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Learning about bullies Learning about bullies A complete guide to use in your classroom
Playground Statistics… Every 7 minutes a child is bullied. Adult intervention: 4% Peer intervention: 11% NO INTERVENTION: 85%
Bullying Statistics 1 in 2 students experience occasional bullying during any school term 1 in 4 students in primary school are bullied more than once or twice at least in any term (so they are more than twice as likely to be bullied as those in secondary schools) 1 in 10 in secondary school are bullied more than once or twice at least in any term (some research says one third of secondary students are bullied during the course of the school year) 1 in 10 primary aged students are persistently and frequently bullied - possibly every day
More facts… 1 out of 4 kids is Bullied. The American Justice Department says that this month 1 out of every 4 kids will be abused by another youth. Surveys Show That 77% of students are bullied mentally, verbally, & physically. In a recent study, 77% of the students said they had been bullied. And 14% of those who were bullied said they experienced severe (bad) reactions to the abuse. 1 out of 5 kids admits to being a bully, or doing some "Bullying." 8% of students miss 1 day of class per month for fear of Bullies. 43% fear harassment in the bathroom at school. 100,000 students carry a gun to school. 28% of youths who carry weapons have witnessed violence at home. A poll of teens ages proved that they think violence increased at their schools. 282,000 students are physically attacked in secondary schools each month. More youth violence occurs on school grounds as opposed to on the way to school.
NO MORE BULLIES!! Bullying primarily takes place mostly in grades 6- 12, but if we teach our children young, prevention can be accomplished.
There are many ways to expose children to the effects of bullies in our schools through literature. Two different types of literature may be:
Books on bullies! Shrinking Violet by Cari Best This book shows how someone very shy gets over their fears. The main character is Violet. Violet always gets bullied around by Irwin who is always insulting her. One day Violet helps him out, and things begin to change.
The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neill Mean Jean is the recess queen. No one dares touch a ball, swing a bat, or slip down the slide until she says so. Until the day that Katie Sue shows up at school. Told in a rollicking rhyme, the story offers a lighthearted look at a serious topic in schools and on playgrounds everywhere-the bully. Katie Sue puts Mean Jean in her place in a surprisingly easy way-simply by being too new to know any better. In a nice twist, when confronted by Mean Jean, instead of backing away, the newcomer invites her to play. Thus she is transformed into a likable character at the end of the story, now surrounded by friends on the blacktop rather than foes.
The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Teasing by Jan and Stan Berenstain Brother Bear is a master at teasing—until the tables are turned and he's the one being teased for being the principal's pet. And when Brother finally understands that teasing isn't just mean, it's also dangerous, he actually decides to stick up for the new kid at school. Pinky and Rex and the Bully by James Howe Pinky is confused. He does like the color pink and his best friend is a girl. Does this make him a sissy? After repeated taunts by Kevin “the bully”, Pinky decides that maybe he shouldn't like pink and maybe he should start going by the name Billy. With the help of his neighbor, Mrs. Morgan, he realizes it is difficult to be different. In the end he stands up to a bully and is true to himself.
The Brand New Kid by Katie Couric Lazlo S. Gasky is new at Brookhaven School. All of his classmates are bullying him around. He feels very left out. One day Ellie decides to befriend Lazlo only to find that he is a really great guy! Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes Chrysanthemum loved her name dearly until she started school and some of the girls made fun of it. Then they met their music teacher who they all adored and found out she was also named after a flower. From then on, all of the girls wanted to be called flower names and be Chrysanthemum's friend.
Hooway for Wodney Wat by Helen Lester This story is about a little boy rat, who could not say his R’s correctly. Everyone in school made fun of him. One day a new girl comes to town and torments everyone in Rodney’s class. This goes on until one day Rodney outsmarts the bully and becomes the hero. Stand Tall Molly Lou Mellon by Patty Lovell This story is about a little girl named Molly Lou Mellon. She is very little, only about the height of your knee! A mean little boy in her new town, who happens to be much larger than her, makes fun of Molly Lou constantly. Finally she got the courage to stand up to him with the help of her, also very tiny, grandmother.
How to Handle Bullies, Teasers and Other Meanies: A Book That Takes the Nuisance Out of Name Calling and Other Nonsense by Kate Cohen-Posey Stick Up for Yourself : Every Kid's Guide to Personal Power & Positive Self-Esteem by Gershen Kaufman, Lev Raphael, Pamela Espelend
Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain by Trevor Romain King Of The Playground by Phyllis Reynolds Enemy Pie (Reading Rainbow book) by Derek Munson
Loudmouth George and the Sixth-Grade Bully by Nancy Carlson After having his lunch stolen by a bully twice, Loudmouth George and his friend Harriet teach him a lesson he’ll never forget. The Wimp by Kathy Caple Arnold and his sister Rose give two bullying classmates a taste of their own medicine when Arnold decides he doesn’t have to be a wimp anymore. The Ant Bully by John Nickle Lucas learns a lesson about bullying when he is pulled into the ant hole he has been tormenting.
Tyrone the HORRIBLE by Hans Wilhelm Tyrone is the world’s first bully. Tyrone hurts and teases little Boland dinosaur until he outsmarts the big bully and teaches him a hot lesson! The Big Bad Bully Bear by Ginnie Hofmann When all the neighborhood teddy bears join together against him, Bully Bear realizes that he would rather have friends than be a bully.
For our older readers.. Ghosts in Fourth Grade by Constance Hiser James and his friends turn the old Hathaway house into a haunted house to scare Mean Mitchell, the class bully. What a Wimp! by Carol Carrick Although his teacher, mother, and older brother are sympathetic, Barney knows he’ll have to find his own way to deal with his bully, Lenny.
Bad Girls by Jacqueline Wilson Ten-year-old Mandy must endure torment from three nasty bullies in school, but she finds solace in a new friendship with an older girl. Ages Night the Bells Rang by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock The last year of World War I is an eventful one for Vermont farm boy Mason as he helps with the chores, tries to get along with his little brother, and sees an older bully go off to the war. Grades 3-6
Bully (Sweet Valley Twins Series #19) by Francine Pascal Dennis Cookman is the biggest bully at Sweet Valley Middle School. Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield, along with the whole sixth grade, are trying to figure out what to do about him. When Dennis smashes Jimmy Underwood's bicycle, some of the kids feel he's gone too far. Age Range: 8 to 12 The Hopscotch Tree by Leda Siskind Ten-year-old Edith Gold is having difficulty fitting in at her new school. She knows that the class bully picks on her because she is Jewish girl. She turns to her magical hopscotch tree for advice, until she realizes that the "magic" is within herself and only she can solve her problems. Age Range: 8 to 12
Sleep Rough Tonight by Ian Bone Alex's class-clown antics make him a target for bullies, but he's never been afraid until now. The Jockey, the older boy Alex inadvertently betrayed to the police, is back from juvenile detention. But the Jockey seems to want to resume their friendship and to teach Alex real toughness. So Alex agrees to "sleep rough" with the Jockey, surviving the dangerous city streets with only his wits, to prove himself. As the night unfolds, Alex finds that the Jockey isn't interested in teaching him at all-he wants revenge. Alex's frightening ordeal will have thriller fans on the edge of their seats. Age Range: 8 to 12
Jake Drake, Bully Buster by Andrew Clements Fourth-grader Jake Drake relates how he comes to terms with SuperBully Link Baxter, especially after they are assigned to be partners on a class project. Age Range: 7 to 9 Taking the Bully by the Horns by Kathy Noll This self-help book explores different ways children and teenagers are bullied, how the bully becomes a bully, how the victim becomes a victim, and what can be done about it. The stories and examples in this book are based on actual interviews with children. It has received wonderful, positive reviews from parents, teachers, and counselors. Age Range: 12 and up
Nobody Knew What to Do: A Story about Bullying by Becky Ray Ray McCain When bullies pick on a boy at school, a classmate is afraid, but decides that he must do something. Age Range: 6 to 9 Secret Identity by Wendelin Van Draanen Never fear, Shredderman is here! Wendelin Van Draanen, author of the popular Sammy Keyes series, leaps to literary heights with this early-middle-grade series about a boy who puts on his thinking cap to battle the school bully. Age Range: 7 to 10
As you can see… A little knowledge can go along way! So promote those books and magazines in your class...starting today!