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									Please seat yourselves
  in groups of 5-6.




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An Overview of
   Bullying



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Think of the most tolerant
person in your building.

What behavior would
s/he have to be aware of
before intervening?


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Think of the least tolerant
person in your building.

What behavior would s/he
have to be aware of before
intervening?


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  Write the behaviors on the
        Post-It Notes.


Most Tolerant - Least Tolerant


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     Violence Continuum
Shooting someone with a gun
                              Stabbing someone
Flashing a weapon
                              Hitting/kicking
Shoving/punching
                              Spitting/pushing

Intimidation/extortion
                              Stalking

Sexual Harassment
                              Damaging property
Stealing
                              Taunting/ridiculing
Name calling
                              Threatening
Writing graffiti
                              Staring/leering
Gesturing
                              Starting rumors/
                              gossiping

Eye rolling
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Think About

1. As a student in your building, what
bullying behavior could you get away
with at least half the time?

2. Why is this true?

3. What is the most frequent bullying
behavior involving kids on kids that
you observe in your building?            7
Definition of Violence:

Violence is any
word, look, sign, or act
that hurts a person’s
body, feelings, or things.

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Definition of Harassment:

Harassment in itself means to
trouble, worry or torment, with
repeated questions or attacks.
The victim feels hassled and
becomes very frustrated, as the
harassment may be a
continuous event.
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          EPS Board Policy # 4420R
Definition of Intimidation:

Intimidation involves making
someone else afraid,
intentionally making her/him
timid, or forcing her/him in
some manner by using threats
of violence.
             EPS Board Policy # 4420R
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Definition of Bullying:
Bullying is aggressive behavior or
intentional harming of another
person. Bullying occurs within an
interpersonal relationship
characterized by an imbalance of
power that involves exploitation of a
less powerful person by one seeking an
unfair advantage.
It is repeated over time.
              EPS Board Policy # 4420R11
Bullying happens when someone
with more power unfairly hurts
someone with less power
over and over again.

Power may be physical strength,
social skill, verbal ability, or another
resource.                                  12
Physical Bullying:
Harm to another student’s
person or property
(threatening harm or gestures,
tripping, hitting, starting
fights, extortion, assaulting
with a weapon, homicide.)
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Emotional Bullying:

Harm to another’s self worth
using remarks, insulting
gestures, harassing/frightening
phone calls, challenging in
public.
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Social Bullying:
Harm to another’s group
acceptance by gossiping,
playing tricks, spreading
rumors, racial insults,
exclusion tactics, arranging
public humiliation,
undermining other
relationships, ruining a
reputation.                    15
Sexual Bullying:

Reference is made to Board
Policy #4810, as that policy
was developed specifically to
address this type of bullying.


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Think of instances in your
building that an adult’s
behavior would fit the
definition of bullying.


Discuss this at your tables.

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Board Policy # 4420R

“Any employee engaging in the
bullying of a student is subject to
discipline, which could include but
would not be limited to verbal or
written disciplinary action,
administrative transfer, suspension,
demotion, forfeiture of pay or
termination in accordance with
applicable law.”                       18
There are 2 Fuels
  for Violence:



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    Entitlement
The belief that people have the right
to use violence or threats of violence
  to express feelings, meet needs or
            satisfy desires.             20
      Tolerance

What we put up with or allow –
    or accept as the norm.

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 Occurs when violence
is accepted as the norm
    through ignoring,
    rationalizing, and
minimizing incidents of
         violence.

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Entitlement and tolerance



are not the behaviors but rather
     what drives behavior.
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What causes students to tolerate
 or enable these behaviors?



            It works
       May be all they know
        Drama is inviting
            Expected
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         Think it is okay
 What groups enable
violence to continue?




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Personnel                 Parents

Denial                    Guilt
Nonreporting              Blame
Favoritism                Sanction parties
Ignoring or               Teach violence
minimizing                Inconsistency
Stop! Quit! Don't!

Students                  Community
Denial                    Deny the problem
DN tell or report Guilt
Glorify                   Nonrecognition
Power or attention        Leave it to
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                          law enforcement
      Characteristics
        of Bullies
Proactive Bully:   Reactive Bully:
* deliberate       * emotional
* detached         * poor impulse
                    control
* unemotional      *distorted thinking
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     General Characteristics
           of Bullies
 Average academically
 Not anxious or insecure
 Do not have low self esteem
 Usually have small network of
  friends
 Successfully hide their behaviors
 Excited by reactions of their victims
  (such as fighting back)…
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Further General Characteristics
         of Bullies…
 Are excited by their bullying behavior
 Thrive on feelings of dominance and
  power
 Have low empathy and low
  compassion
 Enjoy causing pain
 Blame the victims
 Interpret ambiguous acts as hostile
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       Characteristics of
      Provocative Victims
 Pester and irritate others repeatedly
 Quick-tempered and will fight back
 Get others charged up
 Can look like a bully but always a
  victim in the end
 May be clumsy, immature, restless
 Provoke attacks…
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Further Characteristics of
Provocative Victims…
   Isolated
   Friendless
   Overly dependent on adults
   Distressed
   May be learning disabled - especially
    NVLD
   Often diagnosed with ADD or ADHD
   Bullied repeatedly
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    Characteristics of Passive
            Victims
 Have a lot of affect
 Rarely tell they are being bullied
 May carry weapons as self-protection
 Don’t invite attack
 Sensitive and cry easily
 Pushovers
 Lack social skills
 Often chosen last
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District And Staff
Responsibilities:
       EPS Board Policy #4420R

* Provide classroom
instruction in character
education that addresses
issues related to bullying.
Communicate to students
the following expectations:      33
A. We shall not bully
other students.

B. We shall try to help
students who are bullied.

C. We shall make a point
to include students who
become easily left out.     34
What Do You Know
 About Bullying?




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1. All bullying involves
physical aggression.
2. Only boys bully.
3. Once a bully always a bully.
4. Those who bully have low
self esteem.
5. Children who bully are
generally from families in
lower socioeconomic levels…
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6. As a rule, children who
   bully do poorly in school.
7. Those who bully appear
   agitated and aggressive.
8. Most bullying happens on
   the way to school or on the
   way home from school…
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9. Putting a stop to bullying
   at school means only that
   the location in which this
   behavior occurs will move
   from the school to other
   places in the community.
10. Fighting back will deter
   bullying behavior.
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             Conclusion

  “Peace is active, not passive.
   Peace is doing, not waiting.
Peace, like war, must be waged.”
                   Jimmy Carter
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Resources:

* Oklahoma State Department of
  Health, June, 2002
* Sharon Heatly,
  Norman Public Schools
* EPS BOE Board Policy 4420
  and Regulations
* Dan Olweus, “Bullying 101”
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