STOMP OUTBULLYING !A presentation on bullying andcyber bullying.By: Salley KingEDU352: Foundations of EducationalTechnologyInstructor: Lisa Sill
What is Bullying? Who is atarget for Bullies? Bullying is defined as “ the activity of repeated, aggressive behavior intended to hurt another person, physically or mentally”. Any individual can be target for bullies and once they have hurt you once, the bully “the aggressor” will keep on hurting you, IF you allow it.
“ Quote on Quote” One’s dignity may be assaulted,vandalized and cruelly ,mocked but itcan never be taken away unless it is surrendered”. – Michael J. Fox
What are the types ofbullying? Physical Bullying: consists of a bully hitting, tripping, pinching and pushing or damaging property. Verbal Bullying: Verbal bullying includes name calling, insults, teasing, intimidation, homophobic or racist remarks, or verbal abuse.
What are the types ofbullying? Covert Bullying: Covert bullying is often harder to recognize and can be carried out behind the bullied person’s back. It is designed to harm someone’s social reputation and/or cause humiliation. Cyber bullying: Cyber bullying is overt or covert bullying behaviors using digital technologies. Examples include harassment via a mobile phone, setting up a defamatory personal website or deliberately excluding someone from social networking spaces. Cyber bullying can happen at any time. It can be in public or in private, and sometimes only known to the target and the person bullying.
National School safety center statistics. 160,000 children miss school very day due to fear of attack or intimidation by other students. 1in 7 students in Grades k-12 is either a bully or a victim of bullying. 56% of students have personally witnessed some type of bullying at school. 15% of students absenteeism is directly related to fears of being bullied at school.
National schools safety centerstatistics. One out of every student has seen a student with a gun at school. 282,000 students are physically attacked in secondary schools each month. Bullying statistics say that revenge is the strongest motivation for school shootings. 61% of students said students shoot others because they have been victims of physical abuse at home. According to bullying statistics, 1 out of every 10 students who drops out of school does so because of repeated bullying.
Detection and Prevention. Talk with your child/children about their day at school, ask questions about their peers. If something does not seem right with your child than be persistent and don’t give up. Always make time to listen to your child. Check you child’s email or computer chat and monitor any on-line behavior that does not feel right. Monitoring is the key to knowing your child’s on-line chat sessions.
Detection and Prevention Let your child know that it is ok to tell the teacher if a bully is hurting them physically or mentally, no matter how many times it takes. Have your child know that it is okay for them to walk away from the bully and to avoid confrontation, and to tell an adult as soon as possible. Remind your child that bullying is not okay and it’s not normal to be bullied. Talk with your child often about preventing bullied behavior and recognizing bullied behavior.
I AM- By Laura I Am – By Laura I am the person you bullied at school, I am the person who didn‟t know how to be cool, I am the person you alienated, I am the person you ridiculed and hated. I am the person who sat on her own, I am the person who walked home alone, I am the person you scared every day, I am the person who had nothing to say. I am the person with hurt in her eyes, I am the person you never saw cry, I am the person living alone with her fears, I am the person destroyed by her peers. I am the person who drowned in your scorn, I am the person who wished she hadn‟t been born, I am the person you destroyed for „fun‟, I am the person, but not the only one. I am the person whose name you don‟t know, I am the person who just can‟t let go, I am the person who has feelings too, And I was a person, just like you.