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Step Up To Bullying In Schools

English report for school
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Jaden Raso

on 23 October 2012

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Transcript of Step Up To Bullying In Schools

STEP UP TO BULLYING IN SCHOOLS BY: JADEN RASO WHAT IS BULLYING? Bullying is when a bully hurts a person or a group of people (physically and psychologically) repeatedly as a way for the bully to feel superior. THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT KINDS OF BULLYING SUCH AS: PHYSICAL BULLYING Bullying involving physical contact to harm the victim (ex: punching, kicking, hitting, etc.) VERBAL BULLYING When the bully hurts the victim using his or her words. This includes calling the victim names, making offensive remarks, and making fun of their religion, lifestyle, disabilities, etc. INDIRECT BULLYING Have you ever had a rumor going around your class about you? Have you ever been excluded from a group? Have you ever had a secret you told a friend about yourself somehow make it’s way to everyone in the school? These are all forms of indirect bullying. CYBER BULLYING This is bullying when something (such as a message, voice message, photo or video) get’s sent to the victim, others, or gets posted on the internet that is offensive to the victim. INTIMIDATION Intimidation is technically another form of verbal bullying. It is when a bully threatens and frightens the victim to get him/her to do whatever the bully wants. WHY DOES BULLYING HAPPEN? A bully usually has a troubling need so he or she will pick on other kids to make themselves feel better. Sometimes a bully doesn’t have friends so they bully others to try to impress more “popular” students at the school. Kids could get bullied for many reasons. Sometimes it’s for no reason at all. Some reasons may be their choice of lifestyle, their race or religion, who their friends are, the way they dress, or other things that make them different. THE MAIN ROLES IN A BULLYING SCENE There are three main roles in a bullying scene: the bully, the victim, and the witness. The bully is the one harming someone. That person they are harming is the victim. That leaves the witness. The witness is the person who sees the bullying. It’s up to him or her if they play a good role or a bad role in the bullying scene. b) stand there laughing at the victim c) immediately tell a teacher or adult what was happening If your answer was c), you did the right thing. Believe it or not, but a), b), and being the bully are all equally unruly. HOW TO STEP UP TO BULLYING IF YOUR THE VICTIM: If your standing up to the bully, remember to: Look the bully in the eye Speak forceful and firm Use a good choice of words Have a calm look on your face You can also get a bunch of your friends to help you stand up to the bully. NEVER think the bully is right. If you think so, it will be easy for the bully to get to you. Appreciate who you are and be happy about yourself. Don't keep the bullying to yourself. Tell a trusted adult (like a teacher, principal, or family member). Don't think it's tattling either. "Tattling" is when you tell on someone because of something little just to get them in trouble. IF YOUR A WITNESS: Spell out the word "SAVE" S A V E DULT HELP Report what’s happening to a trusted adult. Do this immediately if the bullying is really serious Tell the bully that what he’s doing is wrong (unless the bullying situation is very unsafe). Say things like “stop that”, “that’s not nice”, “cut it out”, etc. PEAK UP Ask the victim to play with you and your friends and sit with you at lunch. This will not only make the victim feel happy, but a bully is less likely to bully a group of kids. Finally, ask the victim if he or she would like you to report the bullying to an adult (if you haven’t done so already). OLENTEER SOLUTIONS ND THE VICTIM'S SADNESS Show empathy to the victim, listen to what they have to say, and cheer up the victim in anyway you can. IN YOUR SCHOOL: IMPACT OF BULLYING FOR THE BULLY: They will probably get involved in harmful activities; both as a child and as an adult. They may vandalise and steal properties and possesions, start or join in on physical fights, bring a weapon to school to scare others, or use alcohol or drugs. Most bullies don't "outgrow" their behaviour. It continues as an adult as well. A study conducted by psychologist Dan Olweus found that 60% of students in Scandinavian countries who were bullies in 6th to 9th grade had incidents of being convicted of a crime by the time they were 24 years old. Victims aren't the only ones who may become depressed, think about suicide, or carry out suicide; sometimes, it may happen to bullies. A Finnish scientist discovered that bullies will have a very antisocial personality and will have poor relationships with their family, friends, co-workers, etc. IF YOU"RE THE VICTIM: IMPACT OF BULLYING Studies show that victims have more anxiety, sadness, sleep difficulties, low self-esteem, headaches, stomach pain, and general tension than students who have not being bullied. The bullying may be so severe and may go on for so long that the victim may have thoughts of suicide, or he or she may actually commit suicide. Ask teachers, your principal, the student council if your school could have an anti-bullying contest (for best anti-bullying posters, bookmarks, etc.) Suggest to the same people ways your school can prevent bullying (like having the students write a yearly bullying survey so your school knows the behaviours that’s happening) Have posters around the school about bullying Have a bullying prevention carnival at your school. You could have activities like decorating a t-shirt or hat with anti-bullying messages, having information booths, playing games, and giving out prizes Have older kids in the school present skits for younger students about bullying. Younger kids look up to older kids and learn a lot from them FOR THE WITNESS: Witnesses might suffer frustration, fear, low self-esteem, and a loss of control. They may also feel a huge sense of guilt, especially if they did not "S.A.V.E." the victim and the bullying kept going. Witnesses might also be scared that after seeing someone else that was being hurt, he or she might also be bullied. IMPACT OF BULLYING FACTS ABOUT BULLYING OR HAVE TO DO WITH BULLYING
Only 4% of the time, adults try to bring bullying to an agreement. 11% of the time it’s witnesses, and 85% of the time it’s no-one 1 out of 5 kids admit to being a bully 100,000 students carry a gun to school 282,000 students get physically attacked in school each month more bullying occurs on school grounds oppose to on the way to school 80% of the time, an argument with a bully will turn into a fight 1 out of 3 students hear a bully threaten to kill someone 1 out of 5 teens no someone who brings a gun to school 1 out of 4 kids get bullied After hearing the effects of bullying, you will agree with me that we must do all that we can to prevent bullying. The next time you see someone being bullied, don’t ignore it; do what’s best for your community. THANK YOU!
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