Bullying in School By Ariel Lang EDU 290 8:00 – 9:15
What is bullying? Bullying is the mental and physical abuse of a student by their peers Bullying can consist of: Name calling Physical abuse Exclusion from groups
Types of Bullying Verbal: this is the most common kind of bullying and it consists mainly of name calling, rude comments, and the bully often makes the victim the target of malicious jokes Physical: this consists of pushing, pulling, hitting, poking, pinching, kicking and other physical attacks from the bully on the victim Indirect: this kind of bullying is most common among girls and consists of spreading false rumors and talking behind the victims back
Types of Bullying Cont.. Social alienation: where a group of peers or even multiple groups exclude the victim from their group Cyber bullying: the bully uses the internet to ruin the victims reputation on social networking sites, blogs, chat rooms, and e-mail
Who are the victims? Anyone can be a victim, and anyone can be a bully Victims are usually quieter students who do not know how to stand up for themselves. They are normally branded as “weird”, “nerds”, or even “freaks” Nearly 160,000 students miss school every day because they are afraid of being bullied
Consequences of Bullying There has been a link between school shootings and bullying Many victims have been pushed to the point of violence due to bullying 100,000 students carry a gun to school because they want to “scare” their attacker this has lead to school shootings
Statistics 1 out of 4 students are bullied 1 out of 5 students admit to being a bully More bullying happens on school grounds than on the way to or from school Every seven minutes a student is bullied Out of that seven minutes only 7% of adults intervene Out of that seven minutes only 11% of peers intervene Out of that seven minutes 85% of bullying goes without any intervention
What is being done? Many schools are turning a blind eye on bullying They don’t want to or don’t know how to deal with bullies Many schools say that the victims just need to “suck it up” and let it go They try to use the old “sticks and stones” approach to bullying Many bullies get off with a slap on their wrist or nothing is done.
What can you do? The most important thing you can so is intervene if you see someone being picked on Stand up for the victim without getting in a physical altercation If you can’t intervene, report the abuse Keep checking in to see if anything has been done Don’t turn a blind eye Place yourself in their shoes, what if it were you?
Just remember… You do have the power to stop bullying. All you have to do is step up, speak out, and report all that you see. What you do can make a difference
Information on slide 1,2,3 all from http://www.bullyinginschools.com/ Statistic on slide 3 from http://www.parentingbookmark.com/pages/articleMB04.htm Statistic on slide 4 from http://www.how-to-stop-bullying.com/bullyingstatistics.html All statistics on slide 5 from http://www.how-to-stop-bullying.com/bullyingstatistics.html