Presentation on theme: "Bullies: Who They Are. Who They Become. Who They Affect."— Presentation transcript:
1Bullies: Who They Are. Who They Become. Who They Affect. ByShay Kretowicz & Amanda Klafehn
2It is estimated that nearly 1 in 3 youth in the United States (or over 5.7 million) are involved in bullying as either a bully, a target of bullying, or both.
3In a recent national survey of students in grades 6-10, 13% reported bullying others, 11% reported being the target of bullies, and another 6% said that they bullied others and were bullied themselves.
4BOYS Male victims are more likely to be physically abused i.e. hit, pushed, slapped, punchedDirect AggressionMale bullies target both boys and girls
5GirlsFemale youth are more likely than males to report being the targets of rumors and sexual comments.Female youth most often bully other girls, using more subtle and indirect forms of aggression than boys.For example, instead of physically harming others, they are more likely to spread gossip or encourage others to reject or exclude another girl.
6Who Is The Bully?Many people believe bullies are insecure, or misunderstood in social contexts.But most bullies are confident, strong, quick to anger, and egocentric.They typically don’t do well in school, more likely to fight regularly, drink, and do drugs.
7Who is the Victim? Bullies tend to target weaker children. They have little empathy for their victims.Bullies are sadistic and often enjoy seeing the results of their taunting/physical abuse
8Who is at Risk of Becoming a Bully? Children and teens that come from homes where parents provide little emotional support for their children.Those whose parents fail to monitor their activities, or have little involvement in their lives, are at greater risk for engaging in bullying behavior.Excessively harsh parental discipline can lead to deep- seated anger, and a need to lash out violently.
9Who is at Risk of Being Bullied? Children who are bullied are typically anxious, insecure, and cautious and suffer from low self- esteem.They rarely defend themselves or retaliate.They are often socially isolated and lack social skills. However, that is not always the case.One study found that the most frequent reason cited by youth for persons being bullied is that they "didn't fit in."
10Bullying into Adulthood Children who bully are more likely to become juvenile delinquents or criminals as adults.In one study, 60% of those characterized as bullies in grades 6-9 had at least one criminal conviction by age 24.They can have difficulty maintaining positive relationships and can be domestically violent.
11Results of Long-Term Bullying Bullying can be devastating for children and youth, with long- term consequences.Researchers have found that years later, long after the bullying has stopped, adults who were bullied as youth have higher levels of depression and poorer self-esteem than other adults.
12Direct Affects of Bullying Bullying can lead the children and youth that are the target of bullying to feel tense, anxious, and afraid.It can affect their concentration in school, and can lead them to avoid school in some cases.If bullying continues for some time, it can begin to affect children and youth's self-esteem and feelings of self-worth.It also can increase their social isolation, leading them to become withdrawn and depressed, anxious and insecure.
14Here are some Solutions. What do you think? Several effective programs have been developed to decrease bullying in schools.Such as: Rachel’s Challenge, The Yellow Dress Skit, SPECTRUM, and GSAResearch has shown that bullying occurs most often when there is a lack of adult supervision. Better parenting=less bullying.What ideas do you have to decrease bullying in our society?
16Bibliography"Bullying Facts and Statistics." SafeYouth.org. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 27 Dec Web. 10 Nov <http://www.safeyouth.org/scripts/faq/bullying.asp>.Pictures were found on Google Images