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Bullies

By: Rentoria Moore

What is Bullying?
Bullying is unwanted,

aggressive behavior among


school aged children that
involves a real or perceived
power imbalance.
Use superior strength or
influence to intimidate
someone, typically force
him or her to do what one
wants.
There is more than one
type of bullying

Cyber bullying
Cyber bullying is using

internet to send nasty


messages, spread
rumors, send
inappropriate emails,
share private
information and post
inappropriate photos.

Be Aware of Cyber bullying!

Verbal Bullying
Name calling, threatening,

nasty or hurtful comments,


racial slurs, or rude remarks.

Physical Bullying
Hitting, kicking, hurting,

slapping, punching,
pushing

Emotional Bullying
Spreading rumors,

leaving people out,


ignoring, gossiping

Facts about Bullying


Over 160,000 teens skip school everyday

because of bullying
Over 3.2 million students are victims of
bullying each year
1 in 4 teachers see nothing wrong with
bullying and will only intervene 4% of the time
Over 67% of students believe that schools
respond poorly to bullying

Continued facts
71% of students report bullying as a problem
1 in 10 students drop out of school because of

repeated bullying
Physical bullying increases in elementary
school, peaks in middle school, and declines in
high school.
Verbal bullying remains constant through out
school
Bullying is the most common form of violence

Are you being bullied?


Walk away when the bully

approaches you.
Laugh at the bully
Think about something else
Yelling STOP sometimes
help
Tell an Adult

What not to do
Never think it is your fault. Nobody deserves

to be bullied!
Skip school or drop out
Hurt yourself
Fight back
Entertain their ignorance
Dont be afraid to tell

Bullying in schools
Bullying in schools can

have a negative impact


on ones ability to learn
Educate your students
and staff
Stop it before it starts
Build a safe
environment
Create policies and
rules
Posters about bullying
up around school

Who are bullies?


Bullies are children who are

motivated by a desire to
increase their popularity
They often choose unpopular
victims to avoid losing social
status
Boys who are bullies tend to
seek the approval of other
boys
Girls who are bullies seek
approval of other girls
Bullies are always looking to
be noticed

Characteristics
Be impulsive
Hot-headed
Dominant
Easily frustrated
Lack empathy
Have difficulty following rules
View violence in a positive way

Family risk factors


Lack a warmth and involvement on the part of

parents
Harsh, physical discipline
Over permissive parenting
Lack of limits for children's behavior

Other violent behaviors


Get into fights often
Vandalize property
Steal property
Smoke
Drink alcohol
Drop out of school
Carry weapon

If my child is bullying
Make it clear that you will not

tolerate that behavior


Develop clear rules within your
family
Praise and reinforce your child
for following rules
Spend more time with your child
Carefully supervise and monitor
his or her activities
Encourage him or her to get
involved in activities at school

Effects of Bullying
Male and female
Both young and old
Backaches,

headaches,
stomachaches
Any ethnic group
Variety of illnesses
Psychological
problems
Mood swings

Physical Effects
Black eyes
Bloody nose
Gunshots
Knife wounds
Scratches

Setting a bully-free
Classroom
Hanging anti-bullying posters
Make talking about bullying apart of your

lesson
Keep your eyes and ears open at all times
Teach students on how to deal with bullying
Have guest speakers come into class to talk
about bullying
Dont allow students to pick their own groups
all the time

Signs if your child is being bullied:


Comes home with unexplained injuries
Has fewer friends
Talks about suicide
Acts out of character
Avoid certain places
Has trouble sleeping
Feels like theyre not good enough
Make excuses not to go to school

Statistics:
86% of students said, other

kids picking on them, making


fun of them or bullying them
causes teenagers to turn to
lethal violence in the schools.
- 61% of students said
students shoot others because
they have been victims of
physical abuse at home.
Harassment and bullying
have been linked to 75% of
school-shooting incidents

Bystanders!
Be aware of bystanders as well
purposefully ignoring the event

entirely;
Witnessing the event and choosing

not to take the appropriate actions;


Witnessing the event thinking

something on the lines of, at least


that person wasnt me.

Works Cited
https://www.dosomething.org/
http://www.stompoutbullying.org/
http://www.stopbullying.gov/
http://

www.bullyingstatistics.org/content/facts-on-bul
lying.html