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Keep calm and stop bullying

  2. 2. THE RISE OF SCHOOL BULLYING  • Bullying statistics: Bullying is becoming more and kids frequent among today's whilein locations like • About 42 percent of more have been bullied youth online school and online, according to recent bullying statistics. There are different types of with one in four being verbally attacked more than once. bullying of which bullying statistics reveal almost half of all students have experienced. • About recent bullying statistics show that bullying is on the rise among young Unfortunately,35 percent of kids have been threatened online. adults, teens and percentThe kids and teens have reported thatto a fairly • About 58 children. of rise in these bullying statistics is likely due recent form of bullying seen in recent years called cyber bullying. This type of bullying something mean has been said about them or to them has gotten immense media attention over the past few years sighting instances of online. cyber bullying pushed too far, and in many cases leading to cases of teen suicide or • Other bullying statistics show that about 77 percent of death. Many bullying statistics and studies have found that physical assaults have beenstudents have admittedassaults in the form of bashing, rumors and other replaced with constant cyber to being the victim of one type of hazing content targeted at a single student or group of students. bullying or another. • The American Justice Department bullying statistics show that one out of ever 4 kids will be bullied sometime throughout their adolescence. • 46 percent of males followed by 26 percent of females have admitted to being victims in physical fights as reported in one report of bullying statistics by the Bureau of Justice School. And we can see this at statistics
  3. 3. SCHOOL BULLYING TYPES 5. Intimidation is when a bully threatens someone else and 1. Physical bullying includes any physical contact or heror storiesthe bully frightens that person includes to make him that would whatorabout a 3. Indirect bullying enough spreading rumors do hurt injure person wants. like hitting, kicking, punching, etc. Taking something that belongs to someone, telling others about something that was told to you in someoneand excluding otherssending messages, pictures, of physical 6. Cyberbullyingdestroyingby would also be considered a type or be private, else and is done it from groups. An example would bullying. For information example, if someone was walking down(email & instant using electronic boy in computers the street and someone if you started a rumor that amedia, your class likes playing with came up to them and shoved them to the ground, that would be physical messages), or cell phones (textschools, up the of all bullyingFor dolls, and if the reason that you made 30.5% voicemail). is physical. bullying. In elementary and middle messaging & story was because instance, if youwas funny. Thisof a snake indirect bullying. person you thought it sent a picture would be in an email to a Indirect 2. Verbal bullying is name-calling, making offensive remarks, or joking about a because accounts for 18.5% are afraid of snakes, that would be an bullying you know that they of all bullying. person's religion, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or the way they example example, if there when a bully to a survey done in from a kid of cyberbullying. According kids who someone another 4. Social alienation is was a group ofexcludes made fun of2003 only look. For 4% of bullying is listedas fast as everyoneand this would include group on purpose. It as includes a bully spreading rumors, and because he couldn't runalso "other types" else, it would be an example of cyberbullying. 46.5% though this number seems verbal type.growth also making fun of of all bullying in schools is their differences. verbal bullying. Evensomeone by pointing out the small, the Verbal of this typeis when a bully teases up fast because of the spread of aggression of bullying is going someone. It can also include a bully making verbal threats of world. technology around theviolence or aggression against someone's personal property.
  4. 4. DEFINITION OF BULLYING Bullying has two key components: repeated harmful acts and an imbalance of power. It involves repeated physical, verbal or psychological attacks or intimidation directed against a victim who cannot properly defend him- or herself because of size or strength, or because the victim is outnumbered or less psychologically resilient. Bullying includes assault, tripping, intimidation, rumorspreading and isolation, demands for money, destruction of property, theft of valued possessions, destruction of another's work, and name-calling. In the United States, several other school behaviors (some of which are illegal) are recognized as forms of bullying, such as: sexual harassment (e.g., repeated exhibitionism, voyeurism, sexual propositioning, and sexual abuse involving unwanted physical contact); ostracism based on perceived sexual orientation; and hazing (e.g., upper-level high school athletes' imposing painfully embarrassing initiation rituals on their new freshmen Not all taunting, teasing and fighting among schoolchildren constitutes bullying.6 "Two persons of approximately the same strength (physical or psychological)"fighting or quarreling" is not bullying. Rather, bullying entails repeated acts by someone perceived as physically or psychologically more powerful.
  5. 5. EXTENT OF THE BULLYING PROBLEM Extensive studies in other countries during the 1980s and 1990s generally found that between 8 and 38 percent of students are bullied with some regularity, and that between five and nine percent of students bully others with some regularity. In some of the studies, lack of a common definition of bullying potentially distorts the Chronic victims of bullying, bullied once a week or more, generally constitute estimates ofand problem (Harachi, Catalano population. 1999). In addition, in the between 8 the 20 percent of the student and Hawkins United States, the lack of a galvanized focus on bullying has resulted in a lack of largescale school research efforts (such as those in Scandinavia, England, Japan, and Australia). Thus we have only limited insights of students bully bullying here. A South Carolina study found that 20 percent into the problem of others with some regularity (Limber et al. 1998). In an English study involving 25 schools and nearly Clearly, the percentage of students studentsbullies and to having bulliedresearch study, 3,500 students, 9 percent of the who are admitted victims varies by others by often depending on the definition used, the time frame examined (e.g., ever, frequently, sexual touching [Glover and Cartwright, with Gleeson (1998)]. once a week)† and other factors. Despite these differences, bullying appears to be widespread in schools in every country studying the problem. In the United States, fewer studies have been done. A recent study of a nationally representative sample of students found higher levels of bullying in America than in some other countries. Thirteen percent of sixth- through 10th-grade students bully, 10 percent reported being victims, and an additional six percent are victimbullies.8 This study excluded elementary-age students (who often experience high levels of bullying) and did not limit bullying to school grounds. Several smaller studies from different parts of the country confirm high levels of bullying behaviors, with 10 to 29 percent of students reported to be either bullies or victims.
  6. 6. TESTIMONIES OF VICTIMS Hannah Richard When Deb I was in Year 4 (3rd Grade), I joined a new school, everyone instantly became my frined, and I had grown an interest in a particular boy I sat next to. In Year 7 (6th Grade), Bullying ishim, and in Year 5 (4th Grade), I had funny, andoften, people shrug it off Year It I had everything going for me; Being popular, told Too desirable to the opposite as I still liked something that's been around friend about it; we fell out in sex."a part of growing up". But the and my supposedly be a devastating all my other 6 was Grade). (5th weeks after my 14 Birthday, consequences can best 'friend', turnedexperience for the recipient. I can remember back to my own childhood, there was a girl in my Inmates7, she had told everyone,was jealousy of the above qualities I possessed. He had Year against me because he even the boy himself, and it caused me to cry even so neighborhood that would often be taunted with cruel jokes. As kids, we would all moremuchmore than in the school, and barred any potential new friends interacting with me. and influence usual. just I then stand by and laugh. Though seeming harmless at the time, I am embarrassed Butwalked the halls personal; she started bullying mystill haunts me to this very day. stick things got like a ghost; the isolation period best friend, Sara, and I had to to admit, I myself, had sometimes been laughing at the expense of that girl. In later up for her. as an early teen, I also had a turn at a bullying experience. Now I felt exactly years The up to the bully and 2 and half years; violence, verbal abuse,I isolation etc, and only I went bullying went on forpunchedscaredthe face. What elseown self worth. Just like that what because I to feel hurt, her in and doubting my were to do? She got up stopped it was like left.stopped her and kneed her in the of Year did too,just sat triedgirl from my neighborhood a few years earlier. Unfortunately, this problem in punching me, but I The Head Teacher nor the Head gut. She had done They back and let me endure a months had to only way tomy of, describe it is a "living hell". previous years,to flyhit me30 lot,radar. Itthe stick all races, self. She then religions. I do continues and under the so I effects up for genders and said "What love you think you're kids banning together andof her flatend these problems. This is a harsh the 17 years ago; My I responded, as helping nose, "Sorry, did I hurt you, of doing?" So That isideaAnd everyone life is a complete success now unlike the bullies; One got Voldemort?" around me us all. As me, I felt I urge but necessary issue that effects applaudeda parent, proud. usof the others are just all to talk to our kids murdered,days later, Ipermanently unemployed, {edited.} and most and got a detention another is had been called to the headteacher's office, A couple ofthe facts. Don't ignore it or be afraid to face it. Reach out and help stop the about drifters in her. She never let me explain what happened. for kneeing life who will never amount to anything. hate. The point is, it's good to stick up for yourself, but maybe do it verbally, not physically; -Deb also better to tell someone about your situation before the fighting and standing and it's up for yourself. ;) I needed to protect my best friend, any good friend would, but I should have told a teacher or authoritive adult. ~ Hannah
  7. 7. BULLYING STATISTICS UK Bullying statistics UK – Out of the shadows Bullying is a common problem throughout the world that impacts children and adults alike. Bullying statistics UK has brought the inescapable facts of bullying out of the shadows in recent years. It is reported that 69% of UK children face confrontations with bullies and 87% of their parents state their child has faced a situation with bullies. 20% of the instigators of bullying own up to their part of the issue. Many have witnessed someone being bullied and 82% of those witnesses attempted to intercede. Additionally, bullying statistics UK confirms that an estimated twenty children per year successfully commit suicide due to the stress of victimization. However, this number may be low as it is based only on cases which have been documented and doesn’t account for the undocumented, unsuccessful attempts. It appears that over half of the individuals who have reported being bullied have also been physically harmed during the attack. Of those physically harmed, 34% required medical attention and 3% of the reported attacks were instigated using a weapon of some kind. Two-fifths of male bullies are reported to have at least three criminal charges by age twenty-four.
  8. 8. Ways to prevent school bulling Five Tips to Help Principals Prevent Bullying According to Dillon, effectively addressing a bullying problem requires a culture change. A true culture change takes time, but a few key steps to help principals get started: Practice What You Preach Don't use your status as the school leader as the lever for change; instead, "listen before talking and reflect before acting" to ensure your staff feel valued (this is backed up by the NEA survey, which found an important predictor of adult willingness to intervene in bullying was their "connectedness" to the school, defined as their belief they are valued as individuals and professionals in the learning process). Assess the Extent of the Problem Survey students, staff and parents to find out how much and what type of bullying is going, as well as where and when, to target prevention efforts. Develop a School-wide Code of Conduct that reinforces school values and clearly defines unacceptable behavior and consequences. Empower bystanders -- teachers and especially students -- to help enforce it by training them to identify and respond to inappropriate behavior. Increase Adult Supervision Most bullying happens when adults are not present, so make sure they are "visible and vigilant" in hallways, stairwells, cafeterias and locker rooms, as well as on buses and the way to and from school for students who walk. Conduct Bullying Prevention Activities such as all-school assemblies, communications campaigns or creative arts contests highlighting school values to bring the community together and reinforce the message that bullying is wrong.
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  10. 10. THANK YOU FOR THE WARNING Karsikis George Ferraios Alexis