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What Can I Do About Teasing?. What is Teasing? Words or actions that cause others to doubt their worth Words or actions that cause others to doubt their.

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1 What Can I Do About Teasing?

2 What is Teasing? Words or actions that cause others to doubt their worth Words or actions that cause others to doubt their worth –Put downs –Pointing out differences –Calling someone names From: “But I Was Only Joking” by Eric Henry at

3 Teasing: Is it Friendly? Or Unfriendly? Laughing with you not at you Laughing with you not at you People that are good friends People that are good friends People that can accept teasing from you People that can accept teasing from you Respect you if you ask them to stop Respect you if you ask them to stop Laughing at you or at something you said or did Laughing at you or at something you said or did People that you don’t know very well People that you don’t know very well Keep it up even if it makes you feel bad Keep it up even if it makes you feel bad

4 How do I know if it’s really unfriendly teasing?

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6 “I’m still not sure if it’s friendly or not” Talk it out with an adult or friend that you really trust

7 Responding to Teasing: Friendly? Or Unfriendly? Smile – It’s a joke Smile – It’s a joke Shrug it off Shrug it off Joke back Joke back Stay calm Stay calm Tell an adult if it is threatening or repeated often Tell an adult if it is threatening or repeated often Decide: Ignore or Respond? Decide: Ignore or Respond?

8 Decide: Ignore or Respond??? If you decide to ignore: If you decide to ignore: –Walk away –Look away –Join a group of friends –Talk to someone else

9 Decide: Ignore or Respond? If you decide to respond - Be Assertive If you decide to respond - Be Assertive –Hold your head up high –Look at the other person

10 Responding to Unfriendly Teasing Use humor Use humor Give a neutral response Give a neutral response That was a good one – HA HA! Funny – Can I use that line? WHATEVER! So? more

11 Responding to Unfriendly Teasing Tell them to STOP in a firm, calm voice Tell them to STOP in a firm, calm voice Use mild sarcasm Use mild sarcasm Real mature! Like I would care Give me a break Cut it out! Go away and stop bothering me!

12 After You Respond: Walk away Walk away Look away Look away Join a group of friends Join a group of friends Talk to someone else Talk to someone else

13 One Easy Solution If you are being teased in the same situation each day, ask a friend or a teacher to walk or sit with you for a few days.

14 “ But, sometimes it really makes me feel bad and I can’t stop thinking about it.” Think to yourself “the opinions of this one person are not important” Let it Bounce off – think about the words bouncing right off of you GET HELP – Tell your parents, teacher or other adult – talk it out!

15 “ How do I know when I need to get help from an adult?” When you are being teased many times each day When you are being teased many times each day When you have been threatened in any way When you have been threatened in any way When you are feeling very bad about yourself When you are feeling very bad about yourself When you just don’t know what else to do When you just don’t know what else to do

16 Don’t Forget the Good Stuff

17 So, what do you think? What should you do if you see someone else being teased?

18 Responding to Teasing Decide if it’s friendly or unfriendly Decide if it’s friendly or unfriendly Decide whether you want to ignore it or respond Decide whether you want to ignore it or respond Respond assertively Respond assertively Get help when you need it Get help when you need it Don’t forget the good stuff! Don’t forget the good stuff! “Social Power” Point


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