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1 Effects of Juvenile Bullying Juvenile Minority Sensitivity Training Effects of Juvenile Bullying

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 I couldnt find a reason not to do it In 1997, he: Killed his mother Killed 2 students at school Wounded 7 others

4 Bullying Involves intentional, and largely unprovoked, efforts to harm another. Can be physical or verbal, and direct or indirect in nature. Repeated negative actions over time Imbalance of physical or psychological power

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6 Cyberbullying Harassment 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 messaging Threatening someone on a blog or Creating hurtful websites against someone Harassing 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 victims culture Making offensive gestures

10 Sexual Bullying Passing unwanted notes, jokes, pictures, and taunts Starting rumors of a sexual nature Physically intrusive behaviors Grabbing private parts Forcing someone to engage in sexual behaviors

11 The Bullying Circle A C Y The Bully/Bullies Start the bullying & take an active part Supporters, Passive Bully/Bullies Support the bullying but do not take an active part The Victim The one who is exposed

12 Physical Signs Cuts, bruises, scratches Headaches, stomachaches Damaged possessions Missing possessions that need to be replaced

13 Emotional Signs Withdrawal and/or shyness Anxiety Depression Aggression

14 Behavioral/Social Signs Changes in eating or sleeping habits (e.g., nightmares) No longer wanting to participate in activities once enjoyed Beginning to bully siblings or mistreat family pets Hurting self, attempting or threatening suicide Suddenly changing friends

15 Academic signs Not wanting to go to school Changing method of going to school changing walking route wanting to be driven instead of riding the bus Drop in grades

16 Psychological Effects for Victims Loneliness and difficulty making friends Humiliation Insecurity Loss of self-esteem May develop a fear of going to school Accompanies the victim into adulthood Have trouble making social and emotional adjustments Depression and other mental health problems, including schizophrenia May commit suicide

17 The Bullying Circle B A C D E F G Y The Bully/Bullies Start the bullying & take an active part Follower, Henchmen Take an active part but do not start the bullying Supporters, Passive Bully/Bullies Support the bullying but do not take an active part Passive Supporters, Possible Bully/Bullies Like the bullying but do not display open support The Victim The one who is exposed Defenders of the Victim Dislike the bullying & help or try to help the victim Possible Defenders Dislike the bullying & think they ought to help (but do not) Disengaged Onlookers Watch what happens but do not take a stand

18 Breaking the Circle B A C D E F G Y The Bully/Bullies Start the bullying & take an active part Follower, Henchmen May not be as ready to act Disengaged Onlooker Passive Defender The Victim The one who is exposed Defenders of the Victim Dislike the bullying & helps the victim Defenders Supporter Possible Defender

19 B L L Y I G N Behavior Chart U

20 Crimes Encountered Fighting Vandalism Stolen property Underage drinking Weapons

21 Arrest Totals of Juveniles Under 18 in North Carolina in 2006

22 Other Problem Behaviors Aggressive adults Gangs and delinquent activities Domestic situations Spousal abuse Domestic violence

23 Effective Strategies Have good communication skills – LISTEN Have a good working relationship with the schools Investigate the bullying incident

24 Key Steps to Help Prevent Cyberbullying Be aware of the dangers children face on the internet. Educate yourself on todays technology. Teach kids to tell adults if theyre 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.


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