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WHAT IS BULLYING?
HOW TO STOP IT
WHAT IS BULLYING? Intentional, repeated, hurtful, acts, words or other behaviors. –Such as name-calling, threatening, and/or shunning, Committed by one or more children against another child.
Intentional May not start as intentional Could have been meant as a good natured joke You never know when someone is particularly sensitive about an issue Look out for things getting out of hand Let friends know if they are going overboard
REPEATED Most people can “take a joke” once. Anything gets old when someone continues on with it. Other people join in. It just takes a few people for a person to believe, “the whole school” feels a certain way about them
Hurtful What may seem like good natured teasing may be hurtful to others. People will not always let you know when things are hurtful (want to be cool). THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK
WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE? CAN TAKE MANY FORMS: 1.Purposeful taunting a.Race b.Looks c.Body shape d.Sexual Orientation 2.Physical intimidation 3.Physical harm 4.Isolation
Physical Intimidation Scared to walk down a certain hall. Scared to go in a restroom. Stealing items from someone. People are going to “jump” you.
ISOLATION Walk away when they see you coming. Don’t allow you to join in conversation. Try to make it “un-cool” to hang out with you.
PREVENTION Avoid Being a Victim
Keep Your Cool People who bully are looking for a response. The more emotional the better they like it Don’t be a reality show participant. Respond in a “bland” manner Bland is not fun
FRIENDS People who bully typically look for those who are alone. Friends are those who will stick up for you when others are saying things about you.
WHAT TO DO WHEN BULLIED
When a Friend Is Bullied Be consistent and step in or enlist other friends Let them know they have someone to talk with Don’t make it worse by adding to the drama Don’t in any way condone the actions You may have to TELL an ADULT
How to Help Stop Bullying Treat others with courtesy and respect. Make everyone feel welcome and included. Help others who are being bullied or picked on. BULLYING MUST NOT BE TOLERATED BY ANYONE
NOT THE PROBLEM
DON’T ENCOURAGE If you are not going to intervene……… Walk away Don’t give the bully what they want “Unrewarded behavior stops.”
IS IT BAD ENOUGH I WANT IT STOPPED? IS SOMEONE BEING HARMED?
WHAT We Will DO Investigate –Talk with accuser and accused –Talk with witnesses Protect identity if possible Counsel when needed Administer punishment as needed
What You Can Do To Help Us 1.Be innocent. a. Don’t call them something as bad as they called you 2.Do what we ask you to do. a. Don’t talk about them or to them 3.Be persistent. a. It may not be solved the first time
For EVERY students to come to school feeling safe, and secure, and receive a quality education. They should be free from harassment. Able to reach his/her potential without others interfering. See school as a safe and friendly place.