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Bullying: What is Bullying?

Bullying WHAT IS BULLYING? BULLYING IS INTENTIONAL AGGRESSIVE, HURTFUL BEHAVIOR EACH DAY APPROXIMATELY DROP OUT OF SCH0OL DUE TO REPEATED BULLYING TEENS SKIP SCHOOL OF 4TH-8TH GRADE 90%STUDENTS REPORT BEING BULLIED Source: Dosomething.org TYPES OF BULLYING VERBAL BULLYING • TEASING • NAME-CALLING • THREATENING PHYSICAL HARM PHYSICAL BULLYING • BODILY HARM, SUCH AS HITTING, SLAPPING OR PUSHING • EMOTIONAL HARM, SUCH AS STEALING A STUDENT'S POSSESSIONS SOCIAL BULLYING • SPREADING HURTFUL RUMORS • EMBARRASSING A STUDENT IN FRONT OF OTHERS Source: Stopbullying.gov CHILDREN ARE AT RISK IF THEY'RE: WARNING SIGNS FOR BULLIED CHILDREN PERCEIVED AS PHYSICALLY WEAK MYSTERIOUS INJURIES VIEWED AS DIFFERENT BASED ON: LOST/DESTROYED CLOTHING OR POSSESSIONS CLOTHES THEY WEAR THEIR WEIGHT OR APPEARANCE WHETHER THEY'RE NEW TO SCHOOL RESISTANCE TO ATTENDING SCHOOL APPEARING TO HAVE LOW SELF-ESTEEM O DROP IN SELF-ESTEEM HAVING DIFFICULTY GETTING ALONG WITH OTHERS POSSIBLE EFFECTS OF BULLYING ON VICTIMS: • LOW-SELF ESTEEM • DEPRESSION • STRUGGLES WITH OR ON BULLIES: INCREASED RISK FOR ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE • INCREASED RISK FOR DISINTEREST IN SCHOOLWORK DEVELOPING ANTISOCIAL • INCREASED SUICIDE RISK DISORDER Source: LiveScience; New York Times WHAT CAN PARENTS DO? IF THEIR CHILD IS BULLIED: • TALK TO THEIR TEACHER • TEACH THEM HOW TO HANDLE A BULLY IN NONVIOLENT WAYS • HELP THEM DISPLAY CONFIDENCE • INVOLVE THEM IN ACTIVITIES TO HELP MAKE NEW FRIENDS IF THEIR CHILD IS BULLYING OTHERS: • ASK THEM WHY THEY'RE BEHAVING THIS WAY • EXPLAIN TO THEM THE DAMAGE THEY'RE DOING TO OTHERS • TALK TO A SCHOOL OFFICIAL; ASK IF THEY'RE HAVING PROBLEMS AT SCHOOL; FIND OUT THE REASON FOR THEIR AGGRESSION Source: National Crime Prevention Council Sources: Stopbullying.gov; Dosomething.org; Huffington Post; LiveScience; New York Times; National Crime Prevention Council Monitronics, Monitronics.com 866.672.2492 ....-.

Bullying: What is Bullying?

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This month marks the eighth annual National Bullying Prevention Month – a campaign dedicated to educating and raising awareness of bullying and how it can be prevented. Bullying can ruin the lives o...

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