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Lecture 10

EDUC 3610 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Physical Strength, Mass Media, Physical Abuse


School
UOIT
Department
Education
Course Code
EDUC 3610
Professor
Nick Scarfo
Lecture
10

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November 12, 2012
Repeated, persistent and aggressive behaviour directed at an individual or individuals that is
intended to cause (or should be known to cause) fear ad distress and/or harm to another person's
body, feelings, self-esteem or reputation. It occurs in a context where there is a real or perceived
power imbalance
o Bill 14 - Anti-Bullying Act
Where bullies come from
o Family factors
Negative relationships
Dominating or permissive parenting style, harsh discipline, abusive experience, lacking
warmth, focused on power, poor family functioning
o Individual factors
Physical strength, aggressive reaction, leaders of their social group, poor psychosocial
functioning, higher levels of conduct problems
o Mass media
Subtle and ingrained over time
Repetition of images and stereotypes give children distorted view of gender, roles,
and violence
Children may unconsciously model undesired behaviour
o Peer factors
Group pressure
Group norms
Group identification
Dilution of responsibility
Associate with other aggressive students
Aggressive behaviour does not lead to peer rejection
o School environment
More supervision = decrease in bullying
Positive attitude among students = decrease
Poor perceived school climate in bullies
Differences between Bill 13 and Bill 14 - > one doesn't address LGBTTIQ at all
Case Study
o In October of this year, a high school student in London, Ontario was the target of physical,
emotional and cyber bullying. Anonymous tips were shared on the London South Collegiate
Institute web portal called "South Cares". What was the outcome?
Our role is not to investigate, but to report suspicion (CAS)
What is abuse?
o The abuse f power or authority, when the more powerful person (age, size, gender,
authoritative position) takes advantage of their power/authority over the less powerful
person. Or the less powerful person (child) is dependent on the perpetrator for their
emotional and physical safety and well-being
Types of abuse
o Physical
o Emotional
o Sexual
o Neglect
What are the indicators?
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