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BULLYING PREVENTIONBy: Julie Guillory EDUC 535 July 2010 : 

BULLYING PREVENTIONBy: Julie Guillory EDUC 535 July 2010 * Bullying is not a new problem *What can we do about bullying in our school?

Learning objectives : 

Learning objectives “Bullying” States a noted expert, Dan Olwens, “Poisons the educational environment and affects the learning of every child.” What can you do to keep bullying behavior from poisoning your school? Practical tips for changing the behaviors of bullies and their victims. A curriculum that promotes kindness, communication, cooperation and friendships. Activities that stress empathy, anger management and conflict resolution.

National Standards : 

National Standards Standard1: I will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health Standard 2: I will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors Standard 3: I will demonstrate the ability to access information, products and services to enhance health. Standard 4: I will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks. Standard 5: I will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health. Standard 6: I will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health. Standard 7: I will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks Standard 8: I will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family and community health.

Myths about Bullying : 

Myths about Bullying Stop bullying before it starts. Bullying is no longer seen as he norm in schools or the community at large, and prevention is the name of the game. Bully proof your school. Recognized as more than just a problem between kids, schools are called upon to put forth a team effort to end bullies longtime reign of terror Taking the bully by the horns. Giving you the tools needed to properly handle the situation when you are being harassed or bullied. All kids know how to recognize bullies-Or do they? - Educating yourself on how to identify a bully. What to look for?

Different Kinds of Bullying : 

Different Kinds of Bullying Physical Bullying Hitting, kicking, or pushing someone Stealing, hiding or ruining someone’s things Making someone do things they don’t want to Verbal Bullying Name-calling Teasing Insulting Relationship Bullying Refusing to talk to someone Spreading lies or rumors about someone Making someone do something they don’t want to do Cyber bullying Bullying over electronic media They will send hate motivated speech through electronic text Publish material in their targets name that defames or ridicules them

Courage by DegreesEvaluation and Discussion : 

Courage by DegreesEvaluation and Discussion Objectives- to evaluate the varying degrees of courage needed to respond t different teasing and bullying incidents and also we will discuss how to factors of popularity and age influence whether or not and how as bystanders we can intervene. Activity: Pose each of the following bullying or teasing scenarios to the class. After each example, you will write down the degree of courage that it would take to intervene on a scale of 1-4, with 1 indicating the least amount of courage and 4 indicating the most.

Courage by DegreesEvaluation and Discussion : 

Courage by DegreesEvaluation and Discussion How much courage does it take? Examples of the some of the questions presented. 1.Tell one of your friends to stop teasing a kid you don’t know very well 2.Tell one of the popular kids to stop making fun of someone you don’t know very well, 3.Tell your teacher about someone who is bulling another student

Courage by DegreesEvaluation and Discussion : 

Courage by DegreesEvaluation and Discussion Debriefing, How does popularity influence courage? In the situations where it’s hardest to intervene can you think of some things that might make it easier to be courageous?

Role-Plays: : 

Role-Plays: Objectives: To try on roles and respond from the perspectives of the various people involved in bullying incidents To understand the responsibilities of targets and bystanders To critically evaluate intervention options What are the benefits of using role-plays? Gives you insights into the different types of bullying and what roles bystanders, followers, and defenders might take in each situation Help students develop a better emotional understanding of how the different participants feel in bullying situations and what motivates them to do what they do Provides a great discussion starter about bullying and ways to stop it What kind of role-playing is there? How to conduct role-plays with solutions and without solutions

Letter to a Harasser or Bully Using writing to express the wants and needs of the target to a harasser or bully : 

Letter to a Harasser or Bully Using writing to express the wants and needs of the target to a harasser or bully Objectives: To give you an opportunity to practice a possible way to respond if they are targets of harassment. The letter is written in three parts. The first part includes a statement of the dates and facts. The second part should describe the targets feelings, and what damage she/he thinks has been done. The last part of the letter should contain a short statement of what target would like to have happen next. I will distribute copies of a sample letter Discussion questions: Do you think this letter will make a difference? Why? Who does the letter help?

Class Rules Against Bullying* Our classroom will brainstorm other rules against bullying : 

Class Rules Against Bullying* Our classroom will brainstorm other rules against bullying 1. We will not bully other students 2. We will try to help students who are bullied 3. We will include students who might be left out

Consequences and Rewards : 

Consequences and Rewards Immediate consequences for aggressive behavior and immediate rewards for inclusive behavior Weekly classroom meetings to communicate clear and consistently enforced expectations We will be engaged with many resources in preventing bullying behavior Ongoing communication with teachers and parents

Bullying will not be tolerated : 

Bullying will not be tolerated Bullies are raised in the home, but their victims are too frequently created in their classroom

There are laws against bullying! : 

There are laws against bullying! California Education Code Section 48900 allows for the suspension or recommended expulsion of a student engaged in an act of bullying

Stand up to Bullying! : 

Stand up to Bullying! Everyone has the right to be respected and the responsibility to respect others

Think, Pair and Share : 

Think, Pair and Share Discuss how bullying affects the student who is bullied and what the characteristics are of students who bully others

Journal and discussion : 

Journal and discussion Write in your journal how you will be more courageous when you see someone being teased or bullied.

Resources Utilized : 

Resources Utilized Bullying at our Schools, by Dan Olweus Linking Bullyproof, By Emily Coe-Sullivan Olweus Bullying Prevention, By Dan Olweus Bullystoppers.com Bullying at Schools Dept. of Education

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