Bullying is aggressive behaviorthat is intentional and thatinvolves an imbalance of power.It is when people repeatedly and intentionally usewords or actions against someone or a group of peopleto cause distress and risk to their wellbeing. 2
Why do some people bully? .They may see as a way of beingpopular, or making themselveslook tough and in charge see it as Some bullies do it to get attention Others might be jealous of the or things, or to make other person they are bullying. They people afraid of them may be being bullied themselves Some bullies may not even understand how wrong their behavior is and how it makes the person being bullied feel 3
Face-to-face bullying Sometimes reffered to as direct bullying. Involves physical actions such as: Punching or kicking Direct verbal actions such as name-calling and insulting09/08/2012 4
Covert bullyingSometimes reffered to as indirect bullying, is less direct, but just as painful.It means bullying which isn’t easily seen by others and is conducted out of sight, such as: • Excluding people from groups • Spreading lies or rumours Because is less obvious, it is often unacknowledged by adults. 5
CyberbullyingOccurs through the use ofInformation or communicationTechnologies such: - Instant messaging or chat - Text messages - Email and social networking sites or forums 6
Children who bullied typically demonstrate:• A strong sense of self-esteem• They like to feel powerful and in control• Bullies often come from homes that use physical punishment to discipline• Caregivers of bullies are typically uninvolved and lack warmth• Children who bully are often defiant toward authority figures and are apt to break rules 7
Children who are bullied are often insecure, socially isolated, anxious,and have low self-esteem They are unlikely to defend themselves or retaliate They tend to be weaker than their peers Are often overprotective or enmeshed with other children Children who are bullied perceive parent or teacher intervention to be ineffective and are unlikely to report the problem 8
Bully Defender Follower or ddislikes the henchman- bullying and may even tries to help carry out the victim acts Passive defender Supporter dislikes takes partbullying but does not in theshow open bullying defense Passive supporter seems to like Disengaged the bullying onlooker but does not take an active part 9
What can we do?All kids involved in bullying –whether they are bullied, bully others, orsee bullying – can be affected.Its important to support all kids involved to make sure the bullyingdoesn’t continue and effects can be minimized 10
What can we do? Here we have some tips that we think will help you if you are bullied: If you are being bullied, you should talk to someone you know well and trust. If you are being bullied while at school, it is a good idea to seek help from a friend, or to talk to a teacher or counsellor to see if they can help. 11
What can we do? You might feel more comfortable taking a friend with you to talk to the bully or when seeking help. If you feel safe and confident, you should approach the person who is bullying you and tell them that their behaviour is unwanted and not acceptable. 12
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