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Agenda  Bullying True or False?  Types of Bullying  Sexual Harassment  What you can do  The Bystander.

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2 Agenda  Bullying True or False?  Types of Bullying  Sexual Harassment  What you can do  The Bystander

3 True or False? Most bullying happens when adults are present. Answer: FALSE Most bullying and harassment occurs at school in the hallways, bathrooms, locker rooms, cafeteria, etc.

4 True or False? Bullies have low self-esteem. Answer: FALSE Many studies have shown just the opposite in that bullies often have very high self esteem and bullying only makes them feel more powerful.

5 True or False? Bullying is a “normal” part of growing up and it builds character. Answer: FALSE.EXTREMELY FALSE. Bullying and harassment does not make a person stronger.

6 True or False? Bullying only ever involves the student who is bullying and the student who is being targeted. Answer: FALSE Bullying incidents are typically public according to and have bystanders that are present.

7 BULLYING DEFINED  Bullying is when a person or group of people repeatedly uses words or actions to intentionally cause physical or emotional harm to another person.

8 Remember the 4 TYPES of BULLYING? PhysicalVerbalRelational Hitting Punching Shoving Kicking Etc.. Teasing Name- calling Jokes about a person’s religion, gender, ethnicity or the way they look Ignoring Isolating Excluding Shunning Breaking up friendships Rumor spreading And……

9 CYBERBULLYING … the use of technology such as the internet and cell phones to degrade or humiliate another person or group CYBERBULLIES will do one or all of the below :  Pretend they are other people online to trick others (Impersonation)  Spread lies and rumors about victims (Denigration)  Send threatening online messages or forward mean text messages (Flaming)  Post pictures or share secrets of victims without their consent (Outing)  Harass someone OVER and OVER again to create fear (Cyberstalking)

10 Who is experiencing the MOST bullying and harassment? 36.1% of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual &Transgender) students are being bullied compared to 20.1% of heterosexual students Over the course of a year, one-fourth of students across grades reported they had been bullied and/or harassed on school property because of their race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation or disability. ( (Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. W. (2011). Cyberbullying and Sexual Orienctation. Cyberbullying Research Center (

11 Harassment and Bullying BOTH intend harm! BUT…. Harassment is “ALWAYS linked to Anti-discrimination Laws and will focus on gender, race, ethnic background, color, religion or belief, sexual orientation or disability. It may be a single incident or a series of incidents. ” (FAQ about harassment and bullying: Equality and Diversity, University of Sussex.)

12 There is a form of harassment in the schools that is UNWANTED and UNWELCOME (how the person FEELS about how the other is behaving) of a sexual nature that interferes with learning and can lead to a hostile environment.

13 3 Types of Sexual Harassment  Physical- Grabbing or touching, tearing or pulling at clothing, bumping or brushing someone on purpose, kissing someone against his/her will  Verbal- Sexual jokes, sexual name-calling, comments about someone’s body  Visual- Staring at someone’s body, posting sexual material about someone around the school, obscene gestures

14 Sexual Harassment-How do you know?  Is the behavior UNWELCOMED by anyone involved? (Does it make you or anyone uncomfortable?)  Is the behavior of a sexual matter?  Does the behavior interfere with anyone’s ability to learn or enjoy school?

15 IMPACT OF BULLYING & HARASSMENT  Anxiety  School and social withdrawal  Low self-esteem  Depression  Psychosomatic symptoms  Drug and alcohol abuse  Fatigue

16 Why targets of bullying and sexual harassment don’t report  They don’t know who to tell or how to report it  They fear retaliation  They feel isolated, hopeless and powerless  They feel they will not be taken seriously  They blame themselves

17 Don’t forget! If you are being bullied or harassed…  Tell the person who is bullying and/or harassing you to STOP. Let them know where you stand.  Do TELL a trusted adult –teacher, parent, coach, counselor, administrator.  SAVE any inappropriate messages, texts or pictures to share with people who will help.  Remember, it’s not your fault. Don’t blame yourself.


19 What can a bystander do?  Tell the bully or harasser to STOP  Help the bullying target to walk away  TELL A TRUSTED ADULT (Teacher, Administrator, Counselor, Coach, Parent)  Don’t delete any online messages, texts, s, etc

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