BULLYING is…
Aggressive actions that entail negative, unwanted behaviors.  Inequality of power or strength  Behaviors that are repeated over a period of time.

WHY PEOPLE BULLY…

50%

of bullying is about anti-gay issues

While anti-gay issues are 50% of the cause for bullying, there are only 5 out of 67 antibullying programs that are designated to deal with homophobia bullying.

MORE REASONS
Why people bully others… *Race or sex gender *Physical or mental ability * Culture, religion, or ethnicity *Amount of or lack of education *Physical features(body shape/size)

In an average classroom, every 1 out of 5 students fall victim to bullying.

WAYS PEOPLE ARE BULLIED…
*Verbally- derogatory remarks or name calling *Socially excluded or isolated *Physically- hitting, kicking, spitting *Lies or rumors are started *Money taken or property damaged *Threatened or forced to do things *Racially *Sexually *Cyber- texting or social networks (MySpace, facebook)

* Dan Olweus, founder of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, has created a concept called the “Bullying Circle.” * The Bullying Circle describes students who are involved in or witness bullying situations. * These students range from letters A through H on his circle.

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A- Students who bully B- Follower or Henchmen- student likes the bullying and plays an active part but does not initiate. C- Supporters or Passive Bullies- students openly support bullying by laughing or calling attention to situation. D- Passive Supporters or Possible Bullies- student likes bullying but does not show outward signs. E- Disengaged Onlooker- student does not get involved in any way. F- Possible Defender- student does not like the bullying but does nothing to stop it.

Cont’d  E- Disengaged Onlooker- student does not get involved in any way.  F- Possible Defender- student does not like the bullying but does nothing about it.  G- Defenders- students do not like the bullying and attempts to help.  H- Student being bullied. **Students described in B-F could all be avoiding becoming the next victim by their responses or lack of responses to the bully.

What can we do to help???

BULLYING ACADEMY

Bullyingacademy.org is a FREE interactive website for grades 4-8 teachers, students, and parents. It takes the participants through lessons that requires them to take a pre-quiz before they start a lesson and a post -quiz once they are finished the lesson. Our ultimate goal is to provide an environment for all students that is safe and bully free.

Let’s Start the End of the Bullying

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Websites to visit: Bullyingacademy.org Kidpower.org Olweus.org School.discoveryeducation.com Stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov

References Olweus,D. (1993). Bullying at School: What We Know and What We Can Do About It. Blackwell Publishing, Malden, Massachusetts. Zande van der, I. (2011). Bullying and Homophobia- Addressing Identity Based Attacks While Respecting Different Beliefs. Kidpower.org