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Anti-Bullying Week. Verbal Bullying A verbal bully makes use of on- going insults and teasing to bully his or her peers. The bully has verbal control.

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1 Anti-Bullying Week

2 Verbal Bullying A verbal bully makes use of on- going insults and teasing to bully his or her peers. The bully has verbal control of his or hers peers. nw_fP5Nfs

3 According to the Dictionary… According to the dictionary the following is the definition of “a bully” bul·ly Noun: A person who uses strength or power to harm or intimidate those who are weaker. Bullying Bullying is a form of aggressive behaviour, which may manifest as abusive treatment, the use of force or coercion to affect others,2 particularly when habitual and involving an imbalance of power. It may involve verbal harassment, physical assault or coercion and may be directed persistently towards particular victims, perhaps on grounds of race, religion, gender, sexuality, or ability.34 The "imbalance of power" may be social power and/or physical power. The victim of bullying is sometimes referred to as a "target.“aggressive2harassmentassaultcoercionracereligiongendersexuality34 We’re not here to lecture you on this, we’re just here to inform you guys on a few things and what crosses the line

4 What is Bullying?? There is a difference between having a laugh with your friends and well… “bullying.” But sometimes, it’s hard to tell what the difference is. Bullying is when it’s intentional, Repeated and it’s unwanted by the victim.

5 Gossip Ever hear something about someone that wasn’t necessarily true? But then you just had to tell someone anyways? Maybe it was just to see if it was true or not,. but you never know how stories are going to get around If your friends with someone it’s not your job to tell others their secrets. Don’t tell someone something you wouldn’t want other people saying about you.

6 Don’t allow it.. “Just Kidding!” is NOT acceptable. Its NOT an excuse. It IS bullying. Don’t say anything you wouldn’t say to you best friend. If you don’t know what the person’s reaction will be (ex: laugh it off, take it personally, etc.) then don’t say anything at all. voxM

7 What you should do A void being alone with the person who bullies you. C all for help. T ake a stand- tell the person bullying to stop the behavior. -use humour or walk away. -do not believe negative bullying messages.

8 You’re not A Snitch! Don’t be afraid to tell someone that you are getting bullied. You will NOT be a snitch or a tattle tail, that’s only what the bully wants you to think. It’s the bullies excuse because they obviously don’t want to be told on. You are most definitely not being a snitch for reporting bullying, you are only standing up for yourself. It's up to the victims and bystanders to realize that the term "snitch" is used by bullies to try to keep their power and control over the victims and bystanders. re=related

9 Here are some George Statistics… 410 GSMS students were surveyed, here were the results: 88% say online bullying is either very common or somewhat common. 90% say that their parents are not aware of everything they do on-line. 14% say that their parents do not know anything about their on-line activities. 62% report bullying only sometime or very little. 78% report they’re only somewhat comfortable or are not very comfortable talking to teachers about bullying. Only 8% say that they always report bullying to their parents when they see on-line bullying.

10 Some Final Notes… wGVd6GqY What would you do if you were in the position of the bystanders? Do you think a situation shown in the video would ever occur at GSMS? At George Street we know that we cannot eliminate all the bullying that’s occurring but the least we can do is decrease it. That can only happen with your help. So report bullying, stand up when you see someone getting bullied, stop doing it, and be all against it.

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