Bullying and Harassment (PowerPoint)

					Bullying and Harassment

      Sian Jackson
     Semester 2, 2010
What is Bullying and Harassment?

Bullying occurs when people abuse power to
 oppress or annoy other people.
Harassment is bullying taken to another
 level. It is a crime, and should be reported
 to the police.
      What is Cyber Bullying?
Cyberbullying is a form of bullying which is
 carried out through an internet service
 such as email, chat room, discussion
 group, online social networking, instant
 messaging or web pages. It can also
 include bullying through mobile phone
 technologies such as SMS.
     What are the different types of
      bullying and harassment?
Verbal bullying: when someone is called names, threatened and
  made to feel bad.

Physical bullying: when someone is hit, punched, pushed or have
  their personal items stolen and any other kind of physical aggressive

Social bullying: when someone is left out of games, deliberately
  ignored and has bad things spread about them and made to feel like
  an outsider.

Psychological bullying: when a someone is stalked or intimidated.

Cyber Bullying: This type of bullying can be chat rooms, online, instant
  messing, on a mobile phone or even emails.
    What are the actions of a cyber
•   Examples of cyber bullying behavior are:
•   Teasing and being made fun of
•   Spreading of rumours online
•   Sending unwanted messages
 What are the warning signals?
Some signals to watch out for if you believe
  a friend is being bullied are:
• Antisocial behavior
• Fear of being alone
• Depression
• Anxiety
 What are the effects of bullying
         for the bully?
Children who bully are more likely to engage in
  other criminal and anti-social behaviors, such
• Fighting
• Vandalism
• Truancy
• Dropping out of school
• Stealing
• Smoking
• Alcohol/and or drug abuse
 What are the effects of bullying
        for the victim?
Bullying for the victim can be devastating. They
  can experience many different behaviors, and all
  are very hard to deal with:
• Fear of being alone
• Depression
• Loneliness
• Anxiety
• Low self-esteem
• Physical illness
• Suicidal thoughts
But there is help for all of this…
      How can you avoid cyber
• Keep a record (including time and date) - This may help
  you (or the police) to find out who is sending the
• Tell someone - Talk to someone you trust, a parent,
  friend, school counsellor or teacher.
• If messages are threatening or serious get in touch
  with the police - Cyberbullying, if it's threatening, is
  illegal. You don't need to put up with that!
• Change your contact details - Get a new user name
  for the internet, a new e-mail account, a new mobile
  phone number and only give them out to your closest
      How can you deal with the
•   Be assertive
•   Tell a trusted adult
•   Know what kind of bully you are facing
•   Have some kind of self defense ready
•   Remember that you are the brave one, not
          Who can you tell?
• Parents and teacher can always help with
• For Cyberbullies, there is almost always a
  report user button on chats and emails
• Talk to Lifeline or Helpline. Their numbers
  are 13 11 14 and 1800 55 1800
       Who can you tell cont.
• http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/11_16/report/
This is a website with a report abuse button
  on it, so you can access some kind of
  relief no matter what.