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Transcript of Bullying
happened, and how it made you feel.
Step 2: Then consider how that situation could be different. Include what you would like to see happen, how things could be changed, and what would help you feel back in control of the situation.
Step 3: Next, think about the steps needed to make those changes happen. Consider what role you need to take, who would need to be involved, and what they
would need to do. Lets think... The Bystander What is a Bystander? Someone who purposefully ignores the bullying event
Witnesses the event and chooses not to take action
Thinks “at least that person wasn’t me.” Types of Bystanders Assistants: actively join in the bullying.
Reinforcers: encourage the bully by smiling or laughing at what the bully is doing.
Outsiders: hold back, stay quiet or pretend they don't know what is going on which condones the bullying behavior.
Defenders: will try to stop the bullying or comfort the person being bullied. Those who watch or hear about the bullying but are not directly involved in the bullying •Afraid of getting hurt themselves
•Worrying that the bully will switch gears and begin targeting them
•Feeling that intervening will only make the situation worse
•Fear of being labeled as a ‘snitch’ if they report bullying
•May not like the victim and feel the victim deserves to be bullied
•Feeling like they do not know what to do Why don't Bystanders Take Action? Take Action to Stop Bullying Recognize bullying behavior
Refuse to participate or encourage bullying behavior
Report the bullying incident
Make it clear that you won’t be involved in bullying
Do not harass, tease or spread gossip about others, this includes on social networks like Facebook.
Support the person who is being bullied to ask for help 56% of students have personally witnessed some type of bullying at school Boys and Bullying -Boys are more likely to be threatened by cyber-bullies than girls. -Boys are more likely to be hit, slapped, pushed, or be exposed to other types of physical bullying. -Boys are more likely to report that they bully others.
-Boys are usually only bullied by other boys, while girls report being bullied by both boys and girls. Peers are present 88% of bullying episodes SCHOOL BULLYING IS A HUGE PROBLEM -35% of teachers found that at least one student reported bullying to them in the past month.
-41% of school staff witnessed at least one bullying incident per week. References Austin, S. M., Reynolds, G. P., & Barnes, S. L. (2012). School Leadership and Counselors Working Together to Address Bullying. Education, 133(2), 283-290.
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Bullying and Violence. (2013). Retrieved from http://www.dosomething.org/cause/bullying-and-violence
Johnson, K. (2012). Bullying Prevention. American School & University, 85(1), 34-37.
About Bullying. (2013). Retrieved from http://www.nobully.com/about-bullying
PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center. (2013). Retrieved from http://www.pacer.org/bullying/
Stop Bullying. (2013). Retrieved from http://www.stopbullying.gov/