__________ Middle School is a…
“The End of Bullying Begins with Me”
Bullying/Harassment Prevention
Overview
 Review of Bullying/Harassment
 Activity 1 = Pre-Test
 Video “Bully Bystander”
 Activity #2A = “Are You a Bully Bystander?”
 Activity 13 = The Anti-Bystander Contract
 Important Facts about Bullying
 Ways the School will Respond to Bullying/Harassment
 Bullying vs. Conflict
 Overview of Monthly Activities
Bullying/Harassment is…
Intentional
and
Deliberate
Behavior is
Usually
Repeated
over time
Physical or
Emotional Harm
Imbalance of
Power
Creates a
hostile
environment
Imbalance of Power occurs when
A student
A Student is
has more
social status
Bigger or
Older
or more
popular
A group of
students
gang up on
another
student
4 Types of Bullying/Harassment
• Pushing, hitting,
shoving, kicking,
hair pulling,
damaging other’s
property
• Excluding someone,
spreading rumors to
hurt someone’s
reputation,
humiliating someone
in public
• Teasing, name
calling, gossip,
demeaning jokes,
Physical
Verbal
Emotional
Cyber
• Sending nasty text
messages, posting
nasty and rude
comments, to
ridicule someone,
spreading rumors
through social
networks
About Bullying/Harassment
 Physical bullying is the easiest to recognize.
 Verbal bullying is common because it is quick, direct and easy to do.
 Emotional bullying is calculated and mostly done in groups. It makes
people feel really bad inside.
 Cyber bullying has become more common because the bully can
torment someone through social media websites and texting. Often
times the bully can remain anonymous while taunting the victim.
Activity #1
Pre-Test
(Let’s see how much you know…)
Video
• Look for the answers to the pre-test
Discuss Answers to Pre-Test
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C
A
A
D
D
C
B
C
Bully Bystander
 Define “bystander.”
 Why do bystanders often avoid getting involved?
 What usually happens when a bystander intervenes?
o Standing by without intervening in a bully incident
encourages the bully to continue harassing the victim.
“Bully Bystanders: You Can Make a Difference”
Activity #2A
Are You a Bully Bystander?
Activity #13
The Anti-Bystander Contract
Discuss Fact Sheets
 Bullying Defined
 Cyberbullying
 A Look at Bystanders
 The Cycle of Bulling
 Steps to Action
 Breaking the Bullying Cycle
 A Look at Bullycide
 In-School Action Against Bullying
 Online Resources
Some Ways the School will Respond to
Bullying/Harassment:
 The victim may complete a Bully/Harassment Reporting Form. See
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the vice principal, teacher, or counselor to get a form. You may also
find the form online.
You should return the reporting form to your teacher, the vice
principal or counselor.
The vice principal or principal will investigate your concern.
Mediation is never used in a bullying situation.
The vice principal or principal will determine the appropriate
consequence for the bully.
Parents of the victim and the bully will be notified.
Counselor can help the bully develop appropriate social skills and
help the victim learn how to stand up for themselves.
Is it Bullying???
 Some students confuse normal peer
conflicts with bullying.
 It is important to understand the difference
so that staff can respond appropriately.
 The way we handle conflict is very different
from the way we handle a bullying situation.
Normal Peer Conflict
 Unkind words that occur once
 Rough play that is not intended to cause harm to
another person.
 An argument between people who cannot agree on an
issue
 An act of aggression towards another
Conflict vs. Bullying
Normal Peer Conflict
Bullying
 Equal Power
 Imbalance of Power
 Happens occasionally
 Usually Repeated negative
 Not seeking power, attention
action
 Seeking power, control or
material things
 No remorse—blames victim
 No effort to resolve problem
or trying to gain something.
 Remorse—will take
responsibility
 Willing to resolve the
problem
Ways to Resolve a Conflict
 Don’t gossip about the situation.
 Speak privately with the other student. Request
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mediation through your counselor if needed.
Express your concern without blame.
Use “I-messages to express your feelings.”
Accept responsibility for your role.
Listen to the other person’s point of view.
Come up with ways to make the situation better.
The End of Bullying/Harassment Begins with Me
Break the Bullying Cycle…
 Speak up during the bullying event
by asking the bully to stop.
 Support the victim by telling
him/her that you are disgusted by
what you saw. Ask what you can do
to help.
 Encourage the victim to report the
abuse to a to a teacher or counselor.
 Include the victim in your group of
friends in situations where bullying
often occurs, i.e., lunchtime, clubs,
etc.
 Report the incident yourself.
UNITY DAY is Wednesday, October 9th
Plan
to wear ORANGE
 The Counseling Department and
SADD are joining together to plan
activities for the month.
 Anti-bullying/harassment
morning announcements for
the month of October
 Purchase a “Unity” bracelet for
$1.00 to show your
commitment to taking a stand
against bullying
 Unity Day (wear orange):
Wednesday, October 9th
 “Mix It Up Day” October 29th
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