FW JOHNSON SCHOOL
WELLNESS DAY MARCH 18TH, 2015
Bullying stories stir up
emotions of sorrow,
but also of anger.
I Am Stronger
Bullying in School – is this
Our newscasts report violence first and foremost
Youth are preoccupied with violent video games
and media in general
These negatives often outweigh any positive
examples students encounter.
Why Don’t We Stop
“It’s not a problem in our school”
“Everybody does it – just get used to it”
“If I say anything, I’ll be the next victim”
“We have policies but they aren’t enforced”
“She sets herself up for getting picked on”
Hurt People Hurt People
Abusive patterns get passed on,
Generation after generation,
But the chain can be broken.
Meet anger with sympathy,
Meet contempt with compassion,
Meet Cruelty with kindness,
Meet grimaces with smile.
When you forget about the fault, there is nothing to
forgive. Love is the weapon of the future.
David Vs. Goliath - Was
David Really Such A Hero?
We often face
Who else is involved?
Other Students? Parents?
Friends? Teachers? Heros?
Email threats and
Password theft lockout
Bash Boards, Griefing
Email/cell phone image
and video dissemination
marketing list inclusion
Website creation may
Oh Those Bystanders
It is the reaction and/or
silence of the bystander
that clearly tips the
power balance in favour
of the bully
It is also this reaction that
supports the position
that bullying is
acceptable and even
Bystander intervention is crucial in bullying situations, both in person and
in the cyberworld.
Should we be adopting and promoting zero
When another person makes you suffer, it is because
he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is
spilling over. He does not need punishment, he
Thich Naht Hanh
Respectful & Responsible
Relationships – there’s no app for that . . .
Bullying and cyberbullying happens inside and
outside the classroom, at home, and in the wider
This means that we need a community-wide
approach to deal with cyberbullying.
Seriously, Conflict It’s not
Functional Conflict is considered positive,
as it can increase performance, support
change, and identify weaknesses or
areas that need to be supported.
Dysfunctional Conflict is harmful to
people and the organization. This type of
confrontation does nothing to support
goals or objectives.
What do we do with
Zero Tolerance Policies
Kick them out? Discipline? Isolate them? Dissocialize
Similar to a criminal, who has broken the law,
punishment rarely has positive consequences
Dignity + Respect = no bullying
We cannot eliminate all risk, all fear, or all bullying
behaviour in society.
Describe – the behavior
Explain – the effect the behavior has
on you, coworkers, patient care
State – the desired outcome
Consequences – what will happen if
the behavior continues?
Dignity + Respect = no
The solution or approach to address bullying is to
promote its real enemy - dignity and respect;
With these principles, bullying can not prevail.
Bullying is ultimately about isolation - isolating
students and making them feel bad.
There is hope, and reality
• Effective anti-bullying practices
must include a statement of exactly
what constitutes bullying.
• We need to work with everyone,
bullies, victims, targets, and
Greg Riehl RN BScN MA
Aboriginal Nursing Student
Aboriginal Nursing Student
Ph: 306.775.7383 w