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SAY NO TO BULLYING
Transcript of SAY NO TO BULLYING
Bullying: A blustering, quarrelsome, overbearing person who habitually badgers and intimidates smaller or weaker people.
When most people think of bullying you may usually visualize boys punching, kicking or hitting each other. But physical bullying is just one type of bullying children/ teens participate in. The four most common types of bullying found in schools are Physical, Verbal, Cyber and Emotional bullying
WHAT IS BULLYING
There are four main types of bullying:
Physical bullying includes hitting, kicking, pinching, punching, scratching or any other form of physical attack. Damage or taking someones belongings can also come under physical bullying.
involves the use of negative words, like name calling, insults, homophobic or racist slurs or words used to intentionally upset someone.
A newer form of bullying is Cyber bulling. Cyber bullying is bullying using different electronic platforms like the internet, social networks or mobile phones. With the high speed networking pictures and rumours spread like a wild fire causing grief to the victim.
Emotional bullying is most common in relationships.Emotional bullying may also involve the spreading of rumors, excluding an individual from certain activities, refusing to talk to someone and even making statement with an intention of hurting a person's feelings.
TYPES OF BULLYING
Many bullies think very highly of themselves. They like being looked up to and often expect everyone to behave according to there wishes. The children who bully are not often taught to think about how there actions make others feel. Children who bully are at risk of:
- Failing school
- Dropping out of school
- Getting involved in crimes or fights later in life
- Abuse the use of alcohol and drugs during adolescence and adult life
- Be abusive to there romantic partners, spouses or children as adults.
BULLY- EFFECT OF BULLYING
WAYS TO BE A POSITIVE BYSTANDER
SAY NO TO BULLYING
BY SOPHIA DELORAINE- DIENE
POTENTIAL EFFECTS OF BULLYING
VICTIM- EFFECTS OF BULLYING
Many bullying victims take over years of therapy in order to get over the psychological side of bullying in many tragic cases bullying has overtaken a child's self esteem so much resulting in suicide. A victim will have many signs of being bullied including:
- Coming home with unexplainable injuries
- Frequently "loses" items such as bags, books etc
- Tries to find excuses to avoid school
- Loses interest in social activities and being with friends.
- Starts to appear moody, anxious or depressed
- Hurts themselves such as cutting, burning or eating restrictions.
In this day and age there are numerous support structures you can contact for help. Whether there is something going on at home causing you to take your grief on other people or you are one of those being targeted by bullies. Always remember there will always be someone to talk to and the worst thing to do is keep in your bad feelings to yourself. Support structures include:
- Family: Both the bully and victim can talk to them as they know what best for you and care about you over everything
- Friends: Tell someone you trust as you don't want the world to find out, they may have some key ideas relevant to your situation.
- Helplines: Headspace, kids helpline, The line etc. are always offering help and councelling to any child that calls due to fearful, harsh or helpless situations, victim or bully.
A bystander is someone who can tell or see that bullying is happening. Sometimes a bystander may get afraid that they will be bullied aswell but if a bystander doesn't help the bullying will only continue.
So, What should you do?
1. Stand up to the Bully
2. Tell a teacher or adult
3. Act as a mediator and help the victim talk through the situation calmly
4. Take the victim away from the situation
5. Tell the bully to stop and think about there actions
6. Get your friends to come and support the victim to stop the bully
7. Make the victim aware they will always have your support.
Bullying can effect everyone in or out of a bullying situation- those who are being bullied, those who bully and the bystanders who witness bullying. Bullying links up to many negative outcomes including impacting mental health, substance use and suicide. It is very important to stay aware of children/ teenager being bullied to determine if bullying is a concern to them.