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  1. 1. Bullying: What is it and what can we do about it? By: Erin Borland ED 526 Bullies and Victims in the Schools
  2. 2. What is Bullying?  Bullying occurs when one or more individuals inflicts physical, verbal, or emotional abuse on another.  Bullying is when a stronger, more powerful person hurts or frightens a smaller or weaker person on purpose again and again.
  3. 3. Characteristics of Bullies  A bully is someone who seeks power and control over others. They probably have low selfesteem, seek attention, are irresponsible, and have trouble following rules. They generally think that aggression is an okay way to show their feelings.
  4. 4. Characteristics of Victims  A victim can be anyone who appears to be different in some way than others. These differences could include a speech impediment, being short or tall, have a different color hair, have learning challenges, have difficulty with coordination, and so many more. They are generally weaker than the bully; therefore, unwilling to stand up to the bully, and generally does what the bully demands.
  5. 5. Why Do People Bully?  People       bully because: They are frustrated They get some sort of reward or satisfied feeling They are victims of abuse/neglect They are being bullied by someone else They are being poorly influenced by others They have a poor or no role model
  6. 6. Where Does Bullying Happen?          On the bus In the bathrooms In the hallways In the classroom On the playground At the bus stop In the cafeteria On the computer Bullying happens EVERYWHERE!
  7. 7. Types of Bullying  Verbal  Physical  Emotional  Sexual  Cyberbullying
  8. 8. What is Verbal Bullying?  Verbal    bullying usually involves: Name calling Incessant mocking And laughing at someone else’s expense
  9. 9. What is Physical Bullying?  Physical bullying can accompany verbal bullying and includes:       Hitting Pushing Kicking Pinching Hair pulling Or threats of physical harm
  10. 10. What is Emotional Bullying?  Emotional bullying is more subtle than other types of bullying. It can include:   Isolating or excluding someone from activities Spreading rumors about someone
  11. 11. What is Sexual Bullying?  Sexual   bullying involves: Unwanted physical contact (including brushing up against someone to make them feel uncomfortable) Unwanted abusive or inappropriate sexual comments
  12. 12. What is Cyberbullying?  Cyberbullying done through:      is any form of bullying that is Email Text messages Internet chat rooms Instant messages Or any other technological device or means.
  13. 13. What Are the Effects of Bullying?  People who are targets of repeated bullying may:       Feel emotionally withdrawn Have a difficult time interacting with peers Become depressed Have low self-esteem Be afraid to attend school Become anxious
  14. 14. How Can We Stop Bullying?  We can stop bullying by taking the power away from the bully. You can do this when you:    Befriend a victim Stand up for the victim Tell an adult
  15. 15. Remember:  Tattling is when you’re trying to get someone in trouble.  Reporting is when you’re trying to get someone out of trouble.