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Title: Bullying

  • Creating a Caring Community

Four Markers of Bullying
  • Imbalance of Power
  • Intent to Harm
  • Threat of Further Aggression
  • Terror
  • Creating a Caring Community

The Ways and Means
  • Verbal Bullying (boys and girls use this equally)
  • Physical Bullying (mostly boys)
  • Relational Bullying (mostly girls)
  • Cyber-Bullying (boys and girls use this equally)
  • Creating a Caring Community

Common Bully Traits
  • Likes to dominated people
  • Likes to use others people to get what they want
  • Lack of empathy
  • Self-Seeking
  • Violence in the absence of adults
  • View others as weak and potential prey
  • Uses blame, criticism, and false allegations
  • Refuses to accept responsibility
  • Lacks foresight and short/long term consequences
  • Craves attention
  • In NOT typically about anger
  • Creating a Caring Community

Common Victim Traits
  • Greater risk for physical and mental health
  • Misses school more frequently
  • Higher levels of anxiety
  • Low self-worth
  • Potential for depression, social anxiety, and
  • Peers tend to avoid
  • Low social status
  • Isolation from peers (less likely to have close
  • Feelings of powerlessness
  • Higher risk for suicidal ideation
  • Creating a Caring Community

Warning Signs
  • Shows an abrupt lack of interest in school or
    refusal to go to school
  • Takes an unusual route to school
  • Suffers a drop in grades
  • Withdraws from family and school activities
  • Isolates
  • Is hungry after school
  • Makes a beeline to the bathroom when returning
    home from school
  • Is sad, sullen, angry, or scared after receiving
    communication (phone, text, email, chat, social
    networking, etc.)
  • Creating a Caring Community

Warning Signs
  • Does something out of character
  • Uses derogatory or demeaning language when
    talking about peers
  • Stops talking about everyday activities
  • Has disheveled, torn, or missing clothing
  • Has physical injuries not consistent with
  • Has stomach aches, head aches, panic attacks, is
    unable to sleep, sleeps too much, is exhausted
  • Creating a Caring Community

  • Creating a Caring Community

Bystandersfive reasons for not intervening
  • The bystander is afraid of getting hurt
  • The bystander is afraid of becoming a new target
  • The bystander is afraid of making things worse
  • The bystander doesnt know what to do
  • The Bully is my friend/relative
  • Creating a Caring Community

Creating a Caring Community
  • Principles/Values Driven
  • Effective Anti-Bullying Policies
  • Prevention Strategy
  • Creating a Caring Community

Principles/Values Driven
  1. Warmth, positive interest, and involvement from
  2. Firm and consistent limits as to unacceptable
  3. In case of violations of limits and rules,
    consistent application of non-hostile,
    non-physical sanctions
  4. Behavior by adults at home and community
    organizations that creates an authoritative (not
    authoritarian) adult-child interaction
  • Creating a Caring Community

Effective Anti-Bullying Policies
  1. Strong positive statement of the organizations
    desire to promote positive peer interactions
  2. A succinct definition of bullying
  3. A declaration of rights of the individuals and
    groups in the community
  4. A statement of the responsibility of witnesses
  5. Encouragement to speak to leaders when concerns
    of victimization surface
  6. A general description of how the
    organization/community will deal with
    bully/victim problem
  • Creating a Caring Community

Prevention Strategy
  1. Gather information about bullying directly from
  2. Establish clear organizational rules about
  3. Train all willing adults to respond sensitively
    and consistently to bullying
  4. Provide adequate adult supervision
  5. Improve parental awareness and involvement in
    addressing the problem
  • Creating a Caring Community
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