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  • School is the most safest learning environment, but when it talks about bullying it would become another story. Bullying is an issue that cannot be stopped, but I believe it can be prevented. I would like to suggest everyone to use the safety solution that I am using now. I learned it from my friends, the service is very helpful and useful to all. It is an application called panic button that is very easy to install. You might find it interesting too here's their site http://safekidzone.com/
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  1. 1. Bullying Stop it now.
  2. 2. What is bullying? <ul><li>Bullying happens when someone hurts or scares another person on purpose. </li></ul><ul><li>The person being bullied has a hard time defending himself or herself. </li></ul><ul><li>Usually, bullying happens over and over. </li></ul>
  3. 3. How do I know it’s bullying? <ul><li>Sometimes bullying is easy to notice, such as with hitting or name calling, and other times it's hard to see, like with leaving a person out or saying mean things behind someone's back. </li></ul><ul><li>Both boys and girls bully, and both boys and girls get bullied. </li></ul><ul><li>Bullying is not fair, and it hurts. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is bullying? <ul><li>Bullying is aggressive behavior that is intentional and that involves an imbalance of power or strength. </li></ul><ul><li>Typically, it is repeated over time. </li></ul><ul><li>Bullying can take many forms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>hitting or punching (physical bullying) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>teasing or name-calling (verbal bullying) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>intimidation using gestures or social exclusion (nonverbal bullying or emotional bullying) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>sending insulting messages by e-mail (cyberbullying). </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Statistics <ul><li>Studies show that between 15–25 percent of U.S. students are bullied with some frequency (“sometimes or more often”) while 15–20 percent report that they bully others with some frequency </li></ul>
  6. 6. Statistics <ul><li>In surveys of third through eighth graders in 14 Massachusetts schools, nearly half who had been frequently bullied reported that the bullying had lasted six months or longer </li></ul>
  7. 7. Does gender matter? <ul><li>Boys are more likely than girls to bully others </li></ul><ul><li>Girls frequently report being bullied by both boys and girls, but boys report that they are most often bullied only by other boys </li></ul>
  8. 8. Does gender matter? <ul><li>Verbal bullying is the most frequent form of bullying experienced by both boys and girls. </li></ul><ul><li>Boys are more likely to be physically bullied by their peers. </li></ul><ul><li>Girls are more likely to report being targets of rumor spreading and sexual comments. </li></ul><ul><li>Girls are more likely to bully each other using social exclusion. </li></ul>
  9. 9. What happens if…? <ul><li>Stresses of being bullied can interfere with student's engagement and learning in school. </li></ul><ul><li>Children and youth who are bullied are more likely than other children to be </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Depressed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lonely </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anxious </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have low self-esteem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feel unwell </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Think about suicide. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. What are the bullies like? <ul><li>Research shows that bullying can be a sign of other serious antisocial or violent behavior. </li></ul><ul><li>Children and youth who frequently bully their peers are more likely than others to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>get into frequent fights </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>be injured in a fight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>vandalize or steal property </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>drink alcohol </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>smoke </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>drop out of school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>carry a weapon </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. It Hurts Everyone <ul><li>Bullying also has an impact on other students at school who are bystanders to bullying. </li></ul><ul><li>Bullying creates a climate of fear and disrespect in schools and has a negative impact on student learning. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Bullying is Illegal. <ul><li>Texas Constitution: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“Student code of conduct must…(7)  prohibit bullying , harassment, and making hit lists and ensure that district employees enforce those prohibitions…” </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Consequences for Bullies <ul><li>Expulsion from school </li></ul><ul><li>Placement into juvenile detention center </li></ul>
  14. 14. What to Do <ul><li>Tell your parents or other trusted adults. They can help stop the bullying. </li></ul><ul><li>If you are bullied at school, tell your teacher, school counselor, or principal. Telling is not tattling. </li></ul><ul><li>Don't fight back. Don't try to bully those who bully you. </li></ul><ul><li>Try not to show anger or fear. Students who bully like to see that they can upset you. </li></ul>
  15. 15. What to Do <ul><li>Calmly tell the student to stop...or say nothing and then walk away. </li></ul><ul><li>Use humor, if this is easy for you to do. (For example, if a student makes fun of your clothing, laugh and say, “Yeah, I think this shirt is kind of funny-looking, too.”) </li></ul>
  16. 16. Take-Home Messages <ul><li>Bullying is no laughing matter. </li></ul><ul><li>Millions of people every year are hurt physically and emotionally by bullying. </li></ul><ul><li>Bullies are often insecure with themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>We can stop it if we are aware of it and take the right actions. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>“ Those who can, do. </li></ul><ul><li>Those who cannot, bully.” </li></ul>Special thanks to stopbullyingnow.org.