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Transcript of Bullying
What is a Bully?
Who is Affected?
Physical - hitting, kicking, pinching, tripping, pushing or damaging property
Verbal - name calling, insults, teasing, intimidation, verbal abuse
Covert - lying and spreading rumors, damaging someone's reputation, mocking, harsh jokes
Cyberbullying - bullying through technological devices; examples include harassment over the phone and setting up a defamatory website
Ways to Stop It
Take Immediate Action
Look the bully in the eye and tell him or her to stop
Avoid escalating the situation
Know when to walk away
Don't respond to cyberbullying attacks
Get Outside Help
Don't wait too long
Talk to your school administrators
Report cyberbullying to service providers
Call local law enforcement
Take legal action
Set a Good Example
Make sure you aren't perpetuating bullying behavior in your school
Stand up for other people
Spread the word that bullying has to stop
71% of students report incidences of bullying as a problem at their school.
56% of students have personally witnessed some type of bullying at school.
1 out of 10 students drop out of school because of being repeatedly bullied.
Harassment and bullying have been linked to 75% of school-shooting incidences.
Types of Bullying
A person who hurts, persecutes, or intimidates weaker or smaller people
The target of the harassment
Most likely hiding personal insecurities
Presented choice of helping or ignoring bullying
Common Bullying Involving Girls
Anonymous prank calls/emails/texts
Deliberate exclusion of others
Name calling; rumor spreading
Playing jokes to embarrass or humiliate
The video on the next slide is an excerpt from the movie
An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong
. This scene displays one of the many scenarios in which girls often bully each other. Although this clip primarily relates to girls, similar instances can also take place among boys.
These girls represent the thousands of girls that are judged every day, solely based on appearance and stereotypes. It's time to start treating people with respect and stop judging them because of hurtful labels.
Common Bullying Involving Boys
Abusing victims physically
Intimidating victims with threats
Shaming or humiliating the victim verbally
"Bullying is harmless."
Wrong! Bullying is the third leading cause of death among young people.
"It is only considered bullying if it's physical."
No! Bullying can include name calling, threats, or cyberbullying.