You are practicing tolerancewhen… You try and change yourself before trying to change others… You accept people the way they are …faults and all.
Tolerance is not … …judging others by the way they look, sound or dress.
When tolerance breaksdown…it fuels intolerance. ….and intolerance can lead to bullying behaviours
What is bullying? Bullyingis where there is an imbalance of power...and repeated abuse... Physical Verbal Emotional
What is bullying? Bullyingcan be repeated physical attacks... Hitting Pushing Spitting Kicking Stealing
What is bullying? Bullying can be repeated verbal attacks... Threats Name calling Lying Negative remarks
What is bullying? Bullyingcan be repeated emotional intimidation... Exclusion Spreading rumours and gossiping Intimidation Humiliation
Roles of Bullying Bully Target Bystander Active Bystander: assisting or reinforcing bully Passive Bystander: avoiding or refusing to intervene
What is ‘BYSTANDER’?In almost every case of bullying there is a bystander...
What is ‘BYSTANDER’? The bystander sees or witnesses what’s going on They see the scuffles in the school hallway, and read the vicious stream of insults on Facebook, but sadly...most of the time…. look away, or log off
Every bystander’s choice...The bystander who sees or witnesses what’s going on...has a choice...
Every bystander’s choice... A bystander who stands by and laughs at what is going on …is really giving their silent approval. You’renot objecting…not ignoring it…
Every bystander’s choice...To Act..and do something.ToBe Afraid and do nothing.
What it means to be courageous...And doing the right thing sometimes takes courage...
What research says about theBYSTANDER role... Canadian research says, “One student confronting a bully is often enough to stop the abuse instantly”
What can you do as aBYSTANDER to bullying...?These 3 response ranked higher than even getting an adult to intervene.... 1. comfort them after the fact 2. Help them get away from the situation 3. give them advice
What can you do as a VICTIMof bullying...?Tell them to STOP.It takes a bit of courage...Do you have it? How long are you willing to allow someone to treat you this way?You deserve and have a right to respect!
What can you do as a VICTIMof bullying...? It’s not your fault It’s about the bully, not you You don’t deserve to be bullied. You deserve to be safe. It’s okay to ask for helpYou deserve and have a right to respect!
What can you do as a VICTIMof bullying...?It won’t stop?? You talk… You share… You ask for help…
What can you do as a VICTIMof bullying...?Who can help? Friends… Teachers… Principals… Parents… Kids Help Phone…
What research says about thebully… Usually suffer themselves from poor self-esteem So starved for attention…craves the attention of others…even if it is negative attention Are usually not entirely comfortable with themselves…so much so that they need to make others feel worse to make themselves feel better…
What we need to do… Is it kind? Is it necessary? Expect respect…you have a right to it. Don’t give a bully an audience. Show some class, show some character…do something.