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  • 'Bullying is a very pervasive issue that occurs not just in school but anywhere at no time. It cannot be stopped right away but it can be prevented and doing so there should have safety solution to be used. I would like to suggest the safety solution which I know would be very beneficial to all. It is called SafeKidZone, they have this application called panic button which you can use to alert your special someone and the nearest 911 during emergency situations. Check out: http://safekidzone.com/eMail/RelentlessProtection/

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  • Slides 1-13 Kathy
  • We hope and we think that this means and can be interpreted to mean advanced training beyond high school.
  • 160,000 students a day miss school because they are afraid of being bullied that is 3200 students a day in our state and that means about 9 students every day in a school district. Olweus and HiMark Healthy 5 ,,Pennsylvania Last Slide for Kathy
  • Stan Davis’ book “When children learn to accept exclusion and cruelty and see themselves as incapable of creating change they learn a lifelong lesson: passive acceptance of injustice. This slide is the beginning section for Jaymie and goes through 20 1400 K-12 students in Massachusetts were asked to complete the following statement, “when I see someone being teased or hit, I think… they don’t deserve it or they deserve it.”
  • This purpose has always been the case. No one would disagree that we should provide a safe and … However, in recent years many people have realized that the significant prevalence of bullying and harassment is having a negative impact on the safety and achievement of our students.
  • What other questions could be asked to assess whether students in your school feel physically and emotionally safe?
  • What sources are being collected in your school? What sources are being used to make decisions in your schools? What sources are specifically being used to collect data and make decisions regarding bullying? This is Jaymie’s last slide
  • Penny presents the toolkit and excel document. Slides 21- 27 Karolyn
  • 2008 IYS Questions: B67; B68; B69; B70; B71; B72; B73; B74. In the last 30 days, how many times have you been bullied at school in the ways listed: I was called names, was made fun of, or teased in a hurtful way; other students left me out of things on purpose, excluded me from their group of friends, or completely ignored me; I was hit, kicked, pushed, shoved around, or locked indoors; other students told lies, spread false rumors about me, and tried to make others dislike me; I was made fun of because of my race or color; I was made fun of because of my religion; other students made sexual jokes, comments, or gestures that hurt my feelings; I have received a threatening or hurtful message from another student in an email, on a website, on a cell phone, from pager text messaging, in an internet chat room, or in instant messaging. Responses: “0 times” is coded as favorable and any response indicating one or more times of being bullied is coded as unfavorable.
  • 2008 IYS Questions: E6. When a student is being bullied at school, how often do the teachers or other adults at school try to put a stop to it? Response: “Almost always” or “often” are coded as favorable (green) and “almost never,” “ once in a while,” or “sometimes” are coded as unfavorable (red).
  • 2008 IYS Questions: B53; B54. In the last 12 months, did you make a plan about how you would attempt suicide? Have you ever tried to kill yourself? Response: “No” is coded as favorable and “yes” is coded as unfavorable.
  • Slides 28-30 Penny/Karolyn
  • We are seeing the same trend with schools who have baseline and three years of implementation.
  • Feeling afraid of being bullied, from the OBVQ. Percentage of students who responded sometimes, fairly often, often, or very often to Q38 “How often are you afraid of being bullied by other students in your school?”
  • Penny will do this
  • anti-bullying presentation

    1. 1. Iowa Olweus Trainers Kathy Lockard, AEA 13/14 Jaymie Randel, AEA 267 Karolyn Zeller, AEA 11 Penny Bisignano, Iowa Olweus Coordinator
    2. 2. <ul><li>Participants will be introduced to the national movement from traditional ways of defining safe schools to new ways </li></ul><ul><li>Participants will be introduced to the “right questions” to ask about safe schools </li></ul><ul><li>Participants will deepen their understanding of the IYS and OBQ for decision-making </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>President Obama’s Aspiration: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Produce a higher percentage of college graduates than any other country in the world by the end of the next decade.” </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Goal 1: Adopt Rigorous Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 2: Recruit and Retain Effective Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 3: Build Data Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 4: Turn Around Low-Performing Schools </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Goal 1: Adopt Rigorous Standards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Safe Schools Need School Climate Standards </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Goal 3: Build Data Systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Safe Schools Measure School Climate with the Same Rigor They Measure Academic Progress </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>“ It’s simple. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students can’t learn if they don’t feel safe. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Period. “ </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>What surprises you about the information? </li></ul><ul><li>What concerns you about the information? </li></ul><ul><li>What questions does the information raise? </li></ul>
    8. 10. <ul><li>We’re doing great if there is no </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Theft </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Violence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Serious Violence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thus, in the traditional view, low victimizations and school associated homicides equaled a safe school . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kevin Jennings, Dec. 2009 </li></ul></ul>
    9. 11. Like the Titanic….. the problems often occur below the surface…
    10. 13. <ul><li>Behavior such as verbal threats, hate language, bullying, and social rejection is almost twice as likely to cause students to skip school and avoid places/activities than theft and attacks. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Kevin Jennings December, 2009 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    11. 14. Passive Acceptance of Injustice - 1400 K-12 students answered, “When I see someone being teased or hit, I think.... ”
    12. 15. <ul><li>In a Truly Safe School Every Student Feels … </li></ul><ul><li>They Belong. </li></ul><ul><li>They are Valued. </li></ul><ul><li>They are Physically and Emotionally Safe. </li></ul>
    13. 16. <ul><li>Iowa is committed to providing all students with a safe and civil school environment in which all members of the school community are treated with dignity and respect. </li></ul>The Law
    14. 17. <ul><li>“ A student is being bullied when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more students. Bullying implies an imbalance in power or strength. The student who is bullied has difficulty defending himself/ herself .” </li></ul><ul><li>Dan Olweus (1993) </li></ul>
    15. 18. <ul><li>How many students are being bullied at school? </li></ul><ul><li>How often are students afraid of being bullied at school? </li></ul><ul><li>Where is bullying taking place at your school? </li></ul>
    16. 19. <ul><li>How often do adults at school intervene when they see a student being bullied? </li></ul><ul><li>How many students being bullied tell an adult at school? </li></ul><ul><li>How often do students try to put a stop to bullying when a student is being bullied at school? </li></ul>
    17. 20. <ul><li>Student Surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Student Self Reports </li></ul><ul><li>Student Interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Parent/family Reports </li></ul><ul><li>Community Reports </li></ul><ul><li>Bullying Surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Climate Surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Educator Observations </li></ul><ul><li>National Data </li></ul><ul><li>Iowa Data </li></ul>
    18. 26. 3 Iowa Olweus Schools (1300 Students)
    19. 28. <ul><li>School - school wide committee, all staff trained, school wide curriculum, classroom meetings, teaching and reinforcing rules against bullying, ongoing efforts to sustain, evaluation of effectiveness in reducing bullying </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom - class meetings held at least weekly in every class, circles used for structure, specific curriculum delivered to all, teaching and reinforcing rules against bullying, </li></ul>
    20. 29. <ul><li>Individual - On-the-spot interventions done with effectiveness by all staff, follow-up to all interventions for all parties, communication with parents/families of those involved in bullying incidents, consequences for bullying consistently applied </li></ul><ul><li>Parents/families - participation on the coordinating committee, part of school/community campaigns to reduce bullying, participants in a kickoff to begin the campaign, part of the ongoing evaluation of effectiveness </li></ul>
    21. 30. <ul><li>Community - leaders in community campaigns to reduce bullying in schools and community, members of the coordinating committee, engaged with school, families and youth to reduce bullying </li></ul>
    22. 31. <ul><li>Information on what schools report, the new pilot for Iowa and how to get that data in your school. </li></ul>
    23. 32. What is on top for you? Penny Bisignano 515-306-4847 [email_address]

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