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  • When your child is being bullied, it's hard to concentrate on anything else, all you want to do us make it stop immediately. At some point, your child will be picked on or will have his feelings hurt by others. Luckily, after reading articles online, I found a perfect solution that has been working perfectly for my family which featured a safety app which gets me connected to a Safety Network or escalate my call to the nearest 911 when needed, it has other cool features that are helpful for your kids with just a press of a Panic Button. Check it here: http://www.SafeKidZone.com/
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  • *30% or 5.7 million children as victim, perpetrator or both
  • *not completely anonymous, leaves a digital footprint (IP address) *disinhibition makes it more difficult to control impulsive behavior; consequences aren’t immediate; no swift or certain response clues a child to the inappropriateness of their behavior *viral nature – sent to a large amount of people in a short amount of time; technology expedites the process *limitless victimization risks – no where to hide, even private places
  • (receive positive reinforcement, material , enjoy status and prestige because others fear them, command attention) (can’t control their anger and frustration) (no warmth or affection, trouble sharing feelings, not close; parents use inconsistent discipline or strict and physical punishment, little monitoring)
  • (victim scared of facing bullying, bullies more likely to skip school or eventually drop out) (more frequently picked on, more severe the symptoms = stress) (coping mechanism)
  • Columbine School Shooting April 20, 1999 (12 student & 1 teacher) Eric Harris & Dyland Klebold

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  • Bullying Prevention PRESENTED BY: Officer Mark A. Stead School Resource Officer
  • What is Bullying? “ A person is bullied when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more other persons, and he or she has difficulty defending himself or herself.” Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
  • The Three Key Components of Bullying Behavior
    • Aggressive behavior involving unwanted, negative actions.
    • A pattern of behavior repeated over time.
    • An imbalance of power or strength.
  • Bullying Statistics
    • Nearly 1 in 3 students is involved in bullying
    • While school violence as a whole is declining, bullying behaviors have increased by 5%
    • Obese, gay or kids with disabilities 63% more likely to be bullied than other children
    • National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center
  • Facts about Bullying
    • On a daily average 160,000 children miss school out of fear of being bullied if they attend classes.
    • Every 7 minutes, a child is bullied on a school playground with over 85% of those instances occurring without any intervention.
    • The top five states in regards to reported incidents of bullying and cyber bullying are California, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Washington.
  • Forms of Bullying
    • Physical Bullying
    • Verbal Bullying
    • Relational Bullying
    • Cyber Bullying
  • Physical Bullying Physical bullies invade the physical space of another person in an unwelcome manner by pushing, kicking, hitting, slapping, biting, choking, etc. It also includes the unwanted tampering with or the destruction of another’s property.
  • Physical Bullying
    • physical bullies are action-oriented
    • imbalance of physical strength
    • occurs most often at school
    • more common among males
    • least sophisticated type of bullying
  • Verbal Bullying Verbal bullies use words to hurt or intimidate another person; i.e. name-calling, insults, racist comments, constant teasing and even threats. Easy to inflict – quick and to the point. No visible scars.
  • Relational Bullying Also known as covert bullying, whereas harm is done through damage to relationships or social status within a group. It is a form of hidden aggression that is more common among girls than boys.
  • Relational Bullying
    • Gossip
    • Lies
    • Betrayal
    • Isolation
    • Exclusion
    • Humiliation
    • Rumors
    • Secrets
    • Silent Treatment
    • Harassment
  • Cyber Bullying
    • “ Willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices.”
    • Hinduja & Patchin, 2009
  • Cyber Bullying
    • “ My son was early casualty and his death an early warning to our society that we’d better pay attention to how our children use technology. We need to study this new societal problem with a sense of urgency and great diligence.”
    • John Halligan
  • Technology & Teens Cox Communications Teen Online & Safety Survey
  • Amount Parents Know About What Teens Do Online Cox Communications Teen Online & Safety Survey
  • Cyber Bullying – Social Networks
    • E-mail
    • Chat Rooms
    • Voting/Rating Web Sites
    • Blogging Sites & Online Gaming
    • Instant Messages
    • Cell Phones
    • Question & Answer Web Sites
  • Cyber Bullying - Examples
    • Repeatedly sending threatening, offensive, rude and/or insulting messages.
    • Posting or sending digitally altered photos.
    • Impersonating another and sending offensive messages.
    • Tricking someone into revealing embarrassing information and forwarding to others.
    • Distributing or posting derogatory information about another.
    • “ Happy Slapping”
    • Sexting
    • Flaming/ Trolling
    • Cyberstalking
  • Cyber Bullying - Issues
    • Anonymity & Pseudonymity
    • Disinhibition
    • Lack of Supervision
    • Viral Nature
    • Limitless Victimization
  • Why do bullies bully?
    • strong need to be in control and exert their dominance over others
    • rewards for their bullying behaviors
    • lack the ability to self regulate emotions
    • heavily influenced by their family backgrounds
  • Impact of Bullying
    • Depression
    • Low self esteem
    • Health Problems
    • Poor Grades
    • Suicidal Thoughts
    • Aggression
    • Difficulty controlling anger
    • Isolation
    • Lack of Assertiveness
  • The Bullying Spectrum… Bullycide Columbine Massacre
  • Bullying – PA Law
    • Act 61 requires individual schools to develop and implement anti-bullying policies that facilitate reporting bullying and taking disciplinary action.
    • The act defines bullying as an intentional electronic, written, verbal or physical act or series of acts directed at another student or students which occur in a school setting.
  • Bullying – PA Law
    • the act must substantially interfere with a student’s education, create a threatening environment or substantially disrupt the orderly operation of the school.
    • “ school setting” is defined as the school, school grounds, in school vehicles, bus stops or any activity sponsored, supervised or sanctioned by the school.
  • Bullying – PA Law
    • The policy must delineate disciplinary consequences for bullying and may provide prevention, intervention and education programs.
    • The policy must identify the appropriate school staff person to receive reports of incidents of alleged bullying and must be posted on the school’s website and in every classroom, if possible.
    • Requires each school to adopt or amend an existing policy on bullying to incorporate “intentional electronic act” into the school code of conduct.
  • Bullying – PA Criminal Law
    • § 2701 Simple Assault
    • § 2702 Aggravated Assault
    • § 2709 Harassment
    • § 2709.1 Stalking
    • § 2706 Terroristic Threats
    • § 2710 Ethnic Intimidation
    • § 6312 Sexual abuse of children
  • Questions?
    • Officer Mark A. Stead
    • School Resource Officer