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Bullying - combined schools
Transcript of Bullying - combined schools
More than one-half the
time, bullying stops within
10 seconds of a bystander
stepping in to help.
In one study,
18% of the
children said they
would join in if
their friends were
Bystanders must always choose
between being part of the problem
or part of the solution.
Those who watch bullying happen or hear about it.
Bullying is behavior that is unfair and one-sided. It happens when someone
keeps on frightening, threatening, hurting, or leaving someone out on purpose
When you hear the word bully, what comes to mind?
93.7% know the difference between someone being mean and someone bullying
37.0% have been bullied at school during the 12-13 year.
59.6% have seen someone
bullied at school
96.7% know how to help a
friend who is being bullied.
77% of students report having been bullied
Each day, 160,000 students miss school due to bullying
71% of students report bullying as an ongoing problem.
6% fear being physically hurt by another student.
13% fear being harassed, bothered or made fun
of by another student.
9% fear feel excluded or left out of activities.
3% say they're made fun of for their race or culture.
7% are made fun of for their size.
11% say they have been the subject of rumors of gossip.
Steps to Respect
Bystanders who are part of the problem:
instigate the bullying by prodding the bully to begin.
encourage the bullying by laughing, cheering, or
making comments that further motivate the bully.
join in the bullying once it has begun.
passively accept bullying by watching
and doing nothing.
Bystanders also have the power to play a key role in preventing or stopping bullying.
Bystanders can be a part of the solution by:
discouraging the bully.
defending the victim.
redirecting the situation away from bullying.
rallying support from peers to stand up against bullying.
reporting the bullying to adults.
Bystanders who don’t help or don’t report the bullying often suffer negative consequences themselves. They may experience:
Pressure to participate in the bullying
Anxiety about speaking to anyone about the bullying
Powerlessness to stop bullying
Vulnerability to becoming victimized
Fear of associating with the victim, the bully, or the bully’s pals
Guilt for not having defended the victim
By working together
we can reduce bullying
Have you ever wondered about ..................
kids and bullying?
Powers of Bullies
Physical size & strength
Words and relationships
Change the subject
Use appropriate humor
Choose good friends
More than one-half the time,
bullying stops within
10 seconds of a bystander
stepping in to help.
Why don’t more bystanders intervene?
They think, “It’s none of my business.”
They fear getting hurt or becoming another victim.
They feel powerless to stop the bully.
They don’t like the victim or believe the victim “deserves” it.
They don’t want to draw attention to themselves.
They fear retaliation.
They think that telling adults won’t help or it may make things worse.
They don’t know what to do.
District policy required. (1) Each school district shall adopt a policy prohibiting
harassment, intimidation or bullying and prohibiting cyberbullying. School districts are encouraged to develop the policy after consultation with parents, guardians, school employees, volunteers, students, administrators and community representatives.
What we teach at Dundee and Ewing Young
Parents and school
53% admit to saying something mean through electronic media
33% report doing this more than once
67% report being cyberbullied in the last 30 days
20% report being cyberbullied as a regular event
10% have had embarrassing pictures taken of themselves
without their permission, often using cell phone cameras
20% have posted or sent inappropriate pictures
of themselves to others
10% report these experiences to their parents
If you are the victim of a cyberbully, what can you and your parents do?
Do not keep this to yourself! You are NOT alone! Tell an adult you know and trust! It is very hard to solve such problems on your own.
Inform your Internet, Instant Messaging or mobile phone service provider
Inform your local police
Don’t reply to messages from cyberbullies!!! Even though you may really want to, this is exactly what cyberbullies want. They want to know that they've got you worried and upset. They are trying to mess with your mind and control you, to put fear into you. Don't give them that pleasure.
Do not erase or delete messages from cyberbullies You don't have to read it, but keep it, it is your evidence. Unfortunately you may get similar messages again, perhaps from other accounts. The police and your ISP, and/or your telephone company can use these messages to help you. You might notice certain words or phrases that are also used by people you know.
of a bully:
May witness physical and verbal violence or aggression at home.
May hit or push other children.
Are often physically strong.
May or may not be popular with other children around their same age.
Have trouble following rules.
Show little concern for the feelings of others.
Have high self-esteem. (too high?)
• Low self-confidence
• Depression or sad appearance
• Limited sense of humor
• Below-average size, strength, or coordination
• Feelings of helplessness
• Self-blame for problems
• Social withdrawal and isolation
• Poor social skills
• Excessive dependence on adults
• Few or no friends
of a victim