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Bullying Prevention & Intervention Training (draft)

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vangie castro

on 6 December 2012

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Transcript of Bullying Prevention & Intervention Training (draft)

What is Bullying?

An individual or group is hurting or harming another with words or behavior repeatedly (including verbal harassment on social networking sites).

And the students doing it has more power. It may be intentional or unintentional.

Power can include being older, physically bigger, stronger, having more social status (popular), different socio-economics, and having a higher sense of self-esteem. Bullying is different from disagreements or the usual childhood conflicts. What’s the difference?

It’s bullying IF: What is Bullying? A lot of teens describe bullying as, “When someone tries to make you feel less about who you are as a person, and you aren’t able to make it stop.” Types of Bullying 1. Physical: This is easy to recognize. This includes pushing, shoving, kicking, hitting, biting, hair-pulling, inappropriate touch, destroying property, and taking or damaging someone else's stuff.

2. Verbal: This is really common because it’s quick, direct, and easy to do. Some examples: teasing, name-calling, intimidation, demeaning jokes, rumors, gossip,
and slander. Types of Bullying: 3. Emotional: This type of bullying is more sophisticated. It’s calculated and often done by groups. This hurts young people on the inside and makes them feel bad about themselves. Examples are exclusion (leaving them out), telling lies to hurt someone’s feelings, and public humiliation.

4. Sexual: This one is something that not everyone thinks of as bullying. It can include using words that demean someone about their gender or sexuality, inappropriate touching of body parts, unwelcome physical contact, or even posting inappropriate photos online. Types of Bullying: 5. Cyberbullying: Using technology and social networking sites is the newest form of bullying. Examples include sending mean texts, posting videos, photos & stories to ridicule and demean someone, spreading false rumors/gossip on social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc…) Myths About Bullying Bullying/teasing is a natural part of childhood.
Some people deserve to be bullied.
Bullying will make students tougher.
We were just joking.
Boys will be boys.
Girls don’t bully.
Words don’t hurt. When Does Bullying Happen Bullying can begin as early as preschool . It increases in elementary school, peaks in middle school, and continues and changes form in high school.

The types of bullying differ over the years, but the effects are the same. Who Gets Bullied? Bullying can happen to anyone.
Everyone can be a target to a bully
Most vulnerable are the most targeted
People from different racial or ethnic group
People who speak different language
People with physical, or mental disabilities
People with different body types
People perceived to be Gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered students
Anyone that just doesn’t fit in If Your Child Is Being Bullied They express, or worry that nobody cares about him or her.
Grades start to drop.
Dramatic changes in personality and behavior.
Withdraws from interacting with friends and family.
Shows signs of depression.
Shows signs of a substance abuse problem.
Begins to act recklessly and engage in risk-taking behaviors (cutting, anorexia/bulimia, sexual behavior).
Thoughts of suicide
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