Bullying. Does bullying happen at our school?. Bullying. Bullying is a way to exert power by deliberately hurting another person. It can be physical, verbal or emotional. Examples of bullying include:. Name calling, harassing, cornering Terrorizing, threatening, blackmailing
On a piece of paper, describe 1 example of a bullying incident that you witnessed, participated in, caused, or were a victim of at this school. Do not write your name on the paper or use any names in the description.
Bullying is not limited to guys. Girls who are bullies typically will gossip, tease or isolate others. Girls also can be physically hurtful toward others.
Unfortunately, even adults bully. They often use put-downs, intimidation, sarcasm and humiliation. Many times this happens in the workplace.
John may feel afraid, humiliated, harassed and alone. Reactions to bullying can vary from being depressed and withdrawn to wanting to fight back and becoming extremely violent.
It’s important for targets of bullies not to fight back. They need to get out of the immediate situation. They can tell a school official, parent or even the police until someone listens and helps.
Bystanders should help the target get out of the situation if possible, and report the bullying. Don’t encourage the bullying by standing around and watching it happen.
People like John, who were bullied as children or teens, carry those experiences into adulthood. Some people experience long-term emotional and physical health problems. Others may be withdrawn and have difficulty making friends.
These problems often follow bullies into adulthood.
There are 5 pieces of chart paper around the room titled, “Principals and Teachers, Students, Bystanders, Targets, and Bullies”. Take a colored pencil, go to each station and add an idea on what those people can do to help eliminate bullying in our school.
Turn to a partner and tell them one thing you will commit to doing that will make sure bullying doesn’t happen at our school.Be prepared to share your partner’s answer.