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2 By: Sona Avedisyan and Sandra Sandoval

3  It can happen face to face, by text messages, or on the web  It is not limited by age, gender, or education level  It is not a phase and it is not a joke  It can cause lasting harm

4  What is the role of the teacher? Why should they care?  Important Responsibility  Safe Learning Environment  What students face in your classroom:  The Bullying Circle (Olweus, 2010)  School Violence Down, Bullying Up (Sognovi & Sognovi, 2010)  Students at Risk (Sognovi & Sognovi, 2010)

5  Teachers should Consider: Federal, Sate, and Local Laws Statutes: Title VI Civil Rights Act of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 & Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Department of Education – Office or Civil Rights, 2010) School Policies

6  Implementation  More not Less  Great Minds Think Alike  Remember This  Student Helpers  Peaceful Attitudes (Biggs, Vernberg, Twemlow, Fonagy & Dill, 2008)

7  Ask students about bullying  Ask students about their relationships  Build democratic classrooms and school climates  Remember that bullying is also a problem of values

8 As a teacher I feel I have a moral obligation to help the children in my classroom grow toward becoming full human beings and to feel successful. Teaching cognitive skills is not enough… - Jean Medick

9  77% of students are bullied mentally, verbally and physically  100,000 students carry a gun to school  1 out of 4 kids is bullied  Each day 160,000 students miss school for fear of being bullied  A school bullying statistics reveals that 43% fear harassment in the bathroom at school.  282,000 students are physically attacked in secondary schools each month  Every 7 minutes a child is bullied  Studies have shown that boys identified as bullies in middle school were four times as likely as their peers to have more than one criminal conviction by age twenty- four.

10  Children who bully are more likely to engage in other criminal behaviors, such as:  Fighting - Experience fear  Vandalism- Depression  Truancy- Loneliness  Dropping out of school- Anxiety  Stealing - Low self-esteem  Smoking - Physical illness  Alcohol/or drug abuse- Suicidal thought  Fear of going to school  Riding the bus  Using the bathroom  Being alone in the hallway. (This fear and anxiety can make it difficult for the child to focus and engage in the classroom, making learning that much more difficult)

11  Talk with your children  Tell your child not to respond to bullying  Empathize with your child  Work together to find solutions  Document ongoing bullying  Block the person who is bullying your children  Contact law enforcement  Be persistent

12  Missing belongings, items, or clothing  Unexpected injuries or pain  Nightmares  Different eating habits  Hurts themselves  Runs away from home  Fear of going to school  No interest in friends or school  Feels sad, helpless  Blames themselves and acts differently

13  Becomes violent  Has extra money without explanation  Blames others  Will not accept responsibility for their actions  Has friends who bully others  Needs to win and be best at everything

14  Verbal:  Name calling, teasing  Social:  Spreading rumors, leaving people out on purpose, breaking up friendships  Physical:  Hitting, punching, shoving  Cyber bullying:  using the internet, mobile phones, or other digital technologies to harm others.

15 People tell me to smile but still, I rather frown. Because most don’t realize, I’m smiling upside down.


17  Biggs, B., Vernberg, E., Twemlow, S., Fonagy, P., & Dill, E. (2008). Teacher adherence  and its relation to teacher attitudes and student outcomes in an elementary  school-based violence prevention program. School Psychology Review, 37[4],  533-549.  Office for Civil Rights, (2010). Dear colleague letter: Harassment and bullying, United  States Department of Education, White House Conference Bullying Prevention,  on the Internet,   (visited April 27, 2011).  OLWEUS, (2011). Bullying Prevention Program, on the Internet, , (visited on May 1, 2011).  Sognovi, S., & Sognovi, C., (2010). The essential bullying statistics every parent should  know. On the Internet, (visited on  May 1, 2010).  Khadaroo, S (2011). Obama takes on bullies at white house anti-bullying summit. Christian Science  Monitor, N.PAG.  Sherer, Y., & Nickerson, A. (2010). Anti-bullying practices in American schools: Perspectives of  school psychologists. Psychology in the Schools, 47(3), 217-229.

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