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Turning Bystanders into Upstanders

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Dani Sherman

on 25 September 2013

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Transcript of Turning Bystanders into Upstanders

Turning Bystanders into Upstanders:
What bystanders can do to stop bullying

The Role of Trusted Adults
Encourage children to talk and share
Intervene immediately
Respond calmly but seriously
Do not humiliate or shame the victim or aggressor
Do not tell children to "work it out" or "shake hands"
Follow up with the victims and bystanders
Praise Upstanders
Call parents of both the victim and aggressor
Recognize Bullying Behavior
Bullying is a behavior not a person

Teach kids what is bullying behavior and what is not

3 Characteristics of bullying behavior
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Upstander Strategies: 3 R's
Recognize Bullying

Reach Out and Stand Up

Report Bullying
Reach Out
and Stand Up
Report Bullying Behavior
If Upstander strategies aren't working.
tell a trusted adult

Teacher, parent, counselor, coach

Difference between Snitching and Reporting
Why are Upstanders Important?
Research indicates that:

Children want to help others who are being picked on or bullied

They just don't know what to say and do

If children are taught how to properly intervene, they can stop bullying behavior
of the time in less than
10 seconds!!!

Direct Strategies to Stand Up
Stand next to target

Say "Knock it off"; "You're not funny": "That's not cool"

Turn to target and say "Let's get out of here, you don't need to listen to this."

Use humor to diffuse situation.

Practice through role-plays

Indirect Strategies
Talk. Text. Reach Out.

"I heard what happened and it wasn't cool"

"Don't listen to him/her they don't know what they are talking about.

Include the person in an activity or group after school or during high risk times

Share a similar experience

Practice through role-plays

Turning Bystanders into Upstanders
One student at a time...

Why are Upstanders Important?

Upstander Strategies

Role of Trusted Adults

3 Characteristics of Bullying Behavior
The behavior is intended to harm or humiliate another person

The behavior is repeated over time

There is a difference in perceived status, age, or size of the students
Dr. Dana Sherman
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