November 6, 2012
o In groups of 2 discuss a time when you were bullied
How old were you?
Describe the situation.
How was it dealt?
o Bullying often comes from their own friends
o Definitions: the use of force or coercion to abuse or intimidate others
Can include harassment, threat or assault
Can be on the base of race, religion, gender, sexuality, ability or just being different
Types include, emotional, verbal, physical or cyber-bullying
Organization in US that provides workshops to people (and seminars and retreats)
about bullying and character building
Facts (pertinent to the states)
160 000 students stay home every day because of bullying
83% bullying incidents received no interventions
Male bullying is generally physical in nature
Female bully is more verbal (rumours)
Only 50% of elementary or secondary teachers have any training in bullying
80% students reporting bullying saying that it happens in school
Which means it is something we will have to deal with in our classrooms
Do we create a culture of respect, caring and safety?
Many school boards have character education
Are children adequately supervised before and after school, during recess?
Respond forcefully and respectively
Stop the knee jerk reactions, rather than getting emotional a