Bullying Prevention

Bullying Prevention

What is Bullying?

A good definition is: Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time.
 
Types of Bullying:
  • Verbal bullying is saying or writing mean things. Verbal bullying includes things like teasing, name-calling, Inappropriate sexual comments or threatening
  • Social bullying refers to as relational bullying which involves hurting someone’s reputation or relationships. Social bullying might be for example; leaving someone out of a group on purpose,  spreading rumors about someone  or embarrassing someone in public
  • Physical bullying involves hurting a person’s body or their possessions. Physical bullying includes such acts as; hitting, kicking, pinching, spitting, tripping, pushing, taking or breaking someone’s possessions.
  • Cyber-bullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. This includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites. 

***Please read these amazing expert-driven Guide to Bullying Awareness. Updated, improved and extremely helpful!***

National Bullying Prevention Center has the following information available:

To read actual stories on bullying click here.

** An article was posted on April 29,2015- "Why its worse to bullied by kids then abused by adults" please read!

 

Staticstics on bullying, The overall outlook of the long term effects of bullying upon society is grim:

  • 60% of middle school students say that they have been bullied, while 16% of staff believes that students are bullied.
  • 160,000 students stay home from school every day due to bullying. (NEA)
  • 30% of students who reported they had been bullied said they had at times brought weapons to school.
  • A bully is 6 times more likely to be incarcerated by the age of 24.
  • 20% of high school students say they have seriously considered suicide within the last 12 months.
 To read more visit http://stopbullyingnowfoundation.org/main/

 

Websites and Webisodes for Teachers and Students

The following are interactive websites and webisodes for teachers and students to use in class to learn about bullying and how to "Stop Bullying" in their school.
For many years, bullying was seen as a necessary evil -- an unpleasant, but unavoidable, rite of childhood. Ignore it, we thought, and eventually it will go away. The problem hasn't gone away, though, and educators can no longer afford to ignore it.  Education Worlds Stop Bullying! program offers multiple activities that help teach kids about empathy, anger managemant and effective conflict resolution. 
 
 Please refer to the chart below to help determine if a bullying sitaution is occuring:
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This chart came from an article called Bullying Proves Vexing in Texas School, to read full article visit: http://www.dallasnews.com/news/metro/20150426-bullying-proves-a-vexing-problem-for-schools.ece
 
 
To read the Texas Bullying Policy and Procedures Sec 37.0832 click here