NCompass Live: Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall ... Bullying Concerns Us All

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Join Gayle Roberts, Library Director of Blair Public Library, as she takes a brief look at the increased visibility of bullying in children of all ages. You will learn how libraries can help our youth …

Join Gayle Roberts, Library Director of Blair Public Library, as she takes a brief look at the increased visibility of bullying in children of all ages. You will learn how libraries can help our youth recognize the downfalls of bullying by providing informative materials and activities for all ages, preschool through high school, as well as for parents and adults in the community.

NCompass Live - April 28, 2010

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  • I hope that school authorities strengthen ties with students as well as parents in making sure that bullying issues are lessened and eventually be gone. I am a parent and I'm worried and I don't want anyone to experience threatening cases like this especially my kids. As a way of helping everyone especially the parents, who still find it quite hard to manage issues like this, I found this great application which featured 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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  • 1. Spring, Summer, Winter,
    Fall……
    BULLYING CONCERNS US ALL !
    NCompass Live – April 28, 2010
  • 2. The “W” words
    WHAT is bullying?
    WHO is bullied?
    WHEN does it happen?
    WHERE does it happen?
    WHY does it happen?
  • 3. What is bullying?
    bul·ly
    –noun
    1. a blustering, quarrelsome, overbearing person who habitually badgers and intimidates smaller or weaker people.
    –verb (used with object) 6. to act the bully toward; intimidate; domineer.
    –verb (used without object) 7. to be loudly arrogant and overbearing.
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/bullying
  • 4. People of different gender
    People of different race
    People with handicaps
    People who exhibit shyness
    People who exhibit “different” behaviors
    Who is bullied?
  • 5. When, WHERE, and why
    Depends on the age of the person
    During school hours
    When older and younger children are together
    Playgrounds, Malls, LIBRARIES, public places
    And why?
    Ignorance
    Power, Need for notice
  • 6. MYTHS v. Facts
    http://www.bullying.org/external/documents/Bullying.org_Bullying_Myths-Facts%20Pamphlet.pdf
    Myth: “Bullying is a school problem, the teachers should handle it”
    Fact: Bullying is a broader social problem that often happens outside of schools, on the street, at shopping centers, the local pool, summer camp and in the adult workplace.”
  • 7. Myths v. facts
    Myth: “Just stand up for yourself and hit them back”
    Fact: While there are some times when people can be forced to defend themselves, hitting back usually makes the bullying worse and increases the risk for serious physical harm.
  • 8. Myths v. facts
    Myth: “If I tell someone, it will just make it worse.”
    Fact: Research shows that bullying will stop
    when adults in authority and peers get involved
  • 9. http://www.youthvoiceproject.com/YVPMarch2010.pdf
  • 10. WHY DO WE CARE?
    Libraries are a public place, and bullying does occur within our walls or on our grounds
    We stand for equal access to information for all ….. And all are welcome and safe within our walls
    Librarians do have “power” in a child’s life, akin to teachers
    We care because our hearts are in the right place. 
  • 11. What can we do?
    Get involved in various projects, connecting the school with the library.
    During high traffic times for children, have an adult presence on the library floor.
    Provide materials
    Include tolerance in story times
  • 12. For the younger set
    Best Behavior Series
    Hands are not for Hitting
    Feet are not for Kicking
    Teeth are not for Biting
    Tails are not for Pulling
    Words are not for Hurting
    Kids Talk About Bullying by Carrie Finn
    Recess Queen by Alexis O;Neill
    Berenstain Bears and the bully
  • 13.
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  • 15. Activities
    Hand print wreaths
    Caring Chain
    http://www.crayola.com/crafts/detail/caring-chain-to-stop-bullying--craft/
    Coloring Book
    http://www.pacer.org/bullying/bpaw/coloringbook.pdf
    Therapy dogs / pet shelters
  • 16. Juvenile
    Humor works best
    The pros and cons of Junie B. Jones
    Diary of a Wimpy Kid
    Let’s Work it Out series
    How to deal with fighting
    How to deal with bullies
    How to deal with insults
    How to deal with teasing
  • 17.
  • 18. Teens
    True stories
    Lots of non-fiction
    Realistic situation fiction
  • 19.
  • 20. Online ………..
    Cyberbullying
    Mean Behind the Screen
    Teen Cyberbullying Investigated
    Social Networking – friend or foe?
    Filters? Do they work? (Chat Roulette)
  • 21. 40 developmental assets
    Search Institute
    http://www.search-institute.org/developmental-assets/lists
    Building assets in kids helps prevent risk behaviors, including bullying
  • 22. Don’t forget medline Plus….
    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/bullying.html
    Great information! (and thanks to Siobhan Champ-Blackwell for the info!)
  • 23. In conclusion…..
    Provide educational materials
    Provide a safe place
    Be someone they can come to
    Be aware… and care
  • 24. CONTACT INFO
    Gayle Roberts
    Blair Public Library
    210 So. 17th St.
    Blair, NE 68008
    402-426-3617