Stomp Out Bullying at Briscoe!!! Your Counselors: Mrs. Clark: 7th & 6th M-Z Mrs. Navin: 8th & 6th A-L Mrs. Mitchell: Specialists
What is Bullying???*It is ITENTIONAL!*It is HARMFUL!*It is REPEATED again and again!*It creates INTIMIDATION!*It is an ABUSE OF POWER/ CONTROLLING!“Bullying is the continued abuse of power that is intentionally hurtful. Bullying is not a part of normal conflict. -Maine project against Bullying
Types of Bullying: Physical *Harm to another body or property Examples: making threatening gestures, pushing, shoving, defacing property, stealing, assault with hands, feet, or object
Types of Bullying: Emotional*Harm to another’s self-esteemExamples:Verbal- insulting remarks, name calling, teasing, frightening phone calls or texting, violent threatsNonverbal- dirty looks, insulting gestures
Types of Bullying: SocialHarm to another’s group acceptanceExamples:GossipingStarting/spreading rumorsTeasing publiclyExcluding from groupTurning friends against othersPublic HumiliationUsing My Space, Facebook, texting, and/or tweeting to insult and embarrass others
Video Clip: Words Hurt…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1j6YA03hm4k&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1&safe=active
Where Bullying Occurs*Classrooms*Playgrounds*Hallways*Gyms/locker rooms*Bathrooms*Cafeteria*Bus*In your neighborhood*Through the computercell phone
Teasing vs. Conflict vs. Bullying What’s the difference?Teasing – Both people are having fun.Conflict – Neither person is having fun.Bullying – One person having fun at the expense of theother. There is an IMBALANCE OF POWER!
The law protects victims ofBullying!!! Effective September 1, 2009, a new Texas lawH.B. No. 2003 makes it a crime • to bully another student on or off campus.The school has the right to remove the bully and placehim/her at another campus of the school’s choosing. Depending on the activities involved… bullying another individual can be either a Class A Misdemeanor or a 3rd degree felony.
Bullying Roles Bully Target or Victim Bystander Active Bystander: Helping and joining in with bully Passive Bystander: Looking the other way, pretending not to notice, ignoring
Role of the Bystander There are no innocent bystanders!• Their actions can encourage bullying (ex: laughing)• Their actions can be seen as giving permission to bully (ex: not objecting or ignoring)• You need to REPORT it!!!
Beginning Strategies for Dealing with Bullying*Act brave, walk away or ignore the bully*Remember KELSO’S CHOICES!*Use humor to throw the bully off guard, yet do not make fun of the bully*Use the Buddy System-stay with friends or a group. Stand up to the bully verbally with support of friends behind you.
Strategies Continued…*Develop more friends by joining clubs, sports, and other school organizations*Bottom Line…REPORT the bully to another adult. Go to your teachers, parents, counselors, or another trusted adult.You are not tattling; this is a problem everyone needs support with!!!
The Three R’s*RECOGNIZE!*REFUSE!*REPORT!Remember…you are not snitching, you are being responsible by REPORTING!!!
How can we report a bullyingincident?*If it’s happening in the classroom, report it to your teacher immediately!*You can also come speak with your grade level counselor or administrator to report a bullying incident. or*Fill out an anonymous report and drop it in our Bengal Pride Box or*Go to our counselors’ web page and make an online- anonymous report.www.nisd.net Departments Counseling
Remember…Your Briscoe Administrators, Teachers and Counselors are here to help you!!!