Presentation on theme: "A RE WE ON THE S AME P AGE ? Cindy Crane Lutherans Against Bullying (LAB)"— Presentation transcript:
A RE WE ON THE S AME P AGE ? Cindy Crane Lutherans Against Bullying (LAB)
Leaders of LAB Rev. Cindy Crane, St. John’s Travis Currier, Lakeview Rev. Matthew Kruse, Redeemer Lutheran in Rio Miriam Mueller-Owens, St. John’s Sierra Mueller-Owens, St. John’s
What is Bullying?
Dr. Dan Olweus – Peer Abuse (not to be resolved with peer mediation) DPI-Bullying is a deliberate or intentional behavior using words or actions intended to cause fear, intimidation or harm. Bullying may be repeated behavior and involves an imblalance of power. Barbara Caruso - An act of contempt Rabbi Michael Lerner - An act of desanctification. DVD clips
What isn’t bullying?
Playful teasing that is mutually enjoyed Not inviting someone to join in unless it is part of an intentional aggressive act to isolate someone Fair, consistent, humane managing & supervision Disciplining a poorly performing employee Criticizing performance w/o criticizing the person Implementing changes that affect everyone Loud, but non-hostile, expression Conflict over competing interests between two people with equal power
Who gets bullied? Where does bullying happen? Who is affected by bullying? Is it best to focus on the bully, the target, or the witnesses?
Agree or Disagree with the following: - We can stop all bullying. - Bullying is a rite of passage. - Adults should always stay out of it. - Peers should always stay out of it. - People who are bullied always bring it on themselves.
W HEN I SEE BULLYING AT WORK OR AT SCHOOL I FEEL U NSAFE G LAD IT ’ S NOT ME I NTERESTED IN JOINING IN I NDIFFERENT C ONCERNED ABOUT WHEN I’ M NEXT
What can adults do for youth? What can youth do for one another? What can adults do for one another? What’s my faith got to do with it?
Can one person make a difference?
Pryamid of Hate Source: A World of Difference® Anti-Bias Study Guide (Secondary Level). New York, NY: Anti- Defamation League, 2000.
Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls by Rachel Simmons The Bully, the Bullied and the Bystander by Barbara Coloroso Mobbing by Maureen Duffy & Len Sperry Letters to a Bullied Girl: Messages of Healing and Hope by Olivia Gardner with Emily and Sarah Buder Bullying: A Spiritual Crisis by Ronald Hecker Cram