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Senior Graduation Project

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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 />Michael Steven Pohl Jr<br />Juan Ortiz<br />MinalPanchal<br />Erin Peterson<br />Julia Pryde<br />Mary Karen Read<br />ReemaSamah<br />WaleedShaalan<br />Leslie Sherman <br />Maxine Turner<br />Nicole Regina White<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 />
  45. 45. Class Activity <br />
  46. 46. Alyssa’s Story<br />
  47. 47. Colleen’s Story<br />
  48. 48. Application<br />
  49. 49. Citations<br />

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