Presentation on theme: "How can we identify bullying?"— Presentation transcript:
1 How can we identify bullying? Freak The MightyHow can we identify bullying?
2 What is Bullying?“Bullying is a learned behavior. It is when a person or group tries to hurt or control another person in a harmful way.”
3 Characterization - Max “stupid”, “dumb”, “slow”physically bigpeople are afraid of himlonely“never had a brain”Gets into fights“Kicker” = nicknameDoesn’t like being huggedAngry“Mad Max” = nicknameLD classLooks and acts like “Him”Father is scaryLow self-esteem“butthead”8th grade
4 Characterization - Kevin “Freak” = nicknameweirdphysically smallvery smarttalkativeteaches Max“fierce”uses crutchesleg braces“hooked on robots”blond hair“scowling”/”death-ray eyes“cripple” vanlives with Mom8th grade
5 Bullying in the novel Max is called names in school (p.3). Tony D, or Blade, calls Kevin and Max names: “Frankenstein and Igor” (p. 29)Tony D, or Blade, chases Max and Kevin into the pond on the Fourth of July (p. 37).
6 Bullying in the novelLoretta makes fun of Kevin when the boys first visit the Tenements. She calls him a “midget man.” She also teases Kevin about his father being a “magician” and doing a disappearing act (p. 71).
7 How do Max and Kevin respond to bullying? Kevin uses his brain, instead of violenceThe boys become Freak the MightyMax has a place where he can relax and feel safeKevin acts proud and stands up to the class as Freak the Mighty.Kevin teaches Max and gives him confidence.
8 Suggestions for dealing with bullying Supervision by adults in and out of schoolConsequences for bulliesEnvironment where bully behavior is not tolerated.Communication between teachers and parentsRewards and recognition for positive behavior.Teach about bullying in school