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3<br />2<br />1<br />5<br />4<br />Bullying & Harassment In Schools<br />By Meghan Theisen<br />“No one can make you feel ...
Thesis<br />
Personal Relevance<br />I decided to do this project because I’ve been in the situation where I’ve been teased and made fu...
What is Bullying?<br />An aggressive behavior that involves unwanted negative actions<br />Involves a pattern of behavior ...
Why Do People Bully?<br />To show they are in charge <br />They’re insecure with themselves <br />They’re victims of bully...
Between 15% & 30% of students are bullies or victims of bullying<br />3.7 million youths engage in & 3.2 million are victi...
77% of students are bullied mentally, verbally and physically<br />8% of students say they missed 1 day of class a month f...
87% of teenagers said shootings are motivated by a desire to “get back at those who have hurt them” <br />39% of middle sc...
The Types of Bullying<br />
Physical Bullying<br />Occurs most often at schools but can occur on the way to and from school<br />Socially marginalized...
Emotional or Verbal Bullying<br />Verbal bullying is just as harmful as physical bullying<br />Can affect one’s self image...
School Bullying<br />Pack Bullying <br />Individual Bullying<br />
Cyber Bullying<br />Cyber bullying is when someone is harassed, humiliated, embarrassed, threatened or tormented using tec...
42% of kids have been bullied while online<br />1 in 4 have had it happen more then once<br />35% of kids have been threat...
Tips for  Stopping a Cyberbully<br />Don’t respond<br />Don’t retaliate or be a bully yourself<br />Save the evidence; Don...
Text Bullying<br />9 out 10 teens have a cell phones <br />Can happen 24 hours a day even at home; home is usually a place...
Tips if you run into a bully<br />Ignore them<br />Stand up for yourself; be brave and confident <br />Don’t bully back; v...
Suicide<br />11th leading cause of death in the United States<br />8th leading cause of death for males<br />19th leading ...
Bullying and Suicide<br />Bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide then non-victims<br />Bul...
“Bullycide”<br />
Corrine WilsonSeptember 30th, 1991- October 6th, 2004<br />
Moved to Rockdale, Texas in 2000<br />She played softball on a team of girls who were already considerably good<br />She w...
1<br />3<br />2<br />1<br />Ryan HalliganDecember 18th, 1989- October 7th, 2003<br />
The same group of boys taunted and teased him from 5th grade until 8th grade<br />His first girlfriend called him a loser ...
April HimesApril 27th, 1986- February 14th, 2000<br />
Enjoyed painting, singing, choir, gardening and spending time with her family and friends <br />She missed 53 school days ...
2<br />Kristina CalcoDecember 26th, 1989- December 4th, 2005<br />3<br />5<br />4<br />1<br />6<br />7<br />8<br />
A 4.0 honor student who always strived for perfection<br />She was very artistic<br />Was part of the yearbook, newspaper,...
School Shootings Caused by Bullying<br />The Downfall of Seung-Hui Cho<br />On Monday April 16th 2007 he killed 32 people ...
Born in South Korea<br />Came home from school in the 1st grade crying throwing tantrums because he didn’t want to go<br /...
In 1999 after the Columbine massacre he was transfixed by the event<br />He wrote on his binder “F you all I hope you all ...
In College…<br />Poet professor Nick Giovanni removed him from her class 6 weeks into the semester<br />He intimidated fem...
The Morning of the Shooting<br />He mailed a manifesto to NBC at 9:01 am the day of the shooting<br />Contained 43 images ...
Ross AbdallahAlameddine<br />Jamie Bishop<br />Ryan Clark<br />The Victims <br />Brian Bluhm<br />Austin Cloyd<br />Jocely...
Daniel Perez Cueva<br />Kevin Granata<br />Matthew Gwaltney<br />Caitlin Hammaran<br />Jeremy Herbstritt<br />Rachael Hill...
Emily Hilscher<br />Jarrett Lane<br />Matt La  Porte<br />Henry Lee<br />LiviuLibrescu<br />G.V. Loganathan<br />PartahiLu...
Dan O’Neil<br />Juan Ortiz<br />MinalPanchal<br />Erin Peterson<br />Michael Steven Pohl Jr<br />Julia Pryde<br />Ross Abd...
Students Threatened or Injured With a Weapon at School<br />
Rates of Bullying and other School Discipline Problems <br />
Students Who Carried a Weapon to School <br />
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  • School is a big part of our kids’ lives, but it’s usually parents who make the decisions about how and where their children get an education. This means that most young people have no choice about where they go to school. As parents, we expect schools to provide an environment that is emotionally and physically safe for our children. It’s normal to feel terrified and enraged about any kind of threat to our children’s well being, especially in a place where they have to be. When your child is being bullied, it is normal for protective parents to want to fix the problem immediately.As a way of helping everyone especially the parents, who still find it quite hard to manage issues like this, 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. #SafekidZone, Check it here: http://bit.ly/ZjYchC
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Senior Graduation Project

  1. 1. 3<br />2<br />1<br />5<br />4<br />Bullying & Harassment In Schools<br />By Meghan Theisen<br />“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” <br />– Eleanor Roosevelt<br />
  2. 2. Thesis<br />
  3. 3. Personal Relevance<br />I decided to do this project because I’ve been in the situation where I’ve been teased and made fun of. I’ve also been in the situation where I felt like suicide was the only way out of a rough situation. Seeing the recent suicides, especially among gay students, sparked an anger and concern within me. I want to leave my footprint in someway shape or form. <br />
  4. 4. What is Bullying?<br />An aggressive behavior that involves unwanted negative actions<br />Involves a pattern of behavior over a repeated time<br />Involves an imbalance of power or strength<br />
  5. 5. Why Do People Bully?<br />To show they are in charge <br />They’re insecure with themselves <br />They’re victims of bullying or had once been a victim of bullying<br />Jealously <br />
  6. 6. Between 15% & 30% of students are bullies or victims of bullying<br />3.7 million youths engage in & 3.2 million are victims of moderate or serious bullying each year <br />1<br />
  7. 7. 77% of students are bullied mentally, verbally and physically<br />8% of students say they missed 1 day of class a month for fear of bullies <br />
  8. 8. 87% of teenagers said shootings are motivated by a desire to “get back at those who have hurt them” <br />39% of middle schoolers & <br />36% of high schoolers say they don’t feel safe at school<br />
  9. 9. The Types of Bullying<br />
  10. 10. Physical Bullying<br />Occurs most often at schools but can occur on the way to and from school<br />Socially marginalized for reasons including weight, ethnicity, or other characteristics making it harder for them to fit in<br />The bully or bullies intend to hurt, embarrass, or intimidate the victim<br />
  11. 11. Emotional or Verbal Bullying<br />Verbal bullying is just as harmful as physical bullying<br />Can affect one’s self image<br />Can affect someone in emotional and psychological ways<br />
  12. 12. School Bullying<br />Pack Bullying <br />Individual Bullying<br />
  13. 13. Cyber Bullying<br />Cyber bullying is when someone is harassed, humiliated, embarrassed, threatened or tormented using technology<br />Text messages and cell phones are also used to harass a victim<br />Cyber bullying like any other type of bullying is an attempt to make someone feel about him or herself <br />
  14. 14. 42% of kids have been bullied while online<br />1 in 4 have had it happen more then once<br />35% of kids have been threatened online<br />1 in 5 have had it happen more then once<br />
  15. 15. Tips for Stopping a Cyberbully<br />Don’t respond<br />Don’t retaliate or be a bully yourself<br />Save the evidence; Don’t erase the messages<br />Talk to a trusted adult<br />
  16. 16. Text Bullying<br />9 out 10 teens have a cell phones <br />Can happen 24 hours a day even at home; home is usually a place for a victim to get away from the bully<br />Text bullies are meaner because they don’t see there victim<br />
  17. 17. Tips if you run into a bully<br />Ignore them<br />Stand up for yourself; be brave and confident <br />Don’t bully back; violence isn’t the solution<br />Don’t show how your really feeling <br />Tell an adult<br />
  18. 18. Suicide<br />11th leading cause of death in the United States<br />8th leading cause of death for males<br />19th leading cause of death for females <br />
  19. 19. Bullying and Suicide<br />Bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide then non-victims<br />Bully-related suicide can be connected to any type of bullying<br />
  20. 20. “Bullycide”<br />
  21. 21. Corrine WilsonSeptember 30th, 1991- October 6th, 2004<br />
  22. 22. Moved to Rockdale, Texas in 2000<br />She played softball on a team of girls who were already considerably good<br />She would cry after every single practice<br />They would tell her she was fat, ugly, and exclude her<br />They told her she should go kill herself <br />
  23. 23. 1<br />3<br />2<br />1<br />Ryan HalliganDecember 18th, 1989- October 7th, 2003<br />
  24. 24. The same group of boys taunted and teased him from 5th grade until 8th grade<br />His first girlfriend called him a loser and told him she wanted nothing to do with him<br />She copied and pasted the instant message between them to all her friends<br />“Some call it bullycide or even cyber bullycide. I just call it a huge hole in my heart that will never heal.”<br />
  25. 25. April HimesApril 27th, 1986- February 14th, 2000<br />
  26. 26. Enjoyed painting, singing, choir, gardening and spending time with her family and friends <br />She missed 53 school days because of bullying<br />She was called fat, ugly, and physically bullied daily<br />
  27. 27. 2<br />Kristina CalcoDecember 26th, 1989- December 4th, 2005<br />3<br />5<br />4<br />1<br />6<br />7<br />8<br />
  28. 28. A 4.0 honor student who always strived for perfection<br />She was very artistic<br />Was part of the yearbook, newspaper, and broadcasting staff <br />She played on the volleyball, swimming, and track teams <br />Was constantly tormented and called ugly<br />
  29. 29. School Shootings Caused by Bullying<br />The Downfall of Seung-Hui Cho<br />On Monday April 16th 2007 he killed 32 people and wounded 25 people in the Virginia Tech Massacre <br />
  30. 30. Born in South Korea<br />Came home from school in the 1st grade crying throwing tantrums because he didn’t want to go<br />Moved to America in the 2nd grade<br />Diagnosed with an anxiety disorder which inhibited him from speaking <br />Throughout high school he was teased for his shyness and inability to talk<br />Was always alone <br />They would tell him to “Go back to China”<br />
  31. 31. In 1999 after the Columbine massacre he was transfixed by the event<br />He wrote on his binder “F you all I hope you all burn in hell.” <br />In a school assignment he wrote that he wanted to “repeat Columbine”<br />
  32. 32. In College…<br />Poet professor Nick Giovanni removed him from her class 6 weeks into the semester<br />He intimidated female students by photographing their legs underneath the desk<br />He wrote obscene and violent poetry <br />Always wore sunglasses; even indoors <br />Described as awkward, lonely and insecure<br />He wouldn’t respond to someone if he was greeted <br />He was involved in 3 different stalking incidents <br />
  33. 33. The Morning of the Shooting<br />He mailed a manifesto to NBC at 9:01 am the day of the shooting<br />Contained 43 images of him with the weapons<br />Contained 27 video clips of angry rants<br />
  34. 34. Ross AbdallahAlameddine<br />Jamie Bishop<br />Ryan Clark<br />The Victims <br />Brian Bluhm<br />Austin Cloyd<br />Jocelyne Couture-Nowak<br />
  35. 35. Daniel Perez Cueva<br />Kevin Granata<br />Matthew Gwaltney<br />Caitlin Hammaran<br />Jeremy Herbstritt<br />Rachael Hill<br />
  36. 36. Emily Hilscher<br />Jarrett Lane<br />Matt La Porte<br />Henry Lee<br />LiviuLibrescu<br />G.V. Loganathan<br />PartahiLumbantoruan<br />Lauren Ashley McCain<br />
  37. 37. Dan O’Neil<br />Juan Ortiz<br />MinalPanchal<br />Erin Peterson<br />Michael Steven Pohl Jr<br />Julia Pryde<br />Ross AbdallahAlameddine<br />
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  41. 41. Students Threatened or Injured With a Weapon at School<br />
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  43. 43. Rates of Bullying and other School Discipline Problems <br />
  44. 44. Students Who Carried a Weapon to School <br />

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