2 Statistics 38% of young people have been affected by cyber-bullying. 31,599 children called ChildLine (UK) in 2011/12 about bullying.Almost half of children and young people say they have been bullied at school at some point in their lives.18% of children and young people who worried about bullying said they would not talk to their parents about it.
3 1. What is it? (and what it isn’t) BULLYING. What we will learn about:1. What is it? (and what it isn’t)2. How does it feel?3. Why do it?How to avoid it.5. How to tackle it.
4 What is it?1. Physical: hitting, kicking, tripping, pushing, damaging propertyNot just once in a football match, but REPEATEDLY (many times).
5 What is it? 1. Verbal: name calling, insults, teasing, intimidation. Not just once, because you had an argument, but REPEATEDLY.
6 What is it?1. Hidden:spreading rumours, playing nasty jokes, copying, getting others to exclude,
7 What is it?1. Cyber: part of hidden bullying but uses phones, internet, instant messaging.
8 Sending mean messages or threats to a person's email account or cell phone Spreading rumours online or through textsPosting hurtful or threatening messages on social networking sites or web pagesStealing a person's account information to break into their account and send damaging messagesPretending to be someone else online to hurt another personTaking unflattering pictures of a person and spreading them through cell phones or the internetSexting, or circulating sexually suggestive pictures or messages about a person
9 2. How does it feel to be bullied? Day after day I go to school and only bad things happen. Nothing good ever happens to me. If the kids in my class could be in my shoes they would understand how I feel. If only they knew how I feel every day. Even in my dreams there are nothing but bad things.
10 NO empathy (don’t know how someone else feels) 3. Why do it?Power (it makes them feel ‘big’)RewardNO empathy (don’t know how someone else feels)Can‘t control their feelingsCopying
11 Walk away Don’t be a witness Tell them to stop! 4. How to avoid it. Act unimpressedWalk awayDon’t be a witness
12 DON’T DO NOTHING! 5. How to tackle it. But if it goes on and on... Ask your friends for supportTell a teacherTell your parentsDON’T DO NOTHING!(remember: 18% of children and young people said they would not talk to their parents about it).