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bullying awareness week
Bullying Awareness Week

November 18-22, 2013

what is bullying
What is bullying?
  • Bullying occurs in a context where there is a real or perceived power imbalance. It is repeated, persistent and aggressive behaviourintended to cause fear, distress and/or harm to another person’s body, feelings, self-esteem or reputation.
  • (OCDSB Anti-Bullying Awareness publication)

Bullying can happen anywhere.

  • It is not a normal part of growing up.
  • It can cause serious and lasting harm.
what can bullying look like
What can bullying look like?
  • hitting, shoving, stealing or damaging property, spitting, and other intimidating behaviours
verbal bullying
  • name calling, mocking, or making sexist, racist or homophobic comments
social bullying
  • excluding others from a group or spreading gossip or rumours about them
cyber bullying
  • spreading rumours and hurtful
  • comments through the use of cell phones, email, text messaging and social networking sites
how can i help
How can I help?
  • In the majority of cases, help from peers stops bullying quickly.
w i t s
  • What is WITS?
  • WITS represents strategies you can use when you are bothered, annoyed, or bullied by someone else.
what should i do if i m being bullied
What should I do if I’m being bullied?
  • Tell the person who is bullying you to stop, if you feel safe doing so.
  • Get support: Try opening up to the people you trust, talk to your friends, your parents, or your teacher.
  • Report it: Reporting bullying is not tattle-talling, it’s self-protection.
what about the bystander
What about the bystander?
  • In most cases, bullying takes place in front of others. Bystanders often avoid getting involved because they are afraid of becoming a target themselves or making the situation worse.
  • Standing up almost always stops bullying behaviour.
bystanders you can help stop bullying
Bystanders, you can help stop bullying!
  • Assertively and respectfully tell the child who is bullying to stop
  • Give support to the child who is victimized

Refuse to join in - do not place yourself at risk

  • Get help
  • Report the bullying to a responsible adult
true colours artists against bullying
True Colours – Artists Against Bullying
  • Junior Assembly
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=se_8cjN4Dx0
  • Intermediate Assembly
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzfYL51e3HI
artists against bullying
Artists Against Bullying
  • www.kidshelpphone.ca
  • 1-800-668-6868
bullying myths and facts www bullying org
Bullying Myths and Facts(www.bullying.org)
  • Myth: “Bullying is just, stage, a normal part of
  • life. I went through it my kids will too. ”
  • Fact: Bullying is not “normal” or socially acceptable behaviour. We give bullies power by our acceptance of this behaviour.
bullying myths and facts www bullying org1
Bullying Myths and Facts(www.bullying.org)
  • Myth: “If I tell someone, it will just make it worse.”
  • Fact: Research shows that bullying will stop when adults in authority and peers get involved .
bullying myths and facts www bullying org2
Bullying Myths and Facts(www.bullying.org)
  • Myth: “Just stand up for yourself and hit them back”
  • Fact: While there are some times when people can be forced to defend themselves, hitting back usually makes the bullying worse and increases the risk for serious physical harm.
bullying myths and facts www bullying org3
Bullying Myths and Facts(www.bullying.org)
  • Myth: “Bullying is a school problem, the teachers
  • should handle it”
  • Fact: Bullying is a broader social problem that often happens outside of schools, on the street, at shopping centers, the local pool, summer camp
  • and in the adult workplace.”
bullying myths and facts www bullying org4
Bullying Myths and Facts(www.bullying.org)
  • Myth: “People are born bullies”
  • Fact: Bullying is a learned behaviour and behaviourscan be changed.
consequences for bullying
Consequences for bullying
  • Warning
  • Apology
  • Discussion with Vice-Principal or Principal
  • Communication with parents
  • Meeting with parents
  • In-school sanction
  • Suspension
  • Over 12 years old: Criminal offence
united video
United Video
  • The goal of this video is to help bring about the vision of a population where individuals treat each other with respect and dignity; where peaceful solutions are sought between individuals, groups and nations and where a decent life with human rights observed is within the reach of each man, woman and child.
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nptzg2odTKw
let s unite and stand up against bullying
  • Anti-Bullying Pledge (www.bullying.org)

Anti-bullying Pledge



This is for me…

…my friends today…

And my friends tomorrow.

I think being mean stinks…

I won’t watch someone get picked on

Because I am a do something person…

…not a do nothing person.


I care

I can help change things

I can be a leader

In my world there are no bullies allowed.

Bullying is bad…

Bullying bites…

Bullying bothers me.



I know sticking up for someone is the right thing to do…

My name is (your name)

And I won’t stand by…

I will stand up.

  • www.ocsb.ca (Anti-Bullying Awareness Brochure)
  • http://www.bullyingawarenessweek.org/
  • http://www.kidshelpphone.ca/baw
  • http://prevnet.ca/BullyingResources/ResourcesForEducatorsOthers/tabid/391/Default.aspx
  • http://www.cyberbullying.ca/
  • http://www.drphil.com/shows/page/students/ (anti-bullying pledge)
  • www.bullying.org
  • www.redcross.ca
  • http://kidshealth.org
  • www.witsprogram.ca
  • www.blackandpurplecampaign.com/
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuKsPqzScXM (French)
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuKsPqzScXM (French)
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzfYL51e3HI (True Colours)
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuKsPqzScXM (United Video)