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Premium member Presentation Transcript PowerPoint Presentation: Bullying: What we should know, What can be done? firstname.lastname@example.orgAfter the presentation…: After the presentation…PowerPoint Presentation: I am… a father A teacher A caring citizen There ARE ... Many things that can be done do to more effectively address bullying! We have the knowledge The Key question is… DO WE HAVE THE WILL? Telling it StraightPowerPoint Presentation: Presentation Tweets: Most kids are pretty great, most of the time #Bullying is about an abuse of power and control #Bullying is a relationship issue Bullying is not an “epidemic” and is slowly decreasing in Canada Bullying is the number one concern of Canadian parents http://is.gd/3wcaTv Bullying is often a top non-academic issue of most classroom teachers, yet… Very few teachers have ever had a research-based course about #bullying This is like have health professional who haven’t been trained to help the public with the flu! This MUST change! People want quick fixes to deal with # bullying , but there's no such thing. Healthy relationships take time to build, sustain & repair More than 50% of middle school principals consider # bullying a major problem http://bit.ly/ZVjjgM Do they train staff? http:// bit.ly/wVgeytPowerPoint Presentation: Presentation Tweets: We need to move past the anti- # bullying "edutainment" that is presented in schools & focus on daily relationship-building. # Bullying One-off anti- # bullying assemblies have a modest impact at best. We need to create long term, positive, caring cultures Hurt people, hurt people. Healed people, heal people. # Bullying behaviour needs consequences, consequences that teach (formative) Schools should not only have clearly-written, easily accessible anti- # bullying policies, they need 2 have positive, pro-active action plans Beyond the Bully and the Bullied: # Bullying Also Impacts the Mental Health of the Bystanders http://bit.ly/SINnnY 60% of boys described as bullies in grades 6-9 had been convicted of at least 1 crime by the age 24. <- Invest in education now, not jails later! If a student and/or their parents feel they have to change classes or schools because of # bullying , then we have failed that child & family.PowerPoint Presentation: Presentation Tweets: We need to re-think #bullying as community health and Wellness issue We have to challenge societal myths Not everything in education is a true priority, the safety, health and well-being of our children is! We have to train teachers Don’t create environments where bullying We need to provide better support for parents We need to have common understandings and use a common vocabulary about #bullying We need to focus on prevention through education All efforts need to be research-based #Bullying is a learned behaviour, there is no “B-Chromosome” #Bullying is behaviour. Behaviours are learned. Kids learn from adult models.PowerPoint Presentation: Presentation Tweets: #cyberbullying is more about people, relationships and choices, less about technology Technology acts as an amplifier, is amplifies the best and the worst of humanity When parents give our kids access to SmartPhones, we are giving them access to the most powerful communication tools in history Parents need to remember that most # cyberbullying happens away from school, on home computers & Smartphones Most cyberbullying happens away from school The most effective filter we can use is not an app we buy and install on our kids’ computers The most effective filter we can work with is the one between our kids’ ears! The single most effective thing adults can do to help our kids deal with online issues such as cyberbullying is to develop a relationship of trust We need a coordinated, National anti- #bullying strategyPowerPoint Presentation: Technology is an amplifier. Cyberbullying is not a technology issuePowerPoint Presentation: What Do We Know About Bullying?PowerPoint Presentation: What is bullying? While academics debate the actual wording of a formal definition of bullying, most agree that there are at least three key aspects to bullying behaviour; that there is an imbalance of power in relationships where bullying occurs, that bullying behaviours are repeated and that they are intentional. Bullying can be done by individuals or groups. Bullying is about power and control . Bullying takes many forms, and can include many different behaviours, such as: Physical violence and attacks Verbal taunts, name-calling and put-downs Threats and intimidation Extortion or stealing of money and possessions Exclusion from the peer group (shunning) Using information technologies to bully others (cyberbullying) What Do We Know About Bullying?PowerPoint Presentation: Five misunderstandings about bullying: Most anti-bullying assemblies are ineffective “ Bullies” usually aren’t the source of the problem Not all meanness and cruelty is bullying “Cyberbullying” is not (primarily) about technology Stop playing the “Blame game” What Do We Know About Bullying?PowerPoint Presentation: What Do We Know About Bullying? Children begin bullying and being bullied as soon as they are old enough to engage in social interactionsPowerPoint Presentation: What Do We Know About Bullying? Most anti-bullying programs aren't effectivePowerPoint Presentation: What Do We Know About Bullying? Children who bully also have problems with other relationships.PowerPoint Presentation: What Do We Know About Bullying? Bullying behaviors are learned and practiced at homePowerPoint Presentation: What Do We Know About Bullying? Social desires drive both bullying and other children's reactions to itPowerPoint Presentation: What Do We Know About Bullying? Bullying stems from a desire to have power and controlPowerPoint Presentation: What Do We Know About Bullying? Poor problem-solving skills increase children's risk of becoming both a bully and a victim.PowerPoint Presentation: What Do We Know About Bullying? Students and parents may define bullying differentlyPowerPoint Presentation: What Do We Know About Bullying? Even popular, well-liked students get bulliedPowerPoint Presentation: What Do We Know About Bullying? Cyberbullying operates differently than traditional bullyingPowerPoint Presentation: Dynamics of Bully-Victim Situations Most bullying takes place in school and is reinforced by an audience In over 20% of bullying situations, peers actively reinforced bullying by physically or verbally joining in the aggression. In 54 percent of cases, they reinforced the bully by watching, by not joining in. In only 25 percent of cases did peers support the victim. * Be aware of The Bystander Effect… * Peplar, Debra J. and Craig, Wendy of the Lamarsh Centre for Research on Violence and Conflict Resolution -York University. What Do We Know About Bullying?PowerPoint Presentation: Bullying Facts: Bullying occurs in school playgrounds every 7 minutes and once every 25 minutes in class (Pepler et al., 1997) 85% of bullying episodes occur in the context of a peer group -(Atlas and Pepler, 1997, Craig and Pepler, 1997) 83% of students indicate that watching bullying makes them feel uncomfortable (Pepler et al., 1997) Bullying stops in less than 10 seconds, most of the time when peers intervene on behalf of the victim. -(Pepler et al., 1997) Bullying is often hidden from teachers. Teachers’ lack of awareness is evident in playground observations in which teachers intervened to stop only one in twenty-five (4%) of the bullying episodes (Craig and Pepler, 1997) What Do We Know About Bullying?PowerPoint Presentation: bullying is one of the most underrated and enduring social problems children who are repeatedly victimized, sometimes see suicide as their only escape bullies lose their popularity as they get older, and are eventually disliked by the majority of students most victims are unlikely to report bullying only one in four children report that teachers intervene in bullying situations, while seven in ten teachers believe they always intervene the emotional scars of bullying can last a lifetime What adults need to know…PowerPoint Presentation: (Craig & Pepler, 2000, p. 5)PowerPoint Presentation: Become educated Teach children to communicate . If an adult or a child is bullying them, they need to have the skills to persistently ask for help. Do not accept the bullying behavior as a problem children have to live with The bullying behavior is the responsibility of those who bully , not the child being bullied. Beware of labeling someone as a “bully”. Focus on the inappropriate behaviour. Everyone has the potential to play a role as a bully, the bullied or as a bystander. Beware of simplistic “ Zero Tolerance ” responses to bullying. Bullying is about relationships . Those who bully need options that focus on learning to develop empathy for others, positive role modeling and fostering healthy relationships with others . What adults can do…PowerPoint Presentation: Bullying Strategies Schools Should Avoid Conflict resolution, mediation, healing circles : Such strategies can be useful for conflict between parties of relatively equal power, but bullying involves an imbalance of power, with most, if not all of the power on the aggressor’s side. Bringing the aggressor and the victim together very likely will make the situation worse because the bully will have greater power, now knowing who “ratted” on them. Applying labels : Children often live up to labels they are given. Label the behaviour, NOT the child “ Zero Tolerance ” (=suspension): Suspensions for behaviour may be necessary at times, but they do not solve the problem of bullying. The only value of suspension is to diffuse an emotionally volatile situation, prevent physical harm to a child, get the attention of parents or all three Group therapy for bullies: Bullies often end up learning how to be better bulliesPowerPoint Presentation: Bullying Strategies Schools Should Adopt Establish baseline data re. The extent and nature of bullying in the school through anonymous surveys Bullying is about power and control in unhealthy relationships. Relationships are complex and require more thoughtful responses that teach and promote healthy relationship choices. “You can’t bully a bully into not being a bully.” “Hurt people, hurt people, healed people, heal people.” Create different, anonymous ways that bullying can be reported e.g. texting Implement programs that “Catch Kids Caring” and modeling positive choices and healthy relationships Implement programs that encourage and foster empathy, tolerance and understanding, Such as the “ Roots of Empathy ” program see http://www.rootsofempathy.org/PowerPoint Presentation: What adults can do NOW Use (formative) consequences that teach When children misbehave, you want them to learn different positive ways of behaving. Consequences for misbehaviour should send the message that bullying is unacceptable but also provide support for children to learn the skills they are lacking. For example, if you learn a child has bullied a classmate, he/she may have to spend the weekend at home but uses that time to write a letter of apology or draw a picture of what it feels like to be bullied. All children need to understand their own feelings and the feelings of others. Encourage children to report Adults are frequently unaware of bullying situations because children are usually afraid to come forward. Let children know that you want to hear about every incident of bullying and encourage them to talk to you or another adult they trust. Explain the difference between tattling and telling: tattling is what you do to get someone into trouble, telling is what you do to get someone out of trouble. *Source: PREVNetPowerPoint Presentation: What adults Can Do NOW Build on childrens' strengths Children who are bullied often have low self-esteem. Encourage them to participate in activities they enjoy so they can start to feel good about themselves. Promote these types of activities with you, other family members, and other children. For children who bully, provide opportunities for them to use their natural leadership skills in a positive way (e.g., teaching siblings and younger children a new sport or skill). * Give children scripts Children who are bullied find it hard to stand up for themselves. Adults can help by practicing with them what they should say and do in a situation. Children who bully need help learning different problem-solving skills, managing frustration, and resisting peer pressure to bully. Give children examples of words they should use to ask for things they want or need, as well as how to express their feelings. It’s important to solve problems with children rather than for them. Role play… *Source: PREVNetPowerPoint Presentation: What adults can do NOW. Be ready to listen If a child reports being bullied, be ready to listen right away. Don’t put it off. Thank the child for being brave enough to come forward and explain that it is his/ her right to feel safe. Ask for details about the incident and convey your concern. Be willing to respond to all reports, even the seemingly trivial ones such as namecalling. Consistency matters! If a child tells you they have hurt another child, help him /her find a way to make amends and repair the relationship. Promote diversity and acceptance: Talk to adolescents about the accuracy of stereotypes with regard to race, religion, sexual orientation, and other individual differences. Teach them that unique attributes make people special and convey the message that being different does not mean you are less deserving of respect from others. Monitor your own use of stereotypes and derogatory language. * *Source: PREVNetPowerPoint Presentation: Leadership is key Awareness: Don't be afraid to name the problem Understand the problem (Educators should be strongly encouraged to take courses from www.bullyingcourse.com ) Develop/update policies Create a positive proactive, action plan with student and parental involvement Actions need to be research-based. Feedback and evaluation are needed Maintain commitment, hope and energy Be aware of, stand up against Bullying and harassment among employees in the workplace What Schools Can DO:PowerPoint Presentation: Looking Ahead: The power of youth! The National Peer Power Youth Leadership NetworkPowerPoint Presentation: Looking ahead… November 17-23, 2013 Bullying is a community health and wellness issue!PowerPoint Presentation: Cochrane's Official Town Proclamation...PowerPoint Presentation: Creative Partnerships Michael “Pinball” Clemons, former Player, Coach, President, Toronto Argonauts Football ClubPowerPoint Presentation: Nominate a young person in your community for Canada’s National Caring Kids Awards!PowerPoint Presentation: Looking ahead… "Cyberbullying involves the use of information and communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behaviour by an individual or group, that is intended to harm others." “Everyone has the right to be respected and the responsibility to respect others, in person AND online!”PowerPoint Presentation: What Can Be Done? Teach teachers Bullying is often the number one non-academic issue that most teachers face Bullying is the number one education concern of Canadian parents, yet… Most Canadian educators are not properly trained to effectively address bullying This situation is unacceptable It is like having nurses and doctors who don’t know how to help the public with the fluPowerPoint Presentation: E101 – An Introduction to Bullying for Educators P101 – An Introduction to Bullying for Parents What Can Be Done? Teach teachers and parentsPowerPoint Presentation: Closing thoughts… Most kids are pretty great, most of the time Become better educated There are no simple solutions Actions need to be research-based We need new thinking We (adults) need to walk the walk We can’t do it alone We all have much to share Don’t forget the potential of our youth We won’t stop everything, but we CAN do a lot We need to be in it for the long haul Do we have the will? 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