Presentation on theme: "Teasing and Harassment"— Presentation transcript:
1 Teasing and Harassment Autrey Mill Middle SchoolPresented By: Mrs. Zebarjadi2009/2010 School Year
2 Autrey Mill MS Definition Of Teasing and Harassment….. Teasing and Harassment is any mean or harmful behavior that is done on purpose.Teasing and Harassment is when one or more people repeatedly harm, bother, intimidate, annoy, or exclude others.Teasing and Harassment is behavior that continues even after the bully is asked to stop.
3 What Are The Types of Teasing and Harassment? Verbal Abuse: teasing, name-calling, mocking, taunting and put-downsEmotional Cruelty: spreading rumors, gossip, and manipulating othersIntimidating: frightening or applying power over someone, pressuringExcluding: Rejection, isolation, or leaving someone outPhysical Violence: hitting, tripping, kicking, pushing, slapping, spitting, choking, taking or defacing another’s property, and physical acts that demean and humiliate
4 Other Types Of Teasing and Harassment… Electronic Bullying: Behaviors that occur over cell phones or via the InternetSexual Harassment: This is a specific form of harassment directed toward someone’s sexual identity or behavior. This type of harassment can be physical, emotional, or verbal
5 Why do People Tease or Harass? To feel powerfulTo gain self-esteemBecause he/she is being bullied by someone elseTo get revengeJust to be meanTo get attention
6 What To Do If You Are Being Teased or Harassed… Stay in control and stay respectfulIgnore itBe funnyLeave or walk awayStand up for yourselfGet help from friendsGet help from an adultTell yourself positive things and realize you don’t deserve itChange the subject
7 What is a Bystander?A bystander is a person who sees teasing and harassment and has the power to get involved, but doesn’t.They are often afraid to get involved because they don’t want to be the next victim or they don’t know how to help.
8 What To Do If You See Someone Being Teased or Harassed… Don’t encourage the bully’s behaviorHelp the victim stand up for him or herselfTalk with the victim about reporting the incidentReport the incident yourself
9 You can make a difference! Don’t Be a Bystander!Don’t take part in teasing or harassment:Don’t laughDon’t stay to watchDon’t pass on rumorsTell an adultSupport the person being bulliedYou can make a difference!
10 Reasons Not To Tease or Harass… Bullying is NEVER okay.How would you feel if someone bullied you?You do not have the right to hurt others.Fear does not equal respect.You will get in trouble less.Bullying is AGAINST THE LAW in Georgia.
11 How AMMS Handles Teasing or Harassment… 1st Offense= discussion and possible consequence with teacher2nd Offense= counseling referral3rd Offense and any problems there after= office referral with consequences that go on your permanent record
12 Questions?If you have questions after leaving here today, please see Mrs. Zebarjadi, Mrs. Flickinger, or a teacher.Each of you is now responsible for remembering this material and following the related school rules.Reminders can be found in your student agenda and in the Fulton County discipline handbook.Always remember: School should be a comfortable and safe place for ALL students!