9 Effects of Bullying Immediate Effects Students who are bullied experience –Fear –Anxiety –Depression –Physical Symptoms –Poor performance in school
10 Effects of Bullying Immediate Effects Students who bully others Have little empathy toward targets and their situations Gradually become more scornful of targets If no adult intervenes or rarely does so, it is perceived as a signal of silent approval of the activities leading to a negative class/school climate
11 Effects of Bullying Long-term effects Students who are bullied Former targets of bullying were more likely to have trouble with poor self-esteem and depressive tendencies through age 23.
12 Effects of Bullying Long-term effects Students who bully others Boys who are bullies during their school years have a higher risk than other boys for subsequently becoming involved in crime and alcohol abuse. For example, at the age of 24, former bullies had a level of relatively serious repeat crime that was 4X higher than boys who were not bullies during their school years.
15 On-the-spot Interventions 1.Stop the bullying 2.Support the target 3.Name the bullying behavior 4.Refer to the school rules 1.We will not bully others. 2.We will help students who are bullied. 3.We will include students who are easily left out. 4.When we know somebody is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home.
16 On-the-spot Interventions 5.Impose immediate consequences 6.Encourage the bystanders There are specific follow-up procedures we utilize as well, following such incidents. If an incident is reported to the teacher or staff member, they must investigate before following our procedures for reporting bullying.
17 What happens? If a bullying incident occurs, and it is a child’s “first offense”, the situation will be addressed and the parent may or may not be contacted (it would depend upon the severity of the situation). If a child is involved in a bullying incident for a second time, a paper is sent home with the child to fill out and the parent is asked to sign and return the form to school. For a third offense, the child’s parent(s) will be asked to meet with Mrs. Trepa to complete a plan on how to extinguish the bullying behavior.