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Transcript of Bullying
Provide a reporting method
Give advice on how to handle the situation
Arrange peer mediation
Keep confidentiality if requested
Listen sympathetically and carefully and take your problem seriously
Set up a buddy system
Investigate all incidents and gather all evidence
Bring both the victim and the bully together for conflict resolution
What is Bullying?
Bullying is aggressive behavior that is intentional and involves an imbalance of power or strength. Bullying is a serious matter and is no joke. Each person/student has the right to feel safe, wanted, and happy in whatever environment they are in.
Are you a bully?
Why don't children speak up?
Different forms of
New Jersey policy towards bullying
Factors that contribute to bullying
Physical signs of bullying
Sleeping problems/ nightmares
Loss of appetite
Expressing that they cant handle things any more
Making comments that things would be better with out them
Unexplained bruises, cuts, and scratches
Child may come home with missing, or damaged belongings or clothes
Comes home hungry
It is when a child is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed, or targeted by someone using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phone.
What is it?
Types of Cyber Bullying
How can you prevent it?
Protect Your Password
Pause Before You Post
Don’t Be a Cyber Bully
Ashlynn Connor, 10 years old
Aaron Dugmore, 9 years old
Ben Vodden, 11 years old
No anti-bullying policy.
Crowded locker rooms.
Inconsistent behavior standards.
High teacher turnover.
Low staff morale
Narrow, isolated or unmonitored areas.
Lack of policies that pertain to student transitions to and from class and before or after school.
Lack of support for students with special needs.
Public humiliation from adult supervisors.
YOU are a bully if:
Bullying is indeed a conscious desire to want to hurt or put someone else down to make them feel better. Bullying includes: constantly being ignored, being made fun, being excluded, and rumors being spread.
YOU help a bully if:
Some people don’t realize it, but you
are helping a bully if you: provide an
audience, laughing along, passing on rumors or notes, and not standing up for the one being bullied. Most children will not report bullying.
Bully-victims and Bullies
More likely to have low grades, smoke, and drink alcohol
Torment to gain higher status
Need others to witness power displays.
Boys and younger middle school students
anxious and socially withdrawn from friends
report loneliness and trouble making friends
more likely to engage in depression and suicide contemplation
Prevention against bullying
They might be ashamed of being bullied
Afraid of retaliation (bullying getting back at them)
They might not think anyone can or will help them
Afraid that adults will bully them also
Tattle-telling isn’t cool
Many feel that adult intervention is ineffective and will bring more harassment.
NJ Policy on Bullying
Policy was created in 2011 also known as P.L. 2010, Chapter 122.
Requires each schools district to adopt a policy prohibiting harassment, intimidation, or bullying on school property.
All verbal and/ or written incidents must be submitted on the day it took place
2 days to report it to the state
10 days to start an investigation
Week of Respect
Violence Awareness Week