THE ACT OF BULLYINGBullying is unwanted, aggressive behavioramong school aged children in High School andcollege that involves a real or perceived powerimbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has thepotential to be repeated, over time.
TYPES OF BULLYINGVerbal bullying is saying or writing mean things.Verbal bullying includes:TeasingName-calling TauntingThreatening to cause harm
Social bullying involves hurting someone’s reputation or relationships. Social bullying includes: Leaving someone out on purpose Spreading rumors about someone Embarrassing someone in public
Physical bullying involves hurting a person’s body Hitting/kicking/pinching Spitting Tripping/pushing Taking or breaking someone’s things
Assess Bullying Know what’s going on. Adults underestimate the rates of bullying because kids rarely report it and it often happens when adults aren’t around. Target efforts. Understanding trends and types of bullying in your school, college or place of work
Parent and YouthEngagement Research shows that school administrators, such as principals, can play a powerful role in bullying prevention principal cannot do it alone. When parents and youth are involved it can be prevented
School Safety Committees a small group of people focused on school safety concerns one strategy to engage parents and youth, as well as others, in bullying prevention.
WHAT YOU CAN DO!!!!!! Take the time talk to your children about there school days and what they did If your child is the bully discipline him or her and educate them on the correct behaviors at school Educate your child if he or she is the victim to talk to you and how they can express there feelings so they don’t feel helpless