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1 Breaking the Bullying Cycle with Mentoring Student name: Max Hodgess Student number: U School of Education The University of Southern Queensland

2 The story so far... My story... Public Domain Image

3 The story so far... My story... “Well maybe if you stood up to them for once in your life they might stop!” Public Domain Image

4 The story so far... My story... “Well maybe if you stood up to them for once in your life they might stop!” “They should never take matters in their own hands.” Terry Lazarou Regina Public Schools Communications Director (Mills, 2012) Public Domain Image

5 The story so far... My story... “Well maybe if you stood up to them for once in your life they might stop!” “They should never take matters in their own hands.” Terry Lazarou Regina Public Schools Communications Director (Mills, 2012) One in four students in year 4 to 9 report being bullied. (Australian Education Authorities, 2006) Public Domain Image

6 Social Justice & Education “Social justice means complete and genuine equality of all people.” Paul George (Reach and Teach, n.d.) Public Domain Image

7 Social Justice & Education “Social justice means complete and genuine equality of all people.” Paul George (Reach and Teach, n.d.) Kids who are bullied: Psychological problems Issues often continue into adulthood. Health complaints. Low academic achievement. Likely to miss, skip or drop out of school. (stopbullying.gov., n.d.). Public Domain Image

8 The Standards Professional Standards for Queensland Teachers  Standard 6 Title: Support personal development and participation in society. (QCT, 2009) Public Domain Image

9 The Standards Professional Standards for Queensland Teachers  Standard 6 Title: Support personal development and participation in society. Professional Standards for Queensland Teachers  Standard 7 Title: Create and maintain safe and supportive learning environments. (QCT, 2009) Public Domain Image

10 The Australian facts! According to stopbullying.org: 1 in 4 Year 4 to 9s are bullied Highest among Year 5s (32%) and Year 8s (29%) 83% of students who bully online bully offline. 84% of students who were bullied online were also bullied offline. Peers are present (onlookers) & play a roll in 87% of bullying Hurtful teasing / Hurtful lies Cyber bullying related to age (or access to technology) (stopbullying.gov., n.d.) Public Domain Image

11 What experts say... Why some people bully. Popularity Look tough/in charge To get attention or things To make others afraid of them Jealousy They may be being bullied themselves. Child Safety Australia. (n.d.). Public Domain Image

12 What experts say... Bullying is unacceptable and victims should go to a responsible person such as a teacher or parent for help. Child Safety Australia. (n.d.). Public Domain Image

13 What experts say... Bullying is unacceptable and victims should go to a responsible person such as a teacher or parent for help. Child Safety Australia. (n.d.). Dealing with bullying: Key strategies focuses:  Unbreakable rules.  Teaching children what to do.  Mentoring. (BeatBullying.org, 2008) Public Domain Image

14 What experts say... Bullying is unacceptable and victims should go to a responsible person such as a teacher or parent for help. Child Safety Australia. (n.d.). Dealing with bullying: Key strategies focuses:  Unbreakable rules.  Teaching children what to do.  Mentoring. (BeatBullying.org, 2008) The general consensus:  bullying is unacceptable  bullies are insecure or bullied Public Domain Image

15 The Plan! Age mixed mentoring allows children interaction with positive role models. Public Domain Image

16 The Plan! Age mixed mentoring allows children interaction with positive role models. Adults should “take more responsibility for the safety of their own and other people’s children”. Public Domain Image

17 The Plan! Age mixed mentoring allows children interaction with positive role models. Adults should “take more responsibility for the safety of their own and other people’s children”. “Young people simply do not trust other young people”. (BeatBullying.org, 2008) Public Domain Image

18 The Plan! Age mixed mentoring allows children interaction with positive role models. Adults should “take more responsibility for the safety of their own and other people’s children”. “Young people simply do not trust other young people”. (BeatBullying.org, 2008) 100% of teachers indicated that the peer mentoring program was beneficial to their students. (Gladson, 2010) Public Domain Image

19 Aged mixed mentoring Senior / junior class mentoring Public Domain Image

20 Aged mixed mentoring Senior / junior class mentoring Year five and year one students Public Domain Image

21 Aged mixed mentoring Senior / junior class mentoring Year five and year one students Possible even a year four class and a year one class since the majority of bullying escalates in year 5 (stopbullying.gov., n.d.) Public Domain Image

22 Aged mixed mentoring Senior / junior class mentoring Year five and year one students Possible even a year four class and a year one class since the majority of bullying escalates in year 5 (stopbullying.gov., n.d.) Simple or complex Public Domain Image

23 Aged mixed mentoring Senior / junior class mentoring Year five and year one students Possible even a year four class and a year one class since the majority of bullying escalates in year 5 (stopbullying.gov., n.d.) Simple or complex Inviting the senior class to the junior as helpers / mentors Public Domain Image

24 The two-fold affect The two-fold affect. Public Domain Image

25 The two-fold affect The two-fold affect. 1.Senior and junior students would begin to see the value of their interactions Public Domain Image

26 The two-fold affect The two-fold affect. 1.Senior and junior students would begin to see the value of their interactions 2.Junior students’ self-esteem and confidence would rise as they see themselves as important to older peers / role models Public Domain Image

27 Professional Standards Standard 6 - “Support personal development and participation in society” (QCT, 2009). Elaboration: Standard P6.2 - “learning environments in which students are supported in developing personal identity, values, a positive self-image, health and wellbeing, sound relations and empathy with others”. Standard P6.3 - “learning activities that foster lifelong learning and active citizenship” Standard V6.1 - “social, emotional and physical development of students” (QCT, 2009)

28 Professional Standards Standard 7 - “Create and maintain safe and supportive learning environments” (QCT, 2009) Elaboration: Standard P7.1 - “respectful, positive and safe learning environments and constructive relationships that are based on mutual trust, provide social support for all students and foster positive attitudes to learning, participation and achievement”. Standard V7.2 - “a positive climate in the classroom” as well as “in the school as a whole”. Standard V7.3 - “creating learning environments that model participatory and democratic values”, covering (QCT, 2009)

29 Resources, Assistance & Next Step Resources: The students themselves. Public Domain Image

30 Resources, Assistance & Next Step Resources: The students themselves. Problems: The advantages would outweigh the disadvantage. Public Domain Image

31 Resources, Assistance & Next Step Resources: The students themselves. Problems: The advantages would outweigh the disadvantage. Assistance: Need a fellow teacher and their class. Public Domain Image

32 Resources, Assistance & Next Step Resources: The students themselves. Problems: The advantages would outweigh the disadvantage. Assistance: Need a fellow teacher and their class. Best Results: run programme over an entire school year. Public Domain Image

33 Resources, Assistance & Next Step Resources: The students themselves. Problems: The advantages would outweigh the disadvantage. Assistance: Need a fellow teacher and their class. Best Results: run programme over an entire school year. Next step: involve the entire school.  Year 6 mentors Year 3  Year 5 mentors Year 2  Year 4 mentors Year 1 Public Domain Image

34 Advantages, Upkeep & Successes Advantage: throughout entire school career students are mentored or mentors. Public Domain Image

35 Advantages, Upkeep & Successes Advantage: throughout entire school career students are mentored or mentors. Upkeep: regular senior class encouragement on importance mentoring. Public Domain Image

36 Advantages, Upkeep & Successes Advantage: throughout entire school career students are mentored or mentors. Upkeep: regular senior class encouragement on importance mentoring. Success can be seen in whether bullying statistics drop or not. Public Domain Image

37 Weaknesses / Threats Mentoring benefit students. They take responsibility for their own behaviour. Only threat: a fellow teachers not wanting to get involved. Personal Reflection I have wanted to research a mentoring programme for years

38 References Australian Education Authorities. (2012a). Facts about Bullying. Retrieved November 2, 2012 from Australian Education Authorities. (2012b). Bullying, NO WAY! poster. Retrieved November 4, 2012 from http BeatBultying.org. (2008). Beatbullying Responds to Conservatives ‘More Ball Games’ Report. Retrieved November 5, 2012 from Child Safety Australia. (n.d.). Bullying & Harassment. Bullying is Harmful & Unacceptable Behaviour. Retrieved November 3, 2012 from Gladson, J. (2010). Peer Mentoring Reduces Bullying in Campbell County Schools. Retrieved November 2, 2012 from Mills, S. (2012). Regina Public Schools: 'Fighting Never the Answer to Bullies'. Retrieved October 27, 2012 from QCT. (2009). Professional Standards for Queensland Teachers (Graduate Level): A Guide for Use With Preservice Teachers. Retrieved November 1, 2012 from Reach and Teach. (n.d.). Defining "social justice" - What is social justice? Retrieved October 30, 2012 from stopbullying.gov. (n.d.). Effects of Bullying. Retrieved October 25, 2012 from risk/effects/index.html All images are public domain unless otherwise stated A complete copy of this PowerPoint presentation and paper is available for anyone to download from my website at: at the Mr Hodgess' Page link titled: EDC4000 Presentation

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