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Bullying in Schools. By: Jarrod Ridder. What is Bullying. Bullying is defined as someone who keeps doing or saying things to have power over another person who has trouble defending oneself. Why Students Bully. Essential need for power Need for negative dominance

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bullying in schools

Bullying in Schools


Jarrod Ridder

what is bullying
What is Bullying
  • Bullying is defined as someone who keeps doing or saying things to have power over another person who has trouble defending oneself.
why students bully
Why Students Bully
  • Essential need for power
  • Need for negative dominance
  • Find satisfaction in causing physical or mental injury and suffering to other students
  • Feel some type of reward through their behavior with materials or psychological rewards
bullying statistics
Bullying Statistics
  • In the United States almost 30% of youth (over 5.7 million students) are estimated to be involved in bullying as either a bully, or a target for bullying, or both.
  • In a recent national survey of student in grades 6-10. 13% reported bullying others, 11% reported being the target of bullies, and another 6% said that they bullied others and were bullied themselves.
types of bullying
Types of Bullying
  • Male versus Male
    • Physical
  • Female versus Female
    • Emotional
  • Female versus Male
    • Both physical and emotional
persons involved in bullying
Persons Involved in Bullying
  • Bully
    • The student doing the bullying
    • Often have been bullied themselves
    • Angry and Vulnerable
    • Bully students in a variety of places
persons involved in bullying cont
Persons involved in Bullying cont.
  • Victim
    • Student being bullied
    • Might have an overwhelming physical characteristic
    • Blame themselves for what is happening and will not seek help from others
    • Don’t fit in
persons involved in bullying cont1
Persons involved in Bullying Cont.
  • Bystander
    • Third person witnessing the bullying
    • Choose not to step in or report bullying
    • Very important role
signs students are being bullied
Signs Students Are Being Bullied
  • The student consistently has torn, damaged, or missing books or materials.
  • Has unexplained scratches, cuts, or bruises.
  • Has very few close friends they spend time with.
  • Does not want to or seems nervous going to and from school, walking to and form classes, or taking part in activities with peers.
  • Takes an illogical or extend route to school or class.
signs students are being bullied cont
Signs Students Are Being Bullied Cont.
  • Lost interest or begins to do poorly in school.
  • Appears sad, moody, teary, or depressed throughout the day.
  • Complains frequently about headaches, stomachs, or body aches.
  • Student has a loss of appetite.
  • Student has low self esteem.
ways students bully
Ways Students Bully
  • Non-verbal bullying such as writing nasty names or notes
  • Verbal bullying including derogatory comments and bad names
  • Bullying through social exclusion or isolation,
  • Physical bullying such as hitting, kicking, shoving, and spitting,
  • Bullying through lies and false rumors
ways students bully cont
Ways Students Bully Cont.
  • Having money or other things taken or damaged by students who bully
  • Being threatened or being forced to do things by students who bully
  • Racial bullying
  • Sexual bullying
  • Cyber bullying (via cell phone or Internet)
why bullying happens in schools
Why Bullying Happens in Schools
  • Lack of supervision
  • Teachers look the other way
  • Students look the other way
  • Bullying rules are not consistently enforced
how to prevent bullying
How to Prevent Bullying
  • Develop policies or procedures that prevent bullying
  • School wide commitment and involvement of the goals and objectives
  • Involvement of every staff member
  • Increase parent and teacher involvement.
how to prevent bullying cont
How to Prevent Bullying Cont.
  • Forming clear rules and strong social norms against bullying
  • Providing support and protection for all students
  • Educating students about bullying
  • Educating students about how and when to report bullying
school commitment
School Commitment
  • With school commitment and involvement school bullying can be reduced by 50%.