Scranton MMA anti Bully Education Bystander to upstander


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Scranton MMA Anti Bullying education from by stander to upstander. This presentation covers several non violent ways that we can educate children so that they can help prevent bullying. It covers several tips that a child can employ to help prevent bullying in their school to both friends and strangers a like.

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Scranton MMA anti Bully Education Bystander to upstander

  1. 1. What is Bullying?Most experts agree on two keyproperties which separate bullying fromother disputes that arise among youngpeople—repeated harmful acts and animbalance of power. Sometimes thesehurtful actions are plainly visible asphysical manifestations, but othertimes, such as when gossip, namecalling, and rumors are used to isolatethe target, the actions are surreptitious.The Bullying CycleIn addition to the tormentor and the chosentarget, bullying typically involves others.Numerous peers often witness or are awareof the bullying, and they must choose howto respond. The choice comes down toplaying one of three roles: perpetrator,bystander, or upstander. These three rolesare fluid; anyone can be a perpetrator,bystander, or upstander at different timesand in different situations.• Perpetrators join in the bullying,escalate the harassment, or initiate newattacks on the target later.• Bystanders attempt to remainuninvolved in the situation, often by lookingon silently or finding an excuse to walkaway.• Upstanders take action to oppose thebullying in some way. They might intervenedirectly and tell the tormentors to stop, butthey need not put themselves at risk inorder to be helpful. Upstanders might alsorespond in other ways such as makingfriends with the targeted student or seekinghelp from adults.“a bully is a new friend that I just haven’t made yet” www.scrantonmma.comFrom BystanderTo UpstanderEvery day children seebullying. They want tohelp the victims but theydon’t know how. Thishelpful guide will assistyour child in going frombystander to upstanderwith five easy ways theycan prevent bullying fromhappening.
  2. 2. Tip#2Tell A Trusted AdultAn adult can help stop bullying by interveningwhile its in progress, stopping it from occurringor simply giving the person being bullied ashoulder to lean on. Bystanders can tell a trusted adult inperson or leave them a note. If bullying is occurring, bystanders can gofind, or ask a friend to find, a trusted adultas soon as possible. Perhaps they can helpstop the bullying from continuing. Remind children who witness bullying notto get discouraged if theyve already talkedto an adult and nothing has happened.They can ask a family member if they willhelp, and make sure the adult knows that itis repeated behavior. Try talking to as many adults as possible iftheres a problem. The more adults theyinvolve, the better.“we must learn to fight hatred with tolerance and violence with peace” www.scrantonmma.comTip #1 Be A FriendChildren can help someone who is been bullied by simply being nice to them at anothertime. Being friendly can go a long way toward letting them know that theyre not alone. A bystander can help by spending time with the person being bullied at school. Simplegestures like talking to them, sitting with them at lunch, or inviting them to playsports or other games during physical education or recess can help a lot. Advise the child to listen to the person being bullied, let them talk about the event. They can call the person being bullied at home to provide support, encourage themand give advice. Try sending a text message or going up to the person who wasbullied later to let that person know that what happened wasnt cool, and that theyrethere for them. A bystander can help by telling the person being bullied that they dont like thebullying and asking them if he can do anything to help. Bystanders can also help the person being bullied talk to a trusted adult.
  3. 3. ”every child deserves a happy childhood” www.scrantonmma.comTip #3 Help The Target Get AwayThe Realities of BullyingIn a 2011 study The National Associationof School Psychologists estimates: Over 160,000 students miss schooleach day because they fear beingbullied. Two-thirds of middle school facultyand staff reported that theywitnessed bullying frequently intheir schools. 89% of middle school studentsinterviewed had witnessed an actof bullying and 49% said they hadbeen a victim of a bully. 20% of high school studentsreported being bullied at schoolduring the previous twelve months.There are a few simple, safe ways childrencan help the person being bullied get awayfrom the situation. However they do it, makesure the child knows not to put themselves inharms way. Create a distraction. If no one isrewarding the child who is bullying bypaying attention, the behavior maystop. Bystanders can help to focus theattention on something else. A bystander can offer a way for theperson being bullied to leave the sceneby saying something like, "PrincipalJones needs to see you right now," or"Come on, we need another player forour team." Remind children to intervene only if itfeels safe to do so, and never useviolence in order to help the person getaway from the situation.
  4. 4. If a child knows not to bully others, then otherstudents will follow their example. To help evenmore, children can actively participate in anti-bullying activities and projects. Make sure children dont bully others anddont encourage bullying behavior. Encourage them to look for opportunities tocontribute to the anti-bullying culture at theirschool through school clubs andorganizations. They can create anti-bullying posters, sharestories or show presentations promotingrespect for all. Use tools like the guest speakers from theanti-bullying movement or the schooltransformation system available fromScranton MMA.Tip #4Lead By ExampleTip #5 Don’t Give Bullying an AudienceIf one of your childs friends or peers begins to bully someone, they shouldnt encouragethe behavior by giving it an audience. Instead of laughing or supporting it, they can letthe bully know that such behavior isnt entertaining. Oftentimes, those who bully are encouraged by the attention that they receivefrom bystanders. Children can help stop bullying by actively not supporting it. Remind them that when they see bullying, they can act disinterested or blatantlystate that they dont think bullying is entertaining or funny. Children can help by keeping their distance from the situation. If they ignore it, itmay stop. If the bullying doesnt stop, the bystander should follow other tips, suchas telling a trusted adult.