6th Grade Bullying Presentation

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Presentation given to 6th grade at Ahern Middle School in spring 2010. Materials borrowed form various sources. Email me if you would like the references.

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6th Grade Bullying Presentation

  1. 1. 6 th Grade Bullying Presentation Mrs. Reed Guidance Counselor February 2010
  2. 2. Definitions: What is Bullying???? <ul><li>What do YOU think?????? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Some definitions: <ul><li>1 – Bullying is unfair and one-sided . </li></ul><ul><li>It happens when someone keeps hurting, frightening, threatening, or leaving someone out on purpose . </li></ul>
  4. 4. Some definitions: <ul><li>2 – Bullying is Intentional , </li></ul><ul><li>There is an Imbalance of Power , </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>It is always Repeated . </li></ul>
  5. 5. How to recognize bullying: <ul><li>How do you know when you are being bullied????????? </li></ul>
  6. 6. How to recognize bullying: <ul><li>To help recognize bullying, </li></ul><ul><li>Ask yourself these questions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is it fair? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How does it feel? (Threatening?, Bad?, Uncomfortable?) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does it keep happening? </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. 2 Types of Bullying: <ul><li>Face-To-Face </li></ul><ul><li>And </li></ul><ul><li>Behind-The-Back </li></ul>
  8. 8. Face-to-Face Bullying <ul><li>This type of bullying is often easy to recognize: </li></ul><ul><li>The bullying behaviors are more obvious to the person being bullied and others. </li></ul><ul><li>The person being bullied and the person doing the bullying are both present . </li></ul><ul><li>The person being bullied knows that it is happening and usually knows who is doing the bullying. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Behind-The-Back Bullying: <ul><li>This type of bullying can sometimes be difficult to recognize. </li></ul><ul><li>The bullying behaviors are less obvious to the person being bullied and others. </li></ul><ul><li>The person being bullied might not be there when the bullying is happening. </li></ul><ul><li>The person being bullied might not know that it is happening or who is doing the bullying. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Teasing vs. Bullying Good-Natured Teasing Hurtful Teasing Playful between BOTH people. Angry body language. Uses a friendly tone. Uses angry tone. Encourages friendships. Continues even when distress is evident. Doesn’t lead to physical confrontations. Continues even when the topic is upsetting to others. Not serious. Serious with the intent to harm. Sometimes lightens a tense moment. Accompanied by “showing off.”
  11. 11. Bystanders and Allies <ul><li>A Bystander is anyone who witnesses bullying or knows that bullying is happening. </li></ul><ul><li>When a bystander helps the target , then he/she becomes the target’s ally (helper or friend) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Why is this part of a solution? <ul><li>A bystander could refuse to watch a bullying situation. </li></ul><ul><li>A bystander could privately talk to and offer to help the target. </li></ul><ul><li>A bystander could ask an adult for help with the situation. </li></ul><ul><li>A bystander could encourage others to get involved and help, or do something other than watch the bullying. </li></ul><ul><li>A bystander could tell the bully to stop! </li></ul><ul><li>A bystander could stand near the target for support, and give him/her confidence to refuse the bullying. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Responding to Bullying: <ul><li>1) Recognize the Bullying for what it is: </li></ul><ul><li>Not fair, Feels threatening, It keeps happening </li></ul><ul><li>2) Refuse to be bullied – if it is safe to speak out – say something like “Stop” or “Back off” with confidence . </li></ul><ul><li>3) Report the bullying to an adult, especially if </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a) someone is unsafe, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>b) refusing doesn’t work </li></ul></ul>

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