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EDS Presentation- Middle School Bullying

Presentation on December 4th! By Carlyn Witt, Amanda Ray, and Elizabeth Brown

Carlyn Witt

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Transcript of EDS Presentation- Middle School Bullying

By: Carlyn Witt, Amanda Ray, and Elizabeth Brown Middle School Bullying Percentage of kids who say kids at their school are bullied:
8-11=74% 12-15=85%
Percentage of kids who want more info on bullying:
8-11=54% 12-15=40%
Percentage of parents who talk to their kids about bullying/teasing:
8-11=78% 12-15=79%
2006-07 survey(US department of justice):
6th graders: 31.7% bullied, 3.7% cyber bullied
7th graders-35.6% bullied
8th graders-36.9% bullied Statistics - Reluctant to go to school
-Headaches and Stomach Pains
-Low Self Esteem
-Aggression and Depression
-Poor Academic Achievement
-Violent Behavior
-Problems with Sleep
-Suicide/Suicidal Thoughts Effects of Bullying: -Often develop a habitual tendency to abuse power in relationships
-Increasingly shunned as they reach the higher grades after middle school
- about 25% of middle school bullies will be convicted of a criminal offense in their adult years
-According to the Health Resources and Services Administration, bullies are more likely to vandalize property, more likely to use tobacco and drink alcohol, get into fights, and possibly also get involved in criminal activities Research done of Effect of the Bully *Many websites that teachers could use
- stopbullying.gov
*Consult other workers (some with higher authority perhaps) on ideas, thoughts, plans
*Get involved, don't be a bystander Idea's and Tool's for Teachers to Use with Bullying Teens reported that bullying was a problem for them more often than racism, HIV/AIDS, or the pressure to have sex, and was as much of a problem as the pressure to use drugs or alcohol

1 in 4 people are bullied
1 in 5 people are a bully
The rest are bystanders Statistics What is Bullying? - the willful, deliberate, hostile, and repeated behavior by one or more people intended to harm others -must be an imbalance of power Bully -have a sense of entitlement
-chose victims who are unlike themselves Victim -face peer rejection
-low level of social skills
--unable to make friends easily Bystanders -assistants
-defenders Boys: are physical and verbal Girls: are social and verbal • Depending on the age group, up to 43% of students have been bullied while online.

• 58% of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online. More than 4 out of 10 say it has happened more   than   once
• 53% of kids admit having said something mean or hurtful to another person online. More than 1 in 3 have  done it more than   once. Cyber Bullying Types LGBT Teens http://www.thetrevorproject.org/ http://www.itgetsbetter.org/ - 1 in 4 LGBT or perceived LGBT
- personal stuff Questions? Bully-victim bullied at home = bully
-the idea that bullies are
-bullies are people too! -Physical
-Social Answer the following questions on how you would personally handle the situation as a future teacher. Scenarios A student approaches you and says there are being bullied almost everyday in the lunch room and are to worried to eat lunch and would rather just not eat and sit in the library. What do you do? A girl comes up to you and says that she is constantly being bullied by the girl behind her in class about what she is wearing, how she eats, and such. She doesn't want the bully to get in trouble though or know that she is being tattled on. What do you do? A student tells you that one of her best friends keeps pushing her against the locker and is hitting her as a joke all the time but it is beginning to really hurt her. What advice do you give the student? Sources:










http://www.stompoutbullying.org/aboutbullying_theissue.php History of Bullying -In 2001 14% of 12 to 18 year olds reported being bullied-none of which included cyber bullying
-Direct bullying was used more by boys where as social exclusion and rejection by girls
-Cyber bullying wasn't an issue in the 1990's
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