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  1. 1. Take a Stand Against Bullying Parent Presentation
  2. 2. Bullying is… As defined by state law SHB 1444 and ISD policy 3214 An intentional written, verbal or physical act, including but not limited to one shown to be motivated by any characteristic such as race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, or other distinguishing characteristics, when the intentional act: (a) Physically harms a student or damages his/her property; or (b) Substantially interferes with the student’s education; or (c) Is so severe, persistent or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or threatening educational environment; or (d) Or substantially disrupts the orderly operation of a school Take a Stand Against Bullying
  3. 3. Simply stated, bullying… Is intimidating or subjecting a person to hostility or ill treatment . Involves actions which cause another person to feel afraid, humiliated, embarrassed, threatened or shamed. Occurs in a relationship in which there is an imbalance of power. Is repeated over time. Take a Stand Against Bullying
  4. 4. Bullying Happens in Four Ways Verbal Teasing, jokes, ignoring/isolation, gossip, threats Physical Blocking someone’s path, physical restraint, pushing/kicking, hazing Sexual Teasing, touching, slapping, pictures, emails, graffiti, sexual assault Property Hiding belongings, theft, arson, extortion, vandalism, destruction Take a Stand Against Bullying
  5. 5. Bullying is NOT… A normal childhood activity A rite of passage The target’s fault Take a Stand Against Bullying
  6. 6. Differentiating Bullying from Normal Peer Conflict/Mean Behavior Normal conflict/mean behavior Bullying Equal power or are friends Imbalance of power Happens occasionally Repeated negative actions Accidental Intentional Not serious Physical or emotional harm Equal emotional reaction Unequal emotional reaction Not seeking power Seeking control/material things Remorse-will take responsibility No remorse-blames target Effort to solve the problem No effort to solve the problem Take a Stand Against Bullying
  7. 7. For the target, bullying is a “loss” experience. LOSS of safety LOSS of self-esteem LOSS of belonging LOSS of control over their own life Take a Stand Against Bullying
  8. 8. Effects of Bullying on the Target Physical Effects Emotional Effects Stomach aches Alienation Weight loss/gain Low self-esteem Headaches Insecurity Drop in grades FEAR Drug or alcohol use Depression Sexual activity Withdrawn Physical aggression Aggression Suicidal Anger Homicidal Vengeful Take a Stand Against Bullying
  9. 9. Warning Signs that your child may be the target of bullies Frequently teased, taunted belittled, ridiculed, intimidated threatened, dominated or subdued Has a derogatory nickname Regularly has bruises or injuries that can’t be explained Has belongings taken or damaged Few or no close friends at school Take a Stand Against Bullying
  10. 10. Warning Signs Frequently socially isolated Less assertive or lacks the skills to respond to others’ teasing or harassment Appears weak or easily dominated Tries to stay close to a teacher or other adult at recess or breaks Talk with your child about bullying! Take a Stand Against Bullying
  11. 11. What To Do if you suspect your child is being bullied Talk with your child If your child is being bullied, they need to have a voice in how the situation is handled. Contact the school Set up a meeting with your child’s teacher(s) or counselor. Consider including the school resource officer if applicable. Develop a plan for keeping your child safe, particularly during vulnerable times (class breaks, lunch, recess). Find out what activities or counseling options are available for your child. Contact police or school resource officer… If the actions are criminal (assault, theft, serious threats, vandalism) Take a Stand Against Bullying
  12. 12. Recommendations if you suspect your child is being bullied Don’t encourage your child to fight back--two wrongs don’t make a right! Listen to your child, do not ignore your child’s plea for help. Don’t confront the parents or the other child directly. Avoid bringing your child and the bully together to elicit an apology or resolve the issue. Take a Stand Against Bullying
  13. 13. What about the bully? Studies show that children identified as bullies by age 8 are six times more likely to be convicted of a crime by age 24. Brewster & Railsback 60% of kids characterized as bullies in the 6th- 9th grade had at least one criminal conviction by age 24. Brewster & Railsback Bullies are five times more likely to end up with a serious criminal record by age 30. National Association of School Psychologists Take a Stand Against Bullying
  14. 14. Contributing Factors Associated with Bullying Family Factors Lack of attention and warmth Modeling of aggressive behavior at home Poor supervision Individual Factors Active, impulsive personality Lack of empathy for others Craves attention and approval from others School School climate is perceived as uncaring or indifferent Teachers/staff unaware or unclear of bullying definitions or how to respond Take a Stand Against Bullying
  15. 15. What motivates a bully? Bullies prey on an imbalance of power. They may be seeking attention. They need to make themselves feel more important. They need a particular reaction from the other members of the group. Bullies believe their behavior is exciting and makes them more popular. Take a Stand Against Bullying
  16. 16. What motivates a bully? They may be coping with a loss. They may have an active and impulsive temperament. They may be victims of bullying/abuse. They may see violence modeled at home or elsewhere in their lives. They may have low self-esteem. Take a Stand Against Bullying
  17. 17. Warning Signs that your child may be bullying others Frequent name-calling Regular bragging A need to always get his/her own way Spending more time with younger or less powerful kids A lack of empathy for others A defiant or hostile attitude; easily takes offense Frequent misbehavior at school (e.g. name- calling, teasing, intimidating, physical aggression) Take a Stand Against Bullying
  18. 18. What To Do if you suspect your child may be bullying others Talk with your child Never condone bullying behavior; speak up and tell your child that the behavior they are engaging in is considered bullying. Encourage empathy for others Remind your child that everyone has a right to be themselves, to choose their own friends and to feel safe at school. Review consequences of bullying behavior Both discipline consequences and relationship consequences Reinforce respectful behaviors at home Help your child deal with feelings in positive ways Contact the school for help Set up a meeting with your child’s teacher(s) or counselor. Develop a plan for change. Take a Stand Against Bullying
  19. 19. School Interventions/ Consequences for Bullying Warning Verbal and written Permanently documented Coaching/Intervention Anger Management, Conflict Resolution/ Communication/ Problem Solving Skills, Diversity Training during Saturday school or before, during, or after school detention. May be provided by administrators, teachers, counselors, school psychologists, or school resource officers Suspension/Expulsion Referral to Law Enforcement (if applicable) Take a Stand Against Bullying
  20. 20. Together, students, staff, and parents… “Taking a stand against bullying” to promote safe, respectful, nurturing learning communities. Take a Stand Against Bullying

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