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Anti- Bullying Presentation

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Kristy Smith

on 19 November 2013

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Transcript of Anti- Bullying Presentation

Don’t be mean behind the screen.
It is not big to make others feel small.
Step up so others won’t get stepped on.
Bullying is like smoking, it can kill.
No one will miss a bully.
WELCOME TO MY LIFE
MEAN
Bullying is referred to as the behavior by an individual or group, usually repeated over time, that intentionally hurts another individual or group either physically or emotionally.
What Is Bullying?
EVER HEARD OF ANTI-BULLYING?
Currently, laws are being set in place that require schools to have anti-bullying policies in effect. It is believed that this will increase student's safety in a school environment. Bullying prevention is just as important as intervention.
Bullying Is NOT Tolerated!

7 minutes

Bullying occurs in school playgrounds every 7 minutes, and once every 25 minutes in classrooms.

1 in 6
Is the number of children in grades 6 to 10, who say they are bullied sometimes; more than 1 in 12 say they are bullied once a week or more.
A bully can think of all kinds of ways to make another person feel hurt, afraid, uncomfortable, or just plain miserable. It can be portrayed in several forms such as physical, verbal, or emotional. Often bullies torment a victim over a prolonged period of time, increasing the victim's sense of fear and distress.
WHY DO PEOPLE BULLY?
- Want attention
- To get what they want
- Gain respect
- To become more popular
- To feel better about themselves
- Punish people they are jealous of
- Think it's fun to hurt others' feelings
- Others are doing it (peer pressure)
- They have been bullied themselves

31% of students say they would participate in the
bullying of someone they disliked.
• Be a friendly ear. If your friend has somebody to talk to you, they won't feel so alone.
• Don't encourage the bullies by laughing or smiling at the things they say or do
• If you can, tell the bullies that you do not agree with their actions and try to get them to stop
• Don't ditch your friend because things are getting tough; stand by them
• Tell someone
What should you do if someone you
know is being bullied?
What You Can Do If You Are Being Bullied...
1. Talk to your parents or a trusted adult,
such as a teacher, school counsellor, or principal.
2. It's not useful to blame yourself for a bully's actions.
3. Act confident. Hold your head up high, stand up
straight, make eye contact, and walk with dignity.
4. Try to make friends with other students.
5. Avoid situations where bullying is more likely to occur.
6. If necessary, take steps to rebuild your self-confidence.
Effects Of Bullying
Individuals who have been exposed to bullying experience many negative effects. It is common that physical or mental health issues occur and they have few or no friends. A victim of bullying tends to become sad and lonely, effecting their performance in school. As well, it is known for victims to become violent due to built up anger and frustration over time.

10 seconds

Bullying stops in less than 10 seconds
when peers intervene on behalf of the victim.
Depression
Anxiety
Withdrawn

"They stir things up so people don't want to be
my friend. I'm depressed, annoyed, stressed and keep
breaking down in tears. I feel like I'm about to fall apart" - boy aged 13
Low self-esteem
Suicidal
Did You Know?
* 1 in 7 Students in Grades K-12 is either a bully or a victim of bullying.
* 56% of students have personally witnessed some type of bullying at school.
* 71% of students report incidents of bullying as a problem at their school.
* 15% of all absent's in school are directly related to fears of being bullied at school.
* 1 out of every 10 students who drops out of school is due to repeated bullying.
PUT YOUR FOOT DOWN AND HELP STOP BULLYING TODAY!
Wear pink to support ANTI-BULLYING!
Support "Project Be the Good"
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