“Stop” Put your hand out look them in the eye and say “Stop! Think Walk away, laugh, find a friend, report Report If after you say stop and they do not, report to a trusted adult
Culture of Violence Juvenile crime is up 47% 3 million violent crimes are happening annually at or near schools 29 million physical attacks happen each year by older siblings on younger brothers and sisters * Over 19 million of those attacks would have been classified as assaults had they happened outside the home 50% of all married women will experience some form of violence from their partners during their marriage ( Perry, 2006)
Concepts Of A Whole School Approach All systems are involved The main goal is climate change Introduce a common vocabulary to be used system wide Focus on changing silent majority to caring majority
Defining Bullying Bullying in it’s truest form is comprised of a series of _________ and ____________cruel incidents, involving the same victim(s). Bullying is an imbalance of power. repeated intentionally
Psychological Bullying Behaviors Rejection and exclusion Humiliation and embarrassment Gossiping and spreading rumors Breaking basic rules of friendship Intimidation through threats How do you deal with these issues?
We don’t do that here! Common Language used to prevent bullying
Harassment Clarification Name Calling Swearing Horseplay Threatening Ethnic Slur Teasing Exclusion Mocking Insults Humiliation Sexual Comments/Inappropriate Jokes
We believe Every human being, without exception has the right to be treated with dignity and respect.
Adult Myths and Misperceptions Ignore it Hit them back Stand up for yourself I’m sure it was just a joke Don’t worry you’ll get over it It’s no big deal You know how boys are Did they deserve it? Only weak people are bullied That would never happen here
Cyber bullying “Cyber bullying is different from face-to-face bullying because the bully is removed from the immediate and tangible feedback of the victim.
In our school Everyone is included Everyone is different We celebrate difference It’s OK to be different!!!
Cyber Bullying Prevention Don’t give out private information: Passwords, phone number, address, friends or family names Be careful in exchanging pictures Don’t send messages when your angry Online conversations are not always private
Teaching Targets of Bullying Don’t fight back Have a plan Don’t isolate yourself Use Confidential Reporting Take threats seriously