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    • Say no to bullying
    • Bullying - repeated verbal, physical, social or psychological aggressive behavior by a person or group directed towards a less powerful person or group that is intended to cause harm, distress or fear
    • Bullying is based on a child’s race, color, national origin, sex, or disability
    • “Bullies are always cowards at heart and may be credited with a pretty safe instinct in scenting their prey.” Anna Cooper
    • Forms of bullying: • Name- calling, epithets, slurs, verbal abuse • Graphic or written statements • Threats • Physical assault • Threatening, humiliating, harmful conduct
    • Cyber bullying: • Text message bullying • Picture and video clip bullying • Phone call bullying • E-mail bullying • Chat-room bullying • Bullying by instant messaging • Bullying via websites
    • Bullying at school can lead to: • School avoidance • Higher rates of absenteeism • Decrease in grades • Inability to concentrate • Loss of interest in academic achievement • Increase in dropout rates
    • Statistics: • 25% of schoolchildren claim they have been victimized • Nearly 60% of schoolchildren with disabilities are bullied regularly (Source:
    • Stop bullying now! Take a stand – lend a hand.
    • Advice to parents • Remember: it is never the responsibility of the child to fix a bullying situation • Talk to you child and be prepared to handle his/her questions and emotions • Listen without judgment, help the child to work out their feelings and determine their next steps • Inform school staff about bullying situations
    • Advice to teachers • Be on the alert and regularly inspect places where bullying is likely to happen • Encourage schoolchildren to interfere when their peers are bullied • Promote confidence and self esteem in schools • Be proactive: start an anti-bullying project • Involve celebrities – it will encourage people to stop bullying • Involve the community, promote anti-bullying public sentiment
    • Advice to the bullied • Speak up, stand for yourself • Don’t get angry, don’t cry – don’t give the bully the satisfaction they are looking for • Don’t be afraid to get help from your parents and teachers • Come out with it, don’t live with it forever
    • Stand together against bullying!