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					BULLYING


      Presented by:
Gulf Shores Peer Helpers
 WHAT IS
BULLYING?
         CHARACTERISTICS
   Aggressive behavior

   Repeated over a period of time

   Imbalance of power
WHAT ARE SOME
    WAYS
  TO BULLY?
           PHYSICALLY
 Hitting
 Kicking
 Pushing & Shoving
 Choking
 Biting
 Pinching
            VERBALLY
 Taunting
 Threatening
 Name calling
 Teasing
 Rumors
        OTHER METHODS
 Exclusion
 Obscene gestures
 Racial slurs
 Mocking the victims cultural traditions
         Teacher Survey
     Do students bully each other at this school?



40
35
30
25
                                                    Yes
20                                                  No
          91%
15
10
 5                             9%
 0
                            Teacher Survey
 Where have you seen bullying take place? (percentage of population)


90
80
70
60
50
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40
30
20
10
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                   Student Survey
        (Percentage answering „yes‟ to the following questions)


100
 90
 80
 70                                                           6th Grade
 60
 50                                                           7th Grade
 40
 30                                                           8th Grade
 20
 10
  0
          Do               Have you             Have you
       students            ever been               seen
      bully each           bullied at           somebody
       other at               this                getting
         this               school?             bullied at
       school?                                     this
                                                 schoiol?
                    Student Survey
 Where have you seen bullying take place? (percentage of population)


80
70
60
50                                                                          6th Grade
40                                                                          7th Grade
30                                                                          8th Grade
20
10
 0
                                               Bathrm
            Class


                    Lunch


                            Library

                                      Locker
     Hall




                                                                    Other
                                                        Stairwell
                                       Rm.
    Some Comments from students
     about where bullying occurs:
 Everywhere!!!
 All over the school
 Behind the bushes
 Where no adults are around
 In the bathrooms/ locker-rooms
 In the cafeteria
 On the bus
MYTHS ABOUT
 BULLYING
Bullies   really have low self-esteem.

Bullies   just need attention. Ignore them.

Most bullying    is done outside of school

Teachers    know if bullying is a problem or not.

“Sticksand stones will break your bones, but
names can never hurt you”
DAMAGES FROM BULLYING
      INCLUDE:
 Physical injuries
 Emotional/Mental damage (lowered self-
  esteem)
 Death/Suicide
 Lawsuits
You mean people get sued for
        bullying?




          YES!!!
COURT CASES
Haugstad vs. Standwood-Camano
    School District (1999)
 Taya Haugstad constantly harassed by a
  male student
 Haugstad has cerebral palsy
 Called retarded, stupid, and had her
  wheelchair rammed into a wall
 District ordered to pay $310,000
    Anchorage School District vs.
           Tom (2000)
 Tom was described as being awkward
  which invited the bullying
 Following an incident Tom received ISSP
  and the next day attempted suicide
 Parents sued for $33 million for lifetime
  care (vegetative state)
 District paid $1 million
 District insurance company paid $3.5
  million
Jacksonville Bus Beating (2004)
 7 students charged with misdemeanor
  battery
 Duval County and the first student currently
  being sued by the victim‟s mother
WHAT CAN WE
 DO ABOUT
 BULLYING?
Make  parents aware (newsletters,
conferences, PTA, etc.)

Role-playing    exercises

Express disapproval of bullying
immediately whenever and wherever it
occurs.

Listen to   student concerns
Make   students aware of consequences for
bullying behavior

Reward  students for inclusive and non-
aggressive behavior
Thank You
    for
 your time
                         References
Dowshen, S. & Pendley, J. S. (2001). Bullying and your child. Kids Health for
    Parents. Retrieved on November 10, 2004, from,
    http://kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/feelings/bullies.html
Newquist.C. (2004). Bully-proof your school. Education World. Retrieved on
    November 10, 2004, from, http://www.education-
    world.com/a_admin/admin018.shtml
Pinkham, P. & Garza, C. L. (2004). Student‟s mom to sue in bus attack, The
    Florida Times-Union
Skolnik, S. (2000). Disabled girl abused by bully wins $31,000 court
    judgement, Seattle PI News Source
Starr, L. (2000). Bullying interventionstrategies that work. Education World.
    Retrieved on November 10, 2004, from,
    http://www.educationworld.com/a_issues/issues103.shtml
Starr, L. (2000). Sticks and stones and names can hurt you: de-myth-tifying
    the classroom bully!. Education World. Retrieved on November 10, 2004,
    from, http://www.educationworld.com/a_issues/issues102.shtml

				
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