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  • As parents, we may not always know when a bully strikes our innocent kids. And sometimes, they might just keep their mouth shut about what happened, or they may even ask for help but nobody would bother for the reason that the bully might include him or her on his list. As a way of helping everyone especially the parents, who find it quite hard to manage time, I found this great application which featured a safety app which gets me connected to a Safety Network or escalate my call to the nearest 911 when needed, it has other cool features that are helpful for your kids with just a press of a Panic Button. Check it here: http://www.SafeKidZone.com/
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  • Smith: Good morning. My name is Joseph Smtih, I am a social worker here at Julian . [MY NAME IS NATE MURAWSKI] We are all here today to Talk about Bullying and harassment in our school Present some of the information we gathered from the bullying surveys you completed in advisory, and Listen to what some of you have to say about bullying.
  • What does the photo say to you? What appears to be going on? Some bullies attack their targets physically, which can mean anything from shoving or tripping to punching or hitting, or even sexual assault. Others use psychological control or verbal insults to put themselves in charge. For example, people in popular groups or cliques often bully people they categorize as different by excluding them or gossiping about them (psychological bullying). They may also taunt or tease their targets (verbal bullying). Bullying can also involve sending cruel instant or email messages or even posting insults about a person on a website — practices that are known as cyberbullying.
  • Two of the main reasons people are bullied are because of appearance and social status. Bullies pick on the people they think don't fit in, maybe because of how they look, how they act (for example, kids who are shy and withdrawn), their race or religion, or because the bullies think their target may be gay or lesbian.
  • Hurtful words and insults sting even more when they're being targeted at something an individual can't control—something that's inherent such as race, age or sexuality. This brings us to our next topic: LGBT Harassment LGBT stands for: LESBIAN GAY BISEXUAL TRANSGENDER
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  • Joseph Even though it may be difficult you must continue to try whatever method works for you and don’t give up: Different things work for different people: Use humor But if you are threatened or in danger you must report that to a trusted adult. If you are a witness to someone being bullied Bullying is a serious problem. Chances are, you have experienced bullying, whether you were bullied, you bullied someone else, or you saw someone being bullied. (transition)
  • Now Wait a minute Nate. I mean, stop the school bus right there! These are Julian students. Are you trying to suggest that they rat somebody out? Be a tattle tale? Teachers pet? Stool Pigeon? Dime Dropper? Snitch?
  • Cyberbullying Intro: Bullying does not just happen face-to-face. Students may also struggle with hurtful or embarrassing messages via text or online. Cyberbullying, instead of happening face-to-face, happens through the use of technology such as computers, cell phones and other electronic devices.  Cyberbullying peaks around the end of middle school and the beginning of high school.   Examples of cyberbullying include: Sending hurtful, rude, or mean text messages to others Spreading rumors or lies about others by e-mail or on social networks Creating websites, videos or social media profiles that embarrass, humiliate, or make fun of others Bullying online is very different from face-to-face bullying because messages and images can be:  Sent 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year Shared be shared to a very wide audience Sent anonymously Effects of Cyberbullying Research on cyberbullying has found that students involved are more likely to: Be unwilling to attend school Receive poor grades Have lower self-esteem Have more health problems Cyberbullying can have particular affects on those who are targeted. Research has found that young people who have been cyberbullied are significantly more likely to: Use alcohol and drugs Skip school Experience in-person bullying or victimization
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  • Do not share personal information online Realize that the other person may not be who they say they are Never agree to meet anyone tour meet online in person Learn boundaries/manners in cyberspace
  • Hurtful words and insults sting even more when they're being targeted at something an individual can't control—something that's inherent such as race, age or sexuality. This brings us to our next topic: LGBT Harassment LGBT stands for: LESBIAN GAY BISEXUAL TRANSGENDER
  • How many of you have heard this phrase used here at school? This phrase is often used in a negative way to refer to events, occurrences, or inanimate objects. Using negative words related to LGBT culture is a form of bullying.
  • LGBT adolescents often face harassment because of their sexual orientation. Within the school setting, this frequently includes bullying and intimidation. verbal, physical mental abuse Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students face rampant bullying here at Julian and inside America's schools.  Classrooms that are supposed to be safe, welcoming, enriching locations of learning get turned into abusive and dreadful venues for harassment, teasing, and physical and emotional abuse for thousands of LGBT students. Young LGBT people may be more at-risk for bullying . Compared to their heterosexual peers, some LGBT kids, teens and young adults are at increased risk for bullying, teasing, harassment, physical assault, and suicide-related behaviors.
  • Risk Factors of LGBT Bullying Over a ten-year period more than 7,000 LGBT middle and high school students (aged 13-21), were surveyed. The results were published in The 2009 National School Climate Survey. The survey found that in the preceding year, because of their sexual orientation: Eight in ten LGBT students had been verbally harassed at school Four in ten had been physically harassed at school Six in ten felt unsafe at school One in five had been the victim of a physical assault at school Unfortunately, these types of experiences with violence also occur outside of school and may continue into young adulthood. Here are some of the stats for LGBT Harrassment: (READ FROM SLIDE). My friends words hurt: EASE THE TEASE!
  • Hurtful words and insults sting even more when they're being targeted at something an individual can't control—something that's inherent such as race, age or sexuality. MY FRIENDS WORDS HURT: EASE THE TEASE
  • Bullying workshop

    1. 1. With Joseph Smith, MSW School Social Worker And Nathan Murawski Social Work Intern
    2. 3. <ul><li>Intentional </li></ul><ul><li>Repeated </li></ul><ul><li>Hurtful acts </li></ul><ul><li>Name calling </li></ul><ul><li>Teasing </li></ul><ul><li>Threats </li></ul><ul><li>Exclusion </li></ul>
    3. 4. <ul><li>WORDS HURT! </li></ul><ul><li>EASE THE TEASE. </li></ul>
    4. 5. DIRECT Face to face Verbal Insults/Flaming, putdowns, teasing, harassment Physical Shoves, pushes, hitting, assault, sexual Psychological Rolling eyes, dirty looks, taunting, making threats, making people feel bad
    5. 6. Relational Aggression Telling people not to be friends with a person INDIRECT Behind someone’s back Exclusion Leaving out, shunning Gossip Lowering people’s opinion about a person, cyber bullying
    6. 7. <ul><li>Physical: 22% </li></ul><ul><li>Verbal: 29% </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual: 14% </li></ul><ul><li>Relational: 17% </li></ul><ul><li>Cyber: 18% </li></ul>39 % of Julian students surveyed reported that they have been bullied since winter break
    7. 8. Who are the Bullies
    8. 9. <ul><li>Stay calm and confident, be assertive, don't show the bully that you're sad or mad. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Ignore the bully and walk away. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Remember: Fighting back can make bullying worse. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Remember: A lot of kids have to cope with bullying. You are not alone. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Your school social worker can help you with strategies, and coping skills. </li></ul>
    9. 10. NATIONAL STATISTICS : JULIAN SURVEY RESULTS : <ul><li>56% of US students witnessed bullying last year. </li></ul><ul><li>2007 Illinois raked 3 rd for worst state to live in to avoid bullies </li></ul><ul><li>Each day 160,000 students miss school </li></ul>
    10. 11. <ul><li>Speak Up, Stand Out! </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t participate in rumors </li></ul><ul><li>Create a distraction </li></ul><ul><li>Be kind to the victim </li></ul><ul><li>Tell Somebody </li></ul>
    11. 13. The difference is your intent Snitching/Tattling Getting someone in trouble Reporting Keeping your classmates safe
    12. 14. <ul><li>Being cruel to others by sending or posting harmful material using technological means; </li></ul><ul><li>Also known as: </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Electronic Bullying’ & </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Online Social Cruelty’ </li></ul>
    13. 15. <ul><li>E-mail </li></ul><ul><li>Cell phones </li></ul><ul><li>Text messages </li></ul><ul><li>Instant messaging </li></ul><ul><li>Personal web sites (My Space Page) </li></ul><ul><li>Chat rooms </li></ul>
    14. 16. <ul><li>“ Flaming’: Online fights using electronic messages with angry and vulgar language </li></ul><ul><li>“ Harassment”: Sending offensive, rude, and insulting messages </li></ul><ul><li>“ Cyber stalking”: Sending messages that include threats, on-line activities that make a person afraid for his/her safety </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Dissing’ Sending or posting gossip or rumors about a person to damage his or her reputation or friendships </li></ul>
    15. 17. Officer Jennings, Oak Park Police Department
    16. 18. <ul><li>Criminal Law Limits </li></ul><ul><li>Speech that can lead to arrest & prosecution: </li></ul><ul><li>Making threats of violence to people or their property </li></ul><ul><li>Making obscene or harassing phone calls </li></ul><ul><li>Harassment or stalking </li></ul><ul><li>Hate or bias crimes </li></ul><ul><li>Creating or sending sexually explicit images of teens </li></ul><ul><li>Taking a photo of someone in place where privacy expected </li></ul><ul><li>General (Willard, 2005 ) </li></ul>
    17. 20. Oak Park River Forest 2010
    18. 21. <ul><li>WORDS HURT! </li></ul><ul><li>EASE THE TEASE </li></ul>
    19. 22. “ THAT’S SO GAY” Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgendered
    20. 23. <ul><li>LGBT adolescents often face harassment because of their sexual orientation. </li></ul><ul><li>Within the school setting, this frequently includes bullying and intimidation. </li></ul>Verbal, Physical or Mental abuse directed at people who may or may not identify themselves as being: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgendered
    21. 24. <ul><li>5-6% of American students are LGBT </li></ul><ul><li>Over 80% of LGBT students report, verbal harassment </li></ul><ul><li>84% heard remarks such as “faggot” or “dyke” at school </li></ul><ul><li>42% had been shoved, or pushed </li></ul><ul><li>21% had been punched, kicked or injured with a weapon </li></ul>
    22. 25. <ul><li>WORDS HURT! </li></ul><ul><li>EASE THE TEASE </li></ul>“ THAT’S SO GAY” “ QUEER” “ FAG” “ HOMO”
    23. 26. Carl Walker-Hoover 1984-2011
    24. 27. Carl Walker-Hoover 1984-2011
    25. 29. <ul><li>Dr. Victoria Sharts </li></ul><ul><li>Adrienne Court </li></ul><ul><li>Kevin Love, Brooks Middle School </li></ul><ul><li>Carrie Doyle, LCSW </li></ul><ul><li>Officer Jennings </li></ul><ul><li>Nathan Murawski </li></ul><ul><li>Joseph Smith, MSW </li></ul><ul><li>Julian Middle School 2011 </li></ul>