A Bully: a person who uses strength or power to harm or intimidate those who are weaker To Bully: to use superior strength or influence to intimidate [someone], typically to force him/her to do what one wants Other terms: Systematically … inflicting physical hurt or psychological distress Pattern of unwanted/repeated written, verbal, or physical behavior …severe enough to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment… Cinnamon J. Key, RCSWI, CPLC August 2014
Teasing Social Exclusion Threats Intimidation Stalking Physical Violence Theft Sexual, Religious, or Racial Harassment Public Humiliation Destruction of Property Spreading Rumors Physical/verbal attacks Mean or Rude Hand Gestures Cinnamon J. Key, RCSWI, CPLC August 2014
Cyberbullying the willful and repeated harassment and intimidation of an individual through the use of electronic mail or electronic communication with the intent to coerce, intimidate, harass, or cause substantial emotional distress to a person. Cyberstalking / Cyberharassment Same thing (for the most part) Cinnamon J. Key, RCSWI, CPLC August 2014
WWhen and how does it occur? WWhen? ▪2▪24 hours a day, 7 days a week! HHow? ▪E▪Emails, texts, social media sites, chat groups, etc. ▪P▪Posting/sending pictures, videos, etc. ▪C▪Creating websites, fake profiles, etc.
Depression/Anxiety Increased feelings of sadness and loneliness Changes in sleep and eating patterns Loss of interest in activities they used to enjoy Health complaints Decreased academic achievement More likely to miss, skip, or drop out of school Cinnamon J. Key, RCSWI, CPLC August 2014
Perceived as being “different” Overweight or underweight, wearing glasses, different clothing, being new, not “cool” Perceived as weak or unable to defend themselves i.e., Karate Kid Depressed, anxious, or has low self-esteem Less popular, has few friends Doesn’t get along well with others, seen as annoying or provoking Cinnamon J. Key, RCSWI, CPLC August 2014
LGBTQIA Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning/Queer, Intersex, Asexual/Ally Disabilities or Other Special Health Needs Race, Ethnicity, or National Origin Language Religion/Faith Gender Cinnamon J. Key, RCSWI, CPLC August 2014
Unexplainable Injuries Lost or destroyed personal property Frequently feeling sick or faking illness Changes in eating habits Difficulty sleeping Declining interest in school Sudden loss of friends or avoidance of social situations Decreased self esteem Self-destructive behaviors Cinnamon J. Key, RCSWI, CPLC August 2014