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1 Bureau of Indian Education SDFSC Training SY Bullying The Scope of the Problem

2 Bureau of Indian Education SDFSC Training SY Bullying appears to be widespread in schools in every country studying the problem.

3 Bureau of Indian Education SDFSC Training SY Adults are often unaware of bullying problems. Limber, 2002; Charach et al, 1995

4 Bureau of Indian Education SDFSC Training SY Students often feel that adult intervention is infrequent and unhelpful and they often fear that telling adults will only bring more harassment from bullies. Banks, 1997

5 Bureau of Indian Education SDFSC Training SY Staff Code of Conduct - Reason 1. Staff behavior has a profound effect on students. Students notice how staff members talk to each other, what they do or fail to do when other staff are disrespectful (to staff or students) and inequalities in their treatment of students.

6 Bureau of Indian Education SDFSC Training SY Staff Code of Conduct - Reason 2. Gives administration and other staff members a starting point and leverage when dealing with a staff bully.

7 Bureau of Indian Education SDFSC Training SY Staff Code of Conduct 3 Necessary Steps Staff discussion about what should be in a staff code of conduct Determine what actions to take when one staff member observes another staff member displaying unacceptable behaviors. Administrators should make it clear that they expect staff to report inappropriate behavior

8 Bureau of Indian Education SDFSC Training SY Empowering Bystanders

9 Bureau of Indian Education SDFSC Training SY Three Reasons to Focus on Bystander Behavior 1. Bystanders can provide crucial support for youth who are bullied 2. Bystanders can provide support for youth who bully others 3. Action or Inaction effects bystanders

10 Bureau of Indian Education SDFSC Training SY Risks of a Bystander Empowerment – Focused Bullying Prevention Without staff buy-in, involvement, and long term commitment can make things worse Young people who like to bully, get ideas from it

11 Bureau of Indian Education SDFSC Training SY Goals of a Bullying Prevention Campaign 1. Heighten Awareness 2. Increase Tolerance to Diversity 3. Teach Bystander Skills 4. Teach Social Problem Solving Skills 5. Change a School Climate 6. Involve the Community

12 Bureau of Indian Education SDFSC Training SY Communicate ideas and suggestions concerning bullying to your supervisor! **THE END**


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