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middle school bully workshop

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Evyn Brown

on 22 March 2013

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Evyn Brown, Kendal Schweiss,
Taylor Gooch, Trinity Williams and Sarah Christoff What is Bullying?
Bullying is the aggressive behavior that is intentional and involves an imbalance of power or strength. Physical Bullying Action oriented.
It can be hitting, kicking, fighting or destroying other people property. Verbal Bullying Use words to hurt or humiliate.
Includes name calling, insulting, making racist jokes or comments and constant teasing.
Occurs in the least amount of time and can cause the most damage Emotional Bullying Convince their peers to exclude victims or reject the from their social connections. This type of bullying is linked to verbal bullying and occurs when children spread rumors about each other. It is the most devastating type of bullying. Phoebe Prince
1994-2010 Phoebe moved to the U.S. from small town Ireland.
Peers began teasing her when she encountered a relationship with a senior boy
She was called an Irish slut, had her books knocked our of her hands, and was sent threatening messages online.
Students abused her in school library, lunchroom, and in hallways and on the day of her death, a drink was thrown at her on her way home.
That afternoon she hanged herself in a stairwell in her home. Seth Walsh
1999-2010 Seth was bullied and teased starting in 4th grade because he was gay
Students bumped him in the shoulder in the halls, sent harmful and hateful messages through the internet and phones and was constantly called queer
Bullying was so severe his family decided to home school him
After going to be with his friends one afternoon he was jumped by 5 teens
That night Seth hanged himself in his backyard
Even after he died his MySpace
was defaced with demonic
symbols and hateful
words Why does this
matter to me?
Girls are more likely to bully
each other using social exclusion Cyber-bullying What is Cyber-bullying “communication or posting by one or more people using cyber technology or digital media designed to hurt, threaten, embarrass, annoy, blackmail, or otherwise target another person” This happens because the bully feels they are anonymous, people do things through the internet or phone that they would never dream of doing in real life. Why does this
matter to me?
85% of youth have reported experiencing at least 1 incident of online bullying in school within the past year Why does this
matter to me?
Adolescent girls are more likely than boys to have experienced cyber-bullying in their lifetimes and to have cyber-bullied in their lifetime. What do I do? Do not retaliate.

Respond after you've had a chance to calm down. dont give the bully a reason to turn it around on you.

Save the evidence.
You need the evidence you need before any steps can be taken to make it stop. Print it, save it or copy it. Just don’t erase!

Tell an adult. LGTB 54% of LGTB and allied youth reported being victims of cyber-bullying, among those, 45% also report feeling depressed as a result of being cyber bullied, 28% felt anxious about attending school and 26% had suicidal thoughts. LGTB Sexting Sexting is the sending or posting of nude or partially nude images of minors. Youth who sent sext may face charges or producing, possessing and or distributing child pornography.
One in five teens between the ages of 13 and 19 years old reported having sent a sexually suggestive image or message to another person.
66% of girls send these messages to be flirty or fun, 52% send them as a sexy present to their boyfriends, 44% send it in response to something they received, 40% send as a joke, 34% to feel sexy, 24% feel pressured by their friends. Jesse Logan
1990-2008 Jesse sent a nude picture of herself to her boyfriend
When they broke up, he sent them to other high school girls
Girls started harassing her, calling her a slut and whore and threw things at her
Jesse went to a funeral of a acquaintance who committed suicide and when she came home she hung herself and her cell phone was laying in the middle of her room Laws against sexting If your under 17 and you send a nude photo or partially nude photo to someone you are manufacturing child pornography

If your forward nude or partially nude phones you’ve received of a person 17 and under, you are distributing child pornography

If you have nude or partially nude photos you’ve received of a person who is under 17 on your phone, phones history, or computer you are in possession of child pornography

If you are under 17 and caught manufacturing, distributing and/ or possession of child pornography you may be sentenced to a juvenile detention facility

If over 18, you may be charged with a felony and sentenced to jail Laws against Sexting Megan’s law states that any person who intentionally views or knowingly possesses or controls any material depicting a child under the age of 18 years old engaging in a prohibited sexual act or in the simulation of such act commits an offence. If convicted under Megan’s Law, you are required to be registered as a sex offender for the rest of your life. Think about your Future! jobs your family's neighborhood college admissions what is bullying? it's the hitting, fighting, spreading rumors, leaving somebody out, gossiping, leaving mean comments, and posting rude things to intentionally hurt, belittle, or harm somebody. Its putting a rude comment or remark on someones Facebook wall, its tweeting something rude about someone. Its bullying from technology. Stereotyping Judging somebody because of appearance, involvement or what then enjoy. Its calling people stuck up because they're a cheerleader Its telling people they're Gothic because they wear dark clothing. Its calling the "popular" kids mean because of who they hang out with. Stop the Hate,
Start the LOVE And just in case you need another reason.... CYBERBULLYING
IS ILLEGAL!! The Megan Law HCSS/SS/SCS/SBS 818 &795
this act modifies various provisions relating to stalking and harassment. Required school boards to have a written policy requiring school administration to report crimes of harassment and stalking committed on school property to law enforcement.
Crimes on harassment include communication meant to frighten, or disturb another person, conducted to knowingly frighten, intimidate or cause emotional distress to another person are included. A person also commits harassment by
1) knowingly communication with another person who is, or who puts out to be, seventeen years of age or younger and in so doing, and without good cause, recklessly frightens, intimidates or causes emotional distress to such other person.
2) by engaging, without good cause, in any other act with the purpose to frighten, intimidate, or cause emotional distress to another person, because such person to be frightened, intimidated or emotionally distressed and such persons response to the act is one of a person of average sensibilities considering the persons age The Megan Law
Currently harassment is a class A misdemeanor. Under this act is a class A misdemeanor unless
1) committed by a person 21 years of age or older against a person 17 years of age or younger; or
2) the person has previously committed the crime of harassment.
In such cases, harassment is a class D felony. The Megan Law Wait, What? If you get caught bullying someone, cyber bullying someone or threatening or harassing someone you will be charged with misdemeanor charges or felony charges depending on the degree of the situation. Why Are we Here? Bystanders Anyone who is witnessing bullying in any form is a bystander.
85% of bullying occurs in presence of an audience and most bystanders believe that they are not doing any harm by simply watching someone get bullied, but by not doing anything your encouraging it.

When somebody steps in to stop the bullying it will usually stop within 10 seconds a majority of the time.

Bystanders have SO MUCH POWER over the situation. But a majority of the time you don't do anything.. Because its "funny" I don't want to be a snitch They had it coming It's not my business I'm not doing
anything wrong the more people around when someones being bullied
less likely for someone to step in and stop it because..

they think someone else will say something
they think its the socially acceptable thing to do Although many of these go unnoticed, they are
And unfortunately, more times then less, bullying can result in suicide Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death among young people, resulting in 4400 deaths a year.
For every one successful suicide, there are at least 100 suicide attempts.
14% of high school students have considered suicide
7% have attempted suicide
bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims
At least half of suicides among young people are related to bullying Stop the HATE STOP being a bystander
STOP bullying
STOP cyberbullying Start the LOVE START sticking up for yourself and others
START being a leader
START respecting yourself and people around you. If you or someone you know is being bullied, self harms, or has had suicidal thoughts, please reach out, you never know who' s life you may save. Crisis Help Line 1-888-644-5886 National Suicide Prevention Helpline
1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) Teen Line (310) 855-HOPE (4673) KUTO 1-888-644-5886 The life you save may be your own
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