Presentation on theme: "Bullying Teacher’s Speaking Club February 10 th 2015."— Presentation transcript:
Bullying Teacher’s Speaking Club February 10 th 2015
Vocabulary Bullying, To Bully, Bully To Intimidate To Harass, Harassment Intervene, stand up to Phrases Other Common verbs
Bullying/To Bully/Bully Bullying is the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively dominate others. The behavior is often repeated and habitual. Bullying is a big problem in American schools. (noun) Travis is a bully, he pushed me after school. (noun) Travis bullied me after school. (verb)
To Intimidate frighten or scare (someone), especially in order to make them do what one wants. The bully intimidated little Billy by making a mean face and punching the air.
To Harass/Harassment To Harass: (Verb) To be aggressive pressure or intimidating towards other person or people. He harassed the waiter for being slow Harassment: (Noun) Aggressive pressure or intimidation. Incidents of harassment in school should be reported.
To Intervene/ To Stand Up To To come between disputing people The teacher intervened before the two boys began fighting.
Phrase 1: to laugh at someone Subject + Laugh at + Object. All the kids laughed at me when I fell down.
Phrase 2: “to be nice to someone” Subject + TO BE + mean/nice + to + Object He is mean to all the girls in his class. They were nice to each other You should be nice to your little brother. We used to be really mean to our teachers.
Phrase 3: “Make fun of” Subject + make fun of + object Heath made fun of Martha. Subject + make fun of + object + for being + adjective Heath made fun of Martha for being tall. Subject + make fun of + object + because + reason (independent clause) Heath made fun of Martha because _____________. She was/is tall
Other Common Verbs Ridicule: To treat someone with contempt or be dismissive of. Tease: to make fun of Mock: to make fun of, often through imitation
WRITINGWRITING Cyber bullying is new term for harassment that occurs between peers over the internet. What should companies like Facebook do to prevent cyber bullying?
Experience Tell a story from your childhood wherein you saw someone bully someone else. Tell a story of when you were bullied by a peer or sibling/relative. Tell a story from your time as a teacher wherein you so someone bully someone else. Did you intervene? How? If you could do it again would you do anything different?
Opinion What could schools do to prevent bullying? Why do bullies do what they do? Why are bullies so powerful? What are the characteristics of a typical bully? What are the characteristics of a typical harassment victim? Is bullying always bad? Why?