Bullying: Relational Aggression

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Bullying: Relational Aggression

  1. 1. Bullying:Relational Aggression<br />Bullying S behavrdatsintendD 2 cauZmNtL distress n.orfizikL harm, exists ina R/Ship n wich there's an imbalance of pwr n str, n S repEtedovrtym<br />Grade 7<br />Mrs. Glasgow<br />
  2. 2. Define: Bullying<br />Bullying is behavior that : <br />Is intended to cause mental distress and/or physical harm<br />Exists in a relationship in which there is an imbalance of power and strength<br />Is repeated over time<br />
  3. 3. Relational Aggression Definition<br />DsignD 2 hurt SOME1 Harms relationships w othas Tends 2b mistaken o overlooked 4 minor argumnt<br />Designed to hurt someone <br />Harms relationships with others<br />Tends to be mistaken or overlooked for minor argument<br />
  4. 4. Relationships<br />Used as weapons<br />Creates imbalance of power<br />Gain control<br />Harms self-esteem of bullied<br />Increases social status of bully<br />Seek revenge by bully<br />
  5. 5. Frequency<br />Repetitive<br />Continuous<br />
  6. 6. Gender Specific?<br />No!<br />Girls more likely<br />Boys do participate<br />
  7. 7. Effects<br />Lifelong <br />Victim & Aggressor peer<br />
  8. 8. Relational Aggression<br />Withholding friendship<br />Cliques/Exclusive clubs<br />Ignoring/excluding others<br />Building Alliances<br />
  9. 9. Relational Aggression<br />Verbal insults<br />Spreading rumors/gossiping<br />
  10. 10. Relational Aggression<br />Influencing<br />Talking people into peer rejection of another child<br />
  11. 11. Relational Aggression<br />Cyberbullying<br />Bullying with the use of social media<br />
  12. 12. Relational Aggression Effects -- Victim<br />Lower self-esteem<br />Loneliness<br />Anxiety/depression<br />School attendance drops<br />Avoid social situations<br />Seek revenge <br />becomes an aggressor<br />
  13. 13. Relational Aggression Effects – Aggressive Person<br />Loneliness<br />Isolation<br />Less accepted by peers<br />Depression/withdrawal/social avoidance/anxiety<br />Problems social as adult<br />
  14. 14. Victim<br />Aggressor<br /><ul><li>Loneliness
  15. 15. Isolation
  16. 16. Less accepted by peers
  17. 17. Depression
  18. 18. Withdrawal
  19. 19. Social avoidance
  20. 20. Anxiety
  21. 21. Problems social as adult
  22. 22. Lower self-esteem
  23. 23. Loneliness
  24. 24. Anxiety
  25. 25. Depression
  26. 26. School attendance drops
  27. 27. Avoid social situations
  28. 28. Seek revenge
  29. 29. becomes aggressor creating new victims</li></li></ul><li>Where?<br />Unstructured areas<br />Recess<br />Cafeteria<br />Locker Rooms<br />Hallways<br />Walk/Bus Home<br />Restrooms<br />
  30. 30. Physical vs. Relational<br />Occurs in all locations <br />Classroom<br />Gym class<br />Extra-curricular activities<br />After School Sports <br />
  31. 31. Reporting<br />Less likely to be reported<br />Signs<br />Mean note in class<br />Excluding at lunchtables<br />Eyes that catch and narrow<br />
  32. 32. Relational Aggressor<br />Social butterfly<br />Popular<br />High self-esteem<br />Masters of manipulation<br />To adults student appears innocent<br />Good reputations<br />Positive attention from Adults<br />Difficult for Adults to ID<br />
  33. 33. What to do?<br />Best-friends change<br />Private info stays private<br />Do not share info that can be used to hurt you<br />DO NOT SHARE<br />Locker combo<br />Crushes<br />CHOOSE FRIENDS WISELY<br />
  34. 34. Be a Floater!!<br />Self-worth does not equal friendships<br />Does not exclude<br />Not tied to one group of friends<br />Accepted for who they are <br />
  35. 35. Compassion<br />Don’t be a bystander<br />No teasing/gossip<br />
  36. 36. Friendships<br />Friends = same interests<br />Friends ≠ social status<br />
  37. 37. Actions<br />Actions have consequences and impact on others<br />
  38. 38. Strategies to Help:<br />Stay calm and confident<br />No emotion<br />No retaliation<br />Ignore & Walk away<br />Internet – No response<br />
  39. 39. Strategies to Help:<br />Keep Records<br />Notes<br />Emails<br />Texts<br />Journal of events<br />Verbal/Nonverbal<br />
  40. 40. Strategies to Help:<br />You are not a loser<br />Relational aggressor has problems<br />
  41. 41. Strategies to Help:<br />Remember<br />Definitionof RA<br />RA’s weakness <br />Knowledge of behavior<br />Go to a trusted Adult<br />Evidence<br />
  42. 42. Strategies to Help:<br />Counselingfor long term problems<br />
  43. 43. The Truth About Truman School <br />by DoriHillestad Butler<br />A story of middle school cyberbullying as seen through the eyes of:<br />Zebby… she just wants to tell the truth.<br />Amr… he wants people to understand that he is just as American as anyone else.<br />Lilly… she wants to be popular.<br />Hayley… she IS popular.<br />Brianna… she wants to be Hayley’s B.F.F.<br />Trevor… he just wants to be left alone<br />

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