Bullying: Use of force or coercion to abuseor intimidate othersCan be habitual or involve social orphysical powerTypes of bullying Verbal and Physical
Examples:Fighting, threatening, name calling, teasingWhere: School, Work, Military, Neighborhood, Online, Texting, etc.
What Causes a Bully?A bully is usually a person who has been abusedor bullied themselvesThey believe fear is a way to gain respectCast blame on othersGenetics can play a roleOften have poor social skills and poor judgmentHave lack of empathySometimes bullying starts from a parent figure athome
Warning SignsIf your child: With drawls Loss in friends Drop in grades Bruising Torn clothes
VictimDon’t have manyfriendsHave higherachievementsDress differentlyLow self-esteemPeople who appearvulnerableDifferent ethnicity
Prevent Bulling! Teach the child to solve problems without violence Help give them confidence Open relationship at home Have a support system Expect that one might be bullied
How do we preventbullying? Become aware Tell a parent of teacher Avoid being alone Ignore the bully
FactsAbout 160,000 children miss school due tobeing scared of bullies1 in 4 teachers see nothing wrong withbullying and wont intervene but 4% of thetimeA person’s body image is the number onereason for bullying 1 out of 10 students drop out