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Bullying Presentation

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Jessie Palozzi

on 16 November 2012

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Bullying In Schools: - Homophobic bullying is another part of the issue

- Students should feel safe at school, protected

- Sexual minority youth are discriminated against

- They should never be victimized/unprotected by their educators How does bullying come
from home to school?: - Children have been found to take the negative feelings from being bullied at home, and acting on them at school Bullying Bullying is a multifaceted subject. There are many types of bullying and consequences that result from them. In addition, bullying is not inescapable. There are many ways to prevent abuse, stop the hate, and help those whom are affected. Cyberbulling - What Is It?: - Slightly different from traditional bullying

- Both include taunts, teasing, torments

- Victims of traditional can escape momentarily

- Cyberbullying victims cannot distance themselves from it

- Happens through emails, text messages, instant messaging, broadcast messaging and etc. through the use of cellphones and computers Video: http://www.hrmvideo.com/catalog/hidden-scars-silent-wounds-understanding-self-injury Suicide - Amanda Todd Story: - 15 years old

- Attempted suicide before

- Bullied physically, verbally

- Cyberbullied Jessica Engson, Elaha Hassan, Stephanie Hau, Sanam Kharazi, Suzanne Oliveira, Cesidia Palozzi, Michelle Won Bullying Where Does It Start?: - Bullying starts at home

- Children learn to be aggressive by watching family members

- Parents who are stressed

- History of bullying in the family

- Material characteristics, emotional & behavioral traits How To Help: How?: - Children (in some homes) are trained for bullying behaviour

- Positive/Negative Reinforcements

- Parental Rejection

- Parental Supervision- Parental Involvement Types: - 4 main groups

- Power, Intent, Repetition

- Authoritarian vs. Authoritative Gender Differences: - Boys: Maternal Over Protectiveness/Maternal Neuroticism Predictions: - Transmitted across Generations

- Lead into young adolescent years More Stories: - 7 year old boy commits suicide 2012

- Jamie Hubley, 15 (2011)

- Ashley Conner 10 years old

- Jamey Rodemeyer, 14

“The past days I’ve spent reflecting, crying, and yelling. I have so much anger. It is hard to feel love when cruelty takes someone’s life.” - Lady Gaga Warning Signs: - Depression

- Alcohol/Drugs

- Dangerous/activities

- Better without them Statistics: -2-9 more likely (Yale university)

-Half suicide (Britain)

-30% of students are bullies or victims in schools

-16,000 (national education association) Video Video: Gender Differences: - Girls: Maternal Rejection Affects of Bullying on Children and Young Adolescents: - Depression

-Social anxiety

-Physical health problems

- "Children who are victimized are 3 times more likely to have headaches, sleeping difficulties with bed wetting." “Victimized children are more likely than other children to develop depression, loneliness, low self-esteem, physical health problems, social withdrawal, alcohol or drugs abuse, school absence and avoidance, decreased school performance, self half, and suicidal ideation” (Son, Parish, Peterson, 2012, pg 1540) Video: Video The Internet: - “An estimated 90% of youth aged 12 to 17 years are active on the Internet,” (Tresniowski, Egan, Herbst, Triggs, Messer, Fowler, Levy & Shabeeb, 2010, par. 3).

- Social media sites are used by many to meet new people and to keep in touch with families and friends.

- People abuse their freedom.

- Sharing information online to a large audience happens in a blink of an eye. Cyberbullying Cont'd: - “The lack of face-to-face element emboldens adults and children alike to communicate in a way they would not dream of doing otherwise,” (Lane, 2011, p. 1976)

- Hide behind screens

- Gives courage that can be positive or negative

- The most frequent type of cyberbullying that occurs is through embarrassing comments and spreading rumors

- Direct bullying and indirect bullying Video: What Happens?: - Unaware of actions and consequences

- Happens once or twice but can have a devastating and lasting effect on victims

- Gets out of hand Negative Affects and Coping Skills: - Development of anxiety and depression

- Change in self-esteem and body image

- Smoking and substance abuse

- Self-harm LGBTQ Community: - Experience this as well

- Jamey Rodemeyer

- “It Gets Better” video

- Made the video to help others

- But the affects from being bullied caused a fatal outcome Video: - Intervene when children are young

- Teach bullying prevention strategies to all children

- Take bullying seriously

- Encourage empathy

- Teach by example

- Provide opportunities for children to learn and practice the qualities and skills that can protect them from bullying

- Develop strong connections with the children in your care You and I can make a difference!!!
Love, and be respectful to the people and children around you... Self-Harm Cont'd: - Reasons include: to feel better, to punish themselves

- NOTHING is wrong with them, it is the ignorance and hatred from others that makes them believe there is

- Risk factors taken on my sexual minority youth are attempts to cope

- Teens who experience school harassment were 2.3 times the odds of cutting themselves then those who had not Self-Harm and Suicide: - Some state there is no connection between self-harm and suicide

- Even if the connection is small, any link to suicide should be addressed

- Individuals who engage in self-injury commonly have a history of suicidal attempts

- Teens who admitted to attempting suicide had 10 times the odds of resorting back to cutting behaviours or other forms of self-injury Self-Harm Definition: - Self injury: a form of intentional physical self-damage or self-harm that is not accompanied by suicidal intent or ideation. eg - cutting, burning, stabbing, etc. Video: The End! Video: Statistics: - 55% of sexual minority students are verbally harassed in school

- 40% are physically harassed in school

- 73% of LGBTQ students feel unsafe at school

- 64% of students considered bullying a normal part of school life

- Rate of discrimination for LGBTQ youth is 3 times high than heterosexual youth

- Video: Study: - 5 secondary schools in Ireland

- 7/10 gay students who experienced homophobic bullying stated it had an effect on their school work

- Half skipped school

- Students admitted that a gay student would be discriminated against

- "A gay student would probably get a hard time around here. A few people would have problems with it, because it is different, not normal...Calling someone a faggot is if they are not like a guy" (O'Higgins-Norman, 2009)
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