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Understanding Bullying Behavior


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This presentation describes bullying behavior, along with illustrations of the social context and impact of bullying.

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Understanding Bullying Behavior

  1. 1. UNDERSTANDING BULLYING BEHAVIOR Malika A. Bruno The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  2. 2. TYPES OF BULLYING Bullying  Verbal or physical behavior, disrupting the less powerful Cyber-bullying  Bullying and harassment on the internet. (Santrock, 2017) Chart 1. Types of bullying (Santrock, 2017, p. 329).
  3. 3. RESEARCH FACTS  In 2015, 22% of students age 12-18 reported being bullied.  In 2013, 77% of all students reported verbal bullying.  In 2013, 80% of high school students reported cyber bullying.  Grades 6-10 have the most likely involvement in bullying.  Bullying is most prominent in secondary schools.  Consequences of bullying can be seen in adolescence and adulthood.  Girls are less likely to become bullies than boys. (De Shannon Lawrence, 2017; Santrock, 2017) Image 1. Bullying (Cerff, 2016).
  4. 4. SOCIAL CONTEXT OF BULLYING Bullying can be influenced by:  Poverty (financial hardship)  Poor social climate (i.e. school, home)  Peer rejection  Negative parenting (i.e. poor communication, lack of involvement)  Limited social skills  Obesity (Santrock, 2017) Image 2. Deal with bullying (Taubenfeld, 2017).
  5. 5. IMPACT OF BULLYING Agitators and victims of bulling are at risk for future mental and criminal behavior. Agitators risks:  Disciplinary actions, decreasing academic opportunity  Low achievement in school Victims risks:  Decrease in school attendance, decreasing opportunity to succeed  Academic difficulties  Depression and suicidal ideation (De Shannon Lawrence, 2017; Santrock, 2017)
  6. 6. CONCLUSION Combat bullying behavior with involvement and engagement: Positive parenting  Good communication, warm relationship, involvement/engagement School Involvement  Anti-bullying campaign  Social skills training (Santrock, 2017) image 3, No bully zone (Debcb, 2014).
  7. 7. REFERENCES Cerff, T. (2016, July 25). Bullying-A dirty word [Image 1]. Retrieved from Debcb. (2014, April 25). Dear bully, I hope you get caught [Image 3]. Retrieved from De Shannon Lawrence, T. (2017). Bullying in secondary schools: Action planning using a positive behavior intervention and support framework. American Secondary Education, 45(2), 85-95. Santrock, J. W. (2017). Life-span development (16th ed). New York: McGraw Hill Education. Taubenfeld, E. (2017). How to deal with bullying in college [Image 2]. Retrieved from