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Transcript of Anti-bullying
Anti-Bullying: How To Train Your Staff
1. Create/adopt an Anti- Bullying Policy, so everyone can be consistent. This should include a definition of bullying and list what are considered bullying infractions, as well as the discipline and procedure (steps taken, if bullying occurs).
2. Incorporate your policy into all of your staff manuals and trainings.
3. Create an anti-bullying pledge for staff and participants.
CyberBullying: Technology as a problem
~50% of adolescents and teens have been bulled online
~95% of teenagers have witnessed cyber bullying
~50% of adolescents and teens do not tell their parents when cyber bullying occurs
• Technology as an opportunity
~60% of US kids ages 8-12 have cell phones
~78% of American teens have cell phones
Increasing prevalence of tablets and laptops
Example Training Agenda
Successful Training Example From The City of Henderson – Park and Recreation Department in Arizona.
Defined bullying as repetitive, unwanted, aggressive behaviors that involve real or perceived imbalance of power between individuals or groups leading to serious, lasting problems.
The project's research focused primarily on ages 5-15 and preventing bullying in the educational setting.
Project concluded that the Field of Recreation needs to take a stand against bullying by establishing rules, guidelines, consequences and mechanisms for enforcement.
This project looks to expand this definition, provide guidance on establishing anti-bullying procedures and offer tools to train staff within a recreation setting.
2013 iLearn Anti-Bullying Project
Recreation Definition of Bullying
Any behavior in our programs or facilities by a person or group that is perceived as hostile, humiliating, threatening, dehumanizing or otherwise evokes fear of physical or emotional distress to another. It can be conveyed through physical, verbal, written, technological or emotional means. Bullying does not have an age limit, and can either originate in our programs, or be a carryover from educational, community or other recreational settings.
77% of students admitted being bullied, 90% of 4th - 8th graders.
71% of students report bullying as an ongoing problem.
Over half of adolescents and teens have been bullied online. More than half of those individuals do not report the bullying to their parents. Additionally, less than 20% report online bullying to law enforcement.
83% of bullying incidents receive no intervention, they continue.
15% of students who do not go to school report it ue to the fear of being bullied. 160,000 kids in the US stay home everyday due to bullying.
Very little research has been done on bullying in sports & recreation environments, but in one study of bullying in athletic programs, 45.3% of participants reported verbal bullying and 17.5% reported physical bullying.
• Anti-Bullying Policy (consistency is key)
• Definition of bullying
• Types of bullying: Verbal, Social, Physical, Cyber
• Examples of characteristics of bullying
• Proactive steps to teach participants if they are bullied (stop, walk, talk)
• Steps on how to handle bullying interactions
• Reporting procedures
1. Use the “Be Kind” program.
2. Include the “Be Kind” campaign on all meeting/training agendas, on staff shirts/uniforms, and banners.
3. Review with employees the staggering statistics related to bullying (and prevention) during trainings. Also follow-up with reminders and include information in emails, on schedules or any correspondence with staff.
4. Encourage staff to get involved with bullying prevention by empowering them to get involved with “feel good” activities. Get involved with local charity campaigns.
5. Provide staff with a copy of your anti-bullying policy. Post your policies.
6. Recognize your staff for being kind.
7. Start a “kindness committee” with your staff and allow them to plan activities (for the community and employees).
8. Talk about being kind and preventing bullying (with your participants and at work).
Participants who attend "XYZ" Park District will be encouraged to reach their full potential mentally, physically, emotionally and socially, in an atmosphere and environment in which they feel safe, valued and secure and in which respect for self and others is the norm. The staff of our Park District is conscious of the need for a positive working environment and will encourage the involvement of the wider Park District community in an achievement of these ends through a ‘whole park district’ approach whereby every individual is involved in the development of an environment wherein each person is respected and valued.
TOOL BOX ( )
MENTAL OR PHYSICAL
LOW SELF ESTEEM
YOU ARE #1
YOU ARE SPECIAL
YOU ARE UNIQUE
EDUCATED AND UNDERSTANDING
TOOLS TO COPE WITH
SHARE YOUR STORY
PAY IT FORWARD
Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Bully
The Mighty League
Stand Up to Bullying
Axel’s Charin Badolato
Professor Garfield Cyberbullying
Ask The Mediatrician: http://cmch.typepad.com/mediatrician
Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” Foundation:www.bornthiswayfoundation.org
Connect Safely: www.connectsafely.org
Stop Bullying: www.stopbullying.gov
Be Kind Program: http://joshstevensfoundation.org/
Stand for the Silent:
Hey U.G.L.Y. (Unique, Gifted, Loveable, You):
Piece of Me:
and on Facebook
National Bullying Prevention Center:
A Platform for Good:
a. Music: Beautiful Child John McNally
b. Animoto video: Created by Michael Brouillard
2. Cathy Hines
a. School Counselor, Mauston WI
b. Information for toolbox
3. Douglas Heurich, CFM
a. Director of Facilities, Northbrook, IL School District 27
b. Survey returned
4. Theresa Fournier
a. Assistant Superintendent, Northbrook, IL School District 27
b. Survey returned
5. Angela Summers
a. City of Henderson-Parks and Recreation Department
b. NRPA presentation
The Mighty League Vol. 1- Terrible Taunting & Awesome Upstander!
Teaches self acceptance, awareness, and acceptance of others in a fun, interactive storybook or gaming format.
Prevents bullying through education in a fun, interactive manner.
Reporting Apps (Less than 20% of cyberbullying cases are reported): Bully Button
30 second recordings of bullying
Call friend, parents, school, etc.- You customize numbers through app.
Suicide Hotline access
: Block communication from Bullies such as text messages and phone calls.
Bully Block for Android, iBlacklist
• Technology as a solution
More Helpful Websites
Training for Staff
Michael Brouillard, Tim Carter, Erin Chapa, Kim Dasbach,
Cathi Fabjance, Ryan Jastrzab, Rory Joyce, Nikki Lynch, Clay Manley
iLearn Leadership Academy
Tools for staff to use
How to train your staff