Presentation on theme: "What We Teach Children About Bullying. Examples of Bullying Name Calling Teasing Spreading Rumors Daring Someone Making Fun of Someone Leaving Someone."— Presentation transcript:
Examples of Bullying Name Calling Teasing Spreading Rumors Daring Someone Making Fun of Someone Leaving Someone out on Purpose Kicking Hitting Pushing Pinching Spitting
What Kids Can Do Tell parents or other trusted adults. Adults can help stop the bullying Telling Is Not Tattling !
What Can Kids Do Try not to show anger or fear Kids who bully like to see that they can upset you Calmly tell them to stop….or say nothing and walk away Use humor, if this is easy for you to do (for example,if someone makes fun of your clothing,laugh and say, “Yeah, I think this shirt is kind of funny too.”
Avoid situations in which bullying is likely to happen Avoid areas of the school where there are not many students or teachers around Make sure they aren’t alone in the bathroom Sit near the front of the bus Don’t bring expensive things or money to school Sit with a group of friends at lunch Walk with friends or a teacher
Lend a Hand What should students do when they see someone being bullied at school? Ask themselves, “Is it my job to help?” Think about how they might feel if the bullying was happening to them They can lend a hand even if they’re not close friends with the person who is being bullied. Their school will be a better place if they help stop bullying. Making their school a better place is everyone’s job!
Don’t Be A Bystander Be An Upstander What can they do? Think about what may work for you: Don’t stand there….SAY SOMETHING! Kids who bully may think they are being funny or “cool” If they feel safe, tell the person to STOP the bullying behavior. Say they don’t like it and it isn’t funny DON’T BULLY BACK! It won’t help If they use mean names or actions it could make things worse
What If They Don’t Feel Safe Speaking Up That’s okay….no one should put themselves in an unsafe situation There are other things they can do Say kind words to the child who is being bullied Be a friend…Invite them to do something Tell an adult….Chances are the child who is being bullied needs help from an adult and the child who is doing the bullying probably does too
Tell An Adult Who should they tell at school ? Teacher School Counselor Cafeteria or Playground Aide Principal Bus Driver, or Other adults they feel comfortable telling If they need help telling, take a friend along