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Bullying n Imbalance of power n Powerful dominate powerless n Verbal, physical, psychological n All can have equal damage n Damage self-esteem of victim.

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1 Bullying n Imbalance of power n Powerful dominate powerless n Verbal, physical, psychological n All can have equal damage n Damage self-esteem of victim Affect their lives as grown-ups n Repetitive n 10% of children in school : Bully or bullied

2 Bullied Children n Anxious & under stress + Low self-esteem n Unable to express feelings & communicate n Try to be accepted by bully (desperately) n Effort to please others n Refusal of others to accept Confusion & bewilderment Convinced they are unattractive & stupid n Feel ashamed gradually withdraw & isolated n Clothing & belongings : Torn & damaged n Physical bruising & evidence of assault

3 Bullied Children n Frequent somatic complaints n Dislike of school & school refusal n Coming late to school n Hanging around the teacher n Personality changes n Jumpiness, flinching, cowering n Moodiness, sudden outbursts, weeping n Bed-wetting, nail-biting, nervous tics n Tiredness, forgetfulness n Need help !

4 Bully n Appear confident n Well communication n Popular n A crowd of children follow them around (gang) n Energetic & hyperactive n Aggressive & disruptive n Antisocial behavior n Have an answer for everything n Adept at getting themselves of the hook n No shame or guilt

5 Bully n Thrive of their sense of power n Look for signs of weakness & defensiveness n Like to get their own way n Little sympathy,shame or guilt n Respond to stress impulsively n Likely to have parents who bullied n 3 times more in males n Male bully males & females - Female bully females n Male : Threat & physical violence n Female : Verbal & psychological n Need help !

6 Common Misconceptions n Minority problem n Does not real harm n Character forming n Victim asks for it

7 n Depends on code of silence n 1st step in prevention : Breaking silence ! n Watching bullying without doing anything = = Collusion in bullying ! n Most effective deterrent other children ! n Less likely to happen in schools where : problem is recognized has a defined school policy n A firm rebuff can prevent bullying !


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