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Leaders Don't Bully!

Informational presentation about bullying. Created for Catonsville Middle School Anti-Bullying Month. October 2014

regan roth

on 14 October 2014

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Transcript of Leaders Don't Bully!

Types of Bullying
Three main types of bulling are:

Type 1: Verbal Bullying
Type 2: Social Bullying
Type 3: Physical Bullying
Who is at risk of bullying?
Bullying can happen anywhere, but depending on the environment, some groups may be at an increased risk. No single factor puts a child at risk of being bullied or bulling others. children who are bullied often have one or more of the following risk factors:

Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites.
Leaders Don't Bully!
What is bullying?
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated over time.
Responding to Bullying
In order to be considered bullying, the behavior must be aggressive and include:

An Imbalance of Power:
Kids who bully use their power—such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity—to control or harm others. Power imbalances can change over time and in different situations, even if they involve the same people.
Bullying behaviors happen more than once or have the potential to happen more than once.
Verbal Bullying
Verbal bullying saying or writing mean things.
Verbal bullying includes:
Threatening to cause harm
Inappropriate comments
Social Bullying
Social bullying can also be refered to as relational bullying. Social bullying involves hurting someone's reputation or relationships.
Social Bullying includes:
leaving someone out on purpose
telling other students not to be friends with someone
spreading rumors about someone
embarassing someone in public
Physical Bullying
Physical bullying involves hurting a person's body or possessions
Physical Bullying includes
tripping or pushing
taking or breaking someone's things
making mean or rude hand gestures
Examples of Cyberbullying
mean text messages or emails
rumors sent by emails
rumors posted on social media
embarassing pictures or videos
fake profiles or websites
Why is
Cyberbullying different?
Cyberbullying can happen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
It can happen when someone is alone
Messages and images can be posted anonymously and quickly distributed
Deleting inappropriate or harassing messages, texts, and pictures is extremely difficult once they have been posted
Children at risk of being bullied
Children who are perceived as different from their peers
Children who are perceived as weak or unable to defend themselves
Children who are depressed, anxious, or have a low self-esteem
Children who are less popular than others or have few friends
Children who do not get along well with others
Children who more likely to bully others
Some are well connected to their peers, have social power, and like to dominate or be in charge of others. However, others are more isolated from their peers and may be depressed or anxious, have low self esteem, and are easily pressured by peers. Other risk factors that contribute to an increased risk of bullying are:
being easily frustrated or aggressive
having issues at home or low parental involvement
thinking badly of others
having difficultly following rules
having friends that bully others
As a student:
Tell a trusted adult
Be more than a bystander
Don't be afraid to talk about it
As an adult:
Respond quickly to stop bullying on the spot
Find out what happened
Support children involved
If you or someone you know is at immediate risk, CALL 911
If you or someone you know is feeling hopeless, helpless, or contemplating suicide, call National Suicide Prevention Hotline at
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Talk to a teacher, counselor, parent, or other trusted adult
All information gathered from stopbullying.gov
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