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Title: BULLYING


1
BULLYING
  • Presented by
  • Gulf Shores Peer Helpers

2
YOU STUPID IDIOT
SHUT-UP DIRTY GIRL
YOU BIG FAT MONKEY
I'M GONNA BEAT YOU UP
3
WHAT IS BULLYING?
4
CHARACTERISTICS
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Repeated over a period of time
  • Imbalance of power

5
WHAT ARE SOME WAYS TO BULLY?
6
PHYSICALLY
  • Hitting
  • Kicking
  • Pushing Shoving
  • Choking
  • Biting
  • Pinching

7
VERBALLY
  • Taunting
  • Threatening
  • Name calling
  • Teasing
  • Rumors

8
OTHER METHODS
  • Exclusion
  • Obscene gestures
  • Racial slurs
  • Mocking the victims cultural traditions

9
Teacher SurveyDo students bully each other at
this school?
91
9
10
Teacher SurveyWhere have you seen bullying take
place? (percentage of population)
11
Student Survey(Percentage answering yes to the
following questions)
12
Student SurveyWhere have you seen bullying take
place? (percentage of population)
13
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

14
MYTHS ABOUT BULLYING
15
  • 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.
  • Sticks and stones will break your bones, but
    names can never hurt you

16
DAMAGES FROM BULLYING INCLUDE
  • Physical injuries
  • Emotional/Mental damage (lowered self-esteem)
  • Death/Suicide
  • Lawsuits

17
You mean people get sued for bullying?
  • YES!!!

18
COURT CASES
19
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

20
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

21
Jacksonville Bus Beating (2004)
  • 7 students charged with misdemeanor battery
  • Duval County and the first student currently
    being sued by the victims mother

22
WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT BULLYING?
23
  • Make parents aware (newsletters, conferences,
    PTA, etc.)
  • Role-playing exercises
  • Express disapproval of bullying immediately
    whenever and wherever it occurs.
  • Listen to student concerns

24
  • Make students aware of consequences for bullying
    behavior
  • Reward students for inclusive and non-aggressive
    behavior

25
Thank You for your time
26
References
  • Dowshen, S. Pendley, J. S. (2001). Bullying and
    your child. Kids Health for Parents. Retrieved on
    November 10, 2004, from, http//kidshealth.org/par
    ent/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/admin
    018.shtml
  • Pinkham, P. Garza, C. L. (2004). Students 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_is
    sues/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/issue
    s102.shtml
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