Say no to_bullying


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Say no to_bullying

  1. 1. Say no to bullying
  2. 2. Bullying - repeated verbal, physical, social or psychological aggressive behavior by a person or group directed towards a less powerful person or group that is intended to cause harm, distress or fear
  3. 3. Bullying is based on a child’s race, color, national origin, sex, or disability
  4. 4. “Bullies are always cowards at heart and may be credited with a pretty safe instinct in scenting their prey.” Anna Cooper
  5. 5. Forms of bullying: • Name- calling, epithets, slurs, verbal abuse • Graphic or written statements • Threats • Physical assault • Threatening, humiliating, harmful conduct
  6. 6. Cyber bullying: • Text message bullying • Picture and video clip bullying • Phone call bullying • E-mail bullying • Chat-room bullying • Bullying by instant messaging • Bullying via websites
  7. 7. Bullying at school can lead to: • School avoidance • Higher rates of absenteeism • Decrease in grades • Inability to concentrate • Loss of interest in academic achievement • Increase in dropout rates
  8. 8. Statistics: • 25% of schoolchildren claim they have been victimized • Nearly 60% of schoolchildren with disabilities are bullied regularly (Source:
  9. 9. Stop bullying now! Take a stand – lend a hand.
  10. 10. Advice to parents • Remember: it is never the responsibility of the child to fix a bullying situation • Talk to you child and be prepared to handle his/her questions and emotions • Listen without judgment, help the child to work out their feelings and determine their next steps • Inform school staff about bullying situations
  11. 11. Advice to teachers • Be on the alert and regularly inspect places where bullying is likely to happen • Encourage schoolchildren to interfere when their peers are bullied • Promote confidence and self esteem in schools • Be proactive: start an anti-bullying project • Involve celebrities – it will encourage people to stop bullying • Involve the community, promote anti-bullying public sentiment
  12. 12. Advice to the bullied • Speak up, stand for yourself • Don’t get angry, don’t cry – don’t give the bully the satisfaction they are looking for • Don’t be afraid to get help from your parents and teachers • Come out with it, don’t live with it forever
  13. 13. Stand together against bullying!
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