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1 Juvenile Minority Sensitivity Training Effects of Juvenile BullyingEffects of Juvenile Bullying2008 In-Service Law Enforcement Training
2 Training Objectives Define bullying. Differentiate the roles involved with the cycle of bullying.Describe the characteristics of bullying behavior (physical, verbal and psychological) and the crimes encountered by law enforcement.Determine effective strategies and preventative measures when encountering bullying behavior.
3 Luke Woodham In 1997, he: Killed his mother Killed 2 students at schoolWounded 7 others“I couldn’t find a reason not to do it”
4 BullyingInvolves intentional, and largely unprovoked, efforts to harm another.Can be physical or verbal, and direct or indirect in nature.Repeated negative actions over timeImbalance of physical or psychological power
6 CyberbullyingHarassment and bullying that takes place online or through the use of electronic devices and information to send or post cruel or harmful messages about an individual or group.
7 Cyberbullying Examples: Spreading rumors about someone through instant messagingThreatening someone on a blog orCreating hurtful websites against someoneHarassing someone on their mobile phone through calls or text messages
8 1 of 3 Teens and 1 of 6 Preteens are Victims of Cyberbullying
9 Racial Bullying Making racial slurs Writing graffiti Mocking the victim’s cultureMaking offensive gestures
10 Sexual Bullying Passing unwanted notes, jokes, pictures, and taunts Starting rumors of a sexual naturePhysically intrusive behaviorsGrabbing private partsForcing someone to engage in sexual behaviors
11 The Bullying Circle A The Bully/Bullies Start the bullying & take an active partYCThe VictimThe one who is exposedSupporters,Passive Bully/BulliesSupport the bullying but do not take an active part
12 Physical Signs Cuts, bruises, scratches Headaches, stomachaches Damaged possessions“Missing” possessions that need to be replaced
14 Behavioral/Social Signs Changes in eating or sleeping habits (e.g., nightmares)No longer wanting to participate in activities once enjoyedBeginning to bully siblings or mistreat family petsHurting self, attempting or threatening suicideSuddenly changing friends
15 Academic signs Not wanting to go to school Changing method of going to schoolchanging walking routewanting to be driven instead of riding the busDrop in grades
16 Psychological Effects for Victims Accompanies the victim into adulthoodHave trouble making social and emotional adjustmentsDepression and other mental health problems, including schizophreniaMay commit suicideLoneliness and difficulty making friendsHumiliationInsecurityLoss of self-esteemMay develop a fear of going to school
17 The Bullying Circle A G B F Y C D E Defenders of the Victim Dislike the bullying & help or try to help the victimThe Bully/BulliesStart the bullying & take an active partGBFollower, HenchmenTake an active part but do not start the bullyingPossible DefendersDislike the bullying & think they ought to help (but do not)FYSupporters,Passive Bully/BulliesSupport the bullying but do not take an active partCThe VictimThe one who is exposedPassive Supporters,Possible Bully/BulliesLike the bullying but do not display open supportDisengaged OnlookersWatch what happens but do not take a standDE
18 Breaking the Circle A G F Y E B D C Defenders of the Victim Dislike the bullying & helps the victimThe Bully/BulliesStart the bullying & take an active partGFDefenders SupporterYFollower, HenchmenMay not be as ready to actEPossible DefenderBThe VictimThe one who is exposedPassive DefenderDDisengaged OnlookerC
21 Arrest Totals of Juveniles Under 18 in North Carolina in 2006
22 Other Problem Behaviors Aggressive adultsGangs and delinquent activitiesDomestic situationsSpousal abuseDomestic violence
23 Effective Strategies Have good communication skills – LISTEN Have a good working relationship with the schoolsInvestigate the bullying incident
24 Key Steps to Help Prevent Cyberbullying Be aware of the dangers children face on the internet.Educate yourself on today’s technology.Teach kids to tell adults if they’re bullied.Every school must have a proven anti-bullying program.Watch for signs that your child may be a victim.Keep computers in common areas of homes.
25 Training Objectives Define bullying. Differentiate the roles involved with the cycle of bullying.Describe the characteristics of bullying behavior (physical, verbal and psychological) and the crimes encountered by law enforcement.Determine effective strategies and preventative measures when encountering bullying behavior.