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  • As a parent it is quite difficult and challenging to teach your child to be the 'better person' when your first instinct is to protect your child from harm physical, verbal and otherwise. As a mom I've encouraged my child to be the better person, stay away, ignore, tell them to stop and pretty much all the advice out there on how to handle bullies without retaliating but to no avail. 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 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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  • 1. Bullying
    • Christine Gordon and Keisha Ormond
  • 2. October is Bullying Awareness Month
  • 3. What is bullying?
    • Bullying is a specific type of aggression in which
    • the behavior is intended to harm or disturb
    • the behavior occurs repeatedly over time
    • there is an imbalance of power, with a more powerful person or group attacking a less powerful one
  • 4. Statistics
    • 1 in 4 kids is bullied
    • 77% of student say they have been bullied
      • 14% reacted badly to the abuse
    • 85% of bullying incidents are not intervened upon
      • Only 4% of incidents are intervened upon by adults
  • 5. Victims Bullies
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Loneliness
    • Low self-esteem
    • Suicidal
    • (Limber 2002)
    • Impulsive
    • Lack of empathy
    • Nonconformist
    • Positive attitudes toward violence
    • More likely to fight, steal, smoke, drink alcohol, be truant, drop out of school, and carry a weapon
    • (Olweus 1993, Nansel et al. 2001, 2003)
  • 6. Olweus 1993
  • 7.  
  • 8. Professions
    • Curriculum Developers
    • Students
    • School personnel
      • Teachers
      • Administrators
      • Counselors
    • Law makers
    • Social workers
  • 9. Implications for health promotion and program planning
    • Discrimination
      • Bias language and prejudice
    • Bully and victim
    • Cyberbullying
    • Suicide
    • Dating violence
      • Sexting
  • 10. CNN Special on Bullying
    • http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2010/bullying/
  • 11. Questions
    • How can we decrease incidences of bullying?
    • What can be done about cyberbullying?
    • Alternate question: review one of the articles on CNN. Post the link on Blackboard, and discuss the implications of the story on anti-bullying program planning.
  • 12. References
    • Abell JC. “Three cheers for the Lori Drew acquittal, but not for Drew.” July 3, 2009. Retrieved from http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/07/three-cheers-for-the-lori-drew-acquittal-but-not-for-drew/
    • Eckholm E, Zezima K. “Strategies take shape for trials in bully case.” The New York Times. September 15, 2010. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/16/us/16bully.html
    • Langman P. “Columbine, bullying, and the mind of Eric Harris.” Psychology Today. May 20, 2009. Retrieved from http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/keeping-kids-safe/200905/columbine-bullying-and-the-mind-eric-harris
    • Limber, S. P. (2002). Addressing youth bullying behaviors. Proceedings from the American Medical Association Educational Forum on Adolescent Health: Youth Bullying. Chicago, IL: American Medical Association. Retrieved August 12, 2005, from www.ama-assn.org/ama1/pub/upload/mm/39/ youthbullying.pdf.
    • MassLive.com. “Massachusetts anti-bullying bill, passed in response to suicides of Phoebe Prince and Carl Walker-Hoover, touted as ‘gold standard’” Retrieved from ’ http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2010/05/massachusetts_anti-bullying_bi.html
    • Nansel, T. Overpeck, M., Pilla, R.S., Ruan, W.J., Simmons-Morton, B. Schmidt, P. (2001). Bullying behaviors among US youth. Journal of American Medical Association, 285, 2094-2100.
    • Olweus, D. (1993).Bullying at school: What we know and what we can do. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers, Inc.
    • Poteat, V., & DiGiovanni, C. (2010). When Biased Language Use is Associated With Bullying and Dominance Behavior: The Moderating Effect of Prejudice. Journal of Youth & Adolescence, 39(10), 1123-1133. doi:10.1007/s10964-010-9565-y.
    • Stop Bullying Now! http://www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov/kids/