BULLIED! 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  3. Overview Definition & Characteristics Understand Impact Describe Bullies Supportive Climate 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  4. Overview How to Respond Intervention Skills De-escalation Techniques Cyber Bullying 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  5. Doing nothing… …is always the wrong response 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  6. WA DEFINITION OF H I BRCW 28A.300.285 Harassment, intimidation or bullying” means any intentional electronic, written, verbal or physical act [which] a) Physically harms a student or damages the student’s property; or b) Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student’s education; or c) Is so severe, persistent or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or threatening educational environment; or d) Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school. 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  7. DEFINITION OF BULLYING “A problem behavior based on power relationships in which a student or a group of students uses power aggressively to cause emotional or physical pain and distress to another student.” Characteristics: Intentional, repeated, negative, power imbalance 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  8. CHARACTERISTICS OF BULLYING • Intentional • Repetitive • Hurtful • Imbalance of Power 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  9. DEFINITION OF BULLYING Bullying Includes: • Physical Aggression • Relational Aggression • Verbal Aggression • Cyberbullying It can take many forms: • Teasing • Taunting • Rumors • Rejection • Isolation 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  10. BULLYING STATISTICS Five (5) million American kids bullied this year • At school • Online • On the bus • At home • On cell phones • On the streets 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  11. BULLYING STATISTICS Did you know? • 86% witnessed bullying • 90% against bullying • Bullying stops within 10 seconds 57% of the time… • Only 11% stand up 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  12. AFFECTS OF BULLYING How are students affected by bullying? 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  13. AFFECTS OF BULLYING Students Report: • Depression • Anxiety • Isolation • Low self-esteem 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  14. AFFECTS OF BULLYING Students Report: • Poor performance • Report losing items • Unexplained injuries • Frequently ill 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  15. AFFECTS OF BULLYING Students Report: • Hurting Self • Lost Interest • Suicidal thoughts • Act differently 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  16. AFFECTS OF BULLYING Students Being Bullied: • Want to sit: • near the driver • with the same students • on the inside seat • Are afraid of going to/from school 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  17. AFFECTS OF BULLYING Students Being Bullied: • Struggle Emotionally • Have fewer Friends • Avoid Some Places 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  18. CHARACTERISTICS OF A BULLY How would you describe students who bully? 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  19. CHARACTERISTICS OF A BULLY Physical Signs • Violent • Engage in fights • Often in trouble • Unexplained possessions • Try to be near victim • Vie for attention 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  20. CHARACTERISTICS OF A BULLY Emotional Signs • Don’t accept responsibility • Bullies for friends • Need to win or be best 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  21. PREVENTING BULLYING What is the importance of a supportive school bus climate and how can it prevent bullying? 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  22. PREVENTING BULLYING For many students, their school day starts and ends on the bus. Their ride to and from school, sets the tone for their entire day! 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  23. PREVENTING BULLYING Create a Supportive Climate • Positive relationships • Respect for diversity • Students feel safe • Consistency • Discipline fairly enforced 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  24. PREVENTING BULLYING Create a Supportive Climate • Clear expectations • Know names • Reinforce positives • Be courteous, fair and consistent 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  25. PREVENTING BULLYING Create a Supportive Climate • Review expectations and rules regularly • Use your student management skills • Mirror school bullying rules and language 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  26. RESPOND TO BULLYING If safety becomes a concern… • Stop • Secure • Stand up • Speak clearly and calmly • Follow district policy • Document & report 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  27. RESPOND TO BULLYING Follow safe guidelines • Hands off • Don’t “assist” a student into the seat • Physical contact is last resort 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  28. INTERVENTION SKILLS • Make initial contact • Use open ended questions • Allow problem solving • Broken record • Echo method 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  29. INTERVENTION SKILLS • Reassign seating • Never put a student off the bus • Use caution • Don’t challenge 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  30. DE-ESCALATION TECHNIQUES • Maintain Control • Appear calm • Communicate non-verbally • DO allow space • Protect yourself 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  31. DE-ESCALATION TECHNIQUES Don’t: • Be defensive • Turn your back • Argue • Get loud 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  32. DE-ESCALATION TECHNIQUES Do: • De-escalate the discussion. • Trust your instincts. • Follow school district policy. 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  33. WHAT IS CYBERBULLYING? Cyberbullying is bullying …with some significant differences. 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  34. WHAT IS CYBERBULLYING? Cyberbullies: • Think they can be anonymous • Can have wider Impact • May not be the typical bully 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  35. WHAT IS CYBERBULLYING? Cyberbullies: • Impersonate others • Spread lies and rumors • Trick victims • Post mean comments • Photograph victims 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  36. WHAT IS CYBERBULLYING? Think: • Speed • Public in nature • Permanent • Loss of control • No ‘safe place’ to go 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  37. WHAT IS CYBERBULLYING? Cyberbully’s Target: • Suffers painful experiences • Withdraws • Is Depressed • Declines in school • Can self harm or become suicidal 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  38. SUMMARY • Bullying: most common form of violence • 5 million kids bullied in USA • We must ensure safety 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  39. SUMMARY • Definition and characteristics • Impact • Describe bullies • Creating climate 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  40. SUMMARY • How to respond • Intervention skills • De-escalation techniques • Cyberbullying

  41. SUMMARY Doing Nothing is Always the Wrong Response. 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  42. EVALUATION 1. What is the definition of Bullying? “A problem behavior based on power relationships in which a student or a group of students uses power aggressively to cause emotional or physical pain and distress to another student.” 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  43. EVALUATION 2. Name 4 characteristics of Bullying. • Intentional • Repetitive • Hurtful • Imbalance of Power 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  44. EVALUATION 3. Describe how bullying impacts a student. They have feelings of depression, anxiety, and isolation, low self- esteem, poor performance, have unexplained injuries, complain of illness, thoughts of suicide, act differently, etc. 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  45. EVALUATION 4. Describe students who bully. • Become violent, physically and verbally aggressive • May have extra unexplained money and belongings • Are quick to blame others • Do not accept responsibility • Have bully friends • Vie for attention 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  46. EVALUATION 5. Name 3 characteristics of a supportive school bus climate. • Clear expectations for behavior • Courteous/respectful • Safe/fair/consistent environment 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  47. EVALUATION 6. List 3 ways a driver can respond to bullying. • Stop the bus • Secure the bus • Speak clearly and calmly • Follow district policy 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  48. EVALUATION 7. Name 4intervention skills a driver can use. • Make initial contact • Use open ended questions • Allow problem solving • Use caution - Don’t challenge 2013-14 Bus Driver Inservice

  49. EVALUATION 8. Describe 4 de-escalation techniques a driver can use. • Appear calm • Control emotions • Allow space • Don’t be defensive or turn your back • Follow district policy 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice

  50. EVALUATION 9. Explain what Cyberbullying is. • Cyberbullying is defined by the same characteristics as other bullying. • It is anonymouswith a wider-reaching impact • Cyberbullies might not otherwise have engaged in bullying behavior 2013-14 School Bus Driver Inservice