What is bullying? Why do some people bully? Why are some young people bullied? Why is bulling harmful?

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "What is bullying? Why do some people bully? Why are some young people bullied? Why is bulling harmful?"

Transcription

1 What is bullying? Repeated, persistent, and aggressive behaviour that is intended to cause fear and distress and/or harm to another person s body, feelings, self esteem, or reputation. Bullying is when someone keeps doing or saying things to have power over another person. Bullying includes behaviours and actions that are verbal, physical and/or anti-social, such as exclusion, gossip and non-verbal body language. It can occur at school or in transit between school and home. The nature and extent of bullying can vary from direct to indirect harassment, from minor irritation to major assault, from "just having a bit of fun" to breaking the law. Why do some people bully? They may see it as a way of being popular, or making themselves look tough and in charge. Some bullies do it to get attention or things, or to make other people afraid of them. Individuals may be ignorant as to what bullyng is, and they think that there is nothing wrong with their behaviour. To avoid facing up to their inadequacy and doing something about it. Because others are doing it. Why are some young people bullied? In some cases people are bullied for no one specific reason; perhaps it s the colour of their skin, the way they talk, their size, or their name. Sometimes young people are bullied because they look like they won t stand up for themselves. Why is bulling harmful? It can make people feel lonely, unhappy and frightened. It makes them feel unsafe and thing there must be something wrong with them. They can lose confidence and may not want to go to school any more. It may make them sick.

2 Bullying Myths "Bullying is just part of growing up..." It isn't. You don't have to put up with it. Adults don't put up with being hit and shouted out when they go to work. You shouldn't have to, either. "If you hit back, you won't get bullied again..." Don't believe it. It may work sometimes, but it is just as likely to make things worse. "Only victims get bullied..." It is not true that some people are more likely to be bullied than others. Although some people are bullied because they may be different in some way (they have a disability, are from another country, or speak with a different accent), many other children are bullied without any obvious reason. Don't forget that bullies have sometimes been bullied themselves. "My school says there's no bullying here..." Your school may be very lucky to have no bullying problem at the moment, but most schools recognize that bullying does go on, and many are doing something about it. If your school is ignoring bullying, talk to your mum or dad about what to do. They might be able to talk to other parents, and meet with the Head to try to tackle the problem. Tips For Youth Bullying is wrong and you do not have to put up with it. Look the bully straight in the eye and say "stop". Immediately walk away if the bully still teases you. A person who bullies wants to see you scared. If you do not react, the bully may get bored and stop. Physically fighting back is not a useful choice because you can get hurt or blamed for starting trouble. Using violence to stop violence is wrong and makes a bad situation worse or more dangerous. Tell your parents and someone at school you trust, like a teacher or principal. When adults know about bullying, they can help you make it stop. Do not give up if the first adult you tell does not help. Tell other adults until you get the help you need. Remember that silent victims make it easier for bullies to repeat their behaviour without consequences. Do not be embarrassed to ask for help. It takes real courage to speak out, but reporting bullying also helps others! Bullying behaviour is rarely limited to one person. Stay calm. Bullies LOVE a reaction so don't give them one. If you know of someone who doesn't like you, steer clear. Take yourself out of the situation. Don't fight back. You may get hurt or make the situation worse. Bullies want attention - fighting back only gives them what they want.

3 Avoid vulnerable situations. Walk to school earlier or later in the day, or walk with brothers, sisters, neighbours or friends. Don't be alone in hallways, restrooms or empty classrooms. Stay within sight of teachers when you're at school. They have the power to enforce suspension and other disciplinary measures. Instead of getting mad, get funny. It shows that you're not scared and can diffuse the situation. Think of things to say ahead of time. Develop a script, keep it short and don't say anything mean (don't be a bully yourself). Project confidence. Slouching, looking at the ground or your feet, and fidgeting show that you're not sure of yourself. Hold your head up and stand up straight. Bullies pick on you because they think you're afraid. Don't bring expensive stuff to school. Bullies like things they can take. It's not worth getting hurt over. If the bully won't stay away from you, then ignore them and walk away. It's harder for the bully to harass you if you're not there. Don't be afraid to tell people you trust. Adults can help more than you think. They have resources that you don't and the benefit of experience. If at first you don't find a supportive adult, keep looking. You'll eventually find one that will listen and help you. Tips for Parents Teach your child safety strategies. Practice ways of telling bullies to stop, using methods will not increase aggression. Contact the school to make sure the situation will be monitored. Ask for advice about contacting parents of the bully and other victims. Work with the school to make sure there is a plan to deal with bullying. Check with your child to see if it is working. Children who bully tend to pick on children who are isolated. Tell your child to play smart by being part of a group in situations where bullying might happen. Encourage your child to talk with you about his or her feelings and ideas. Offer positive feedback when a child has the courage to tell you and other adults about bullying. Staying silent because of fear of retaliation makes the situation worse. Let your child know bullying is not his or her fault. Ensure children know they do not need to live in fear and that taking a stand by telling others is the first step to eliminating bullying behaviour. What can you do if you see someone else being bullied? Don t rush in aggressively, but do try to stop it. If you don t do anything you re saying that bullying is okay with you. Encourage and help the person being bullied to tell an adult they can trust.

4 Let a teacher or other adult know what's happening. Try to be a friend to the person being bullied. Refuse to join in. Try to be friendly to the bully, but even if you can't be friends, being kind can sometimes help the bully stop bullying. Always tell the truth about what has happened. Don't exaggerate. If a small part of what you are saying is shown to be untrue then it throws everything else into doubt. Don't believe the lies that the bullies tell about you. Don't hide what is happening from the adults you trust. Keeping things secret is the bullies' biggest weapon against you. That is why they go to so much trouble to try to stop you telling. Personal Qualities That Bullies Find Irresistible Targets of bullying usually have these qualities: popularity (this stimulates jealousy in the less-than-popular bully) competence (this stimulates envy in the less-than-competent bully) intelligence and intellect honesty and integrity (which bullies despise) you're trustworthy, trusting, conscientious, loyal and dependable

5 a well-developed integrity which you're unwilling to compromise you're always willing to go that extra mile and expect others to do the same successful, tenacious, determined, courageous, having fortitude a sense of humour, including displays of quick-wittedness imaginative, creative, innovative idealistic, optimistic, always working for improvement and betterment of self, family, the employer, and the world ability to master new skills ability to think long term and to see the bigger picture sensitivity (this is a constellation of values to be cherished including empathy, concern for others, respect, tolerance etc) slow to anger helpful, always willing to share knowledge and experience giving and selfless difficulty saying no diligent, industrious tolerant strong sense of honour irrepressible, wanting to tackle and correct injustice wherever you see it an inability to value oneself whilst attributing greater importance and validity to other people's opinions of oneself (eg through tests, exams, appraisals, manager's feedback, etc) low propensity to violence (ie you prefer to resolve conflict through dialogue rather than through violence or legal action) a strong forgiving streak (which the bully exploits and manipulates to dissuade you from taking grievance and legal action) a desire to always think well of others being incorruptible, having high moral standards which you are unwilling to compromise being unwilling to lower standards a strong well-defined set of values which you are unwilling to compromise or abandon high expectations of those in authority and a dislike of incompetent people in positions of power who abuse power a tendency to self-deprecation, indecisiveness, deference and approval seeking low assertiveness a need to feel valued quick to apologize when accused, even if not guilty (this is a useful technique for defusing an aggressive customer or potential road rage incident) perfectionism higher-than-average levels of dependency, naivety and guilt a strong sense of fair play and a desire to always be reasonable high coping skills under stress, especially when the injury to health becomes apparent a tendency to internalise anger rather than express it

Seeing Your Way Through:

Seeing Your Way Through: What is bullying? Seeing Your Way Through: Beat The Bullies A Guide For Children There are lots of different ways of describing bullying, but it usually means having something nasty or horrible done to

More information

Here are some tips that may help when talking to a child about mental illness and answers to some commonly asked questions.

Here are some tips that may help when talking to a child about mental illness and answers to some commonly asked questions. Helping Children Understand Mental Illness: A Resource For Parents And Guardians Mental illness can be frightening -- not only to the person who has it but also to people around them. If you are a child

More information

Guidelines for Preventing and Dealing with Bullying Issues

Guidelines for Preventing and Dealing with Bullying Issues Guidelines for Preventing and Dealing with Bullying Issues Stapleford School aims to value all its members, to give all the opportunity to learn, act fairly and celebrate differences between individuals.

More information

Some things to remember

Some things to remember IF YOU ARE BEING BULLIED There is a great deal that we can do for all students proactively to help minimize the risk of being bullied. As well, this is important information for those who are already victims

More information

ECHUNGA PRIMARY SCHOOL BULLYING POLICY

ECHUNGA PRIMARY SCHOOL BULLYING POLICY ECHUNGA PRIMARY SCHOOL 802 Echunga Road Echunga S.A. 5153 Telephone: 8388 8306 OSHC: 8388 8563 Fax: 8388 8451 ECHUNGA PRIMARY SCHOOL BULLYING POLICY Our school focus challenges us to enhance student well

More information

STUDENT FRIENDLY SAFEGUARDING POLICY

STUDENT FRIENDLY SAFEGUARDING POLICY STUDENT FRIENDLY SAFEGUARDING POLICY (Keeping you Safe in School) The Grange School The Grange is our school and we want it to be a safe place. Staff in The Grange will do everything they can to make sure

More information

I look forward to a long and productive partnership with parents and students. Wayne Jaggard Year 7 and 8 Coordinator

I look forward to a long and productive partnership with parents and students. Wayne Jaggard Year 7 and 8 Coordinator BULLYING RESOURCE BOOKLET Building Resilience 2016 A very important aspect of the Woodvale Secondary College priority of Positive Education is to build resilience in students. Students come to see me for

More information

Every day, bullying hurts another child.

Every day, bullying hurts another child. Every morning... Every Lunch Hour... Every Afternoon... Every day, bullying hurts another child. Learn how you can help stop bullying. Communities and schools in Manitoba are taking action to stop bullying

More information

Our pastoral support principle is that it is better to prevent poor behaviour, rather than merely to react to it with punishments.

Our pastoral support principle is that it is better to prevent poor behaviour, rather than merely to react to it with punishments. Reviewed September 2011 St. Eithne's Primary School Bullying Policy Some people say... If you hit back, you won t get bullied again... Don t believe it. It may work sometimes, but it is just as likely

More information

A Guide for Parents. of Elementary and Secondary School Students

A Guide for Parents. of Elementary and Secondary School Students A Guide for Parents of Elementary and Secondary School Students Updated Spring 2011 The effects of bullying go beyond the school yard. As a parent, here s what to watch for, what you can do, and where

More information

CWS Anxiety Workshop. Anxiety & Relationships. 1. Boundaries and Assertiveness

CWS Anxiety Workshop. Anxiety & Relationships. 1. Boundaries and Assertiveness CWS Anxiety Workshop Anxiety & Relationships Relationships and interactions with other people are often a major cause of anxiety or a major factor that maintains anxiety. There are some important things

More information

5 Strategies to Deal with Bullying

5 Strategies to Deal with Bullying 5 Strategies to Deal with Bullying Conflict is inevitable, but combat is optional. Sometimes you don't have the luxury of looking ahead and stopping something before it happens. Bullying may well be happening

More information

Make sure that you have rehearsed the presentation with your team a sufficient number of times so that you are well prepared and know what to say and

Make sure that you have rehearsed the presentation with your team a sufficient number of times so that you are well prepared and know what to say and Make sure that you have rehearsed the presentation with your team a sufficient number of times so that you are well prepared and know what to say and do. Your team should contact a local elementary school

More information

Bullying Prevention. When Your Child Is the Victim, the Bully, or the Bystander

Bullying Prevention. When Your Child Is the Victim, the Bully, or the Bystander Bullying Prevention When Your Child Is the Victim, the Bully, or the Bystander What Is Bullying? Bullying is not a conflict or a fight. Bullying is physical, verbal, or emotional abuse that is deliberate,

More information

Bullying 101: Guide for Middle and High School Students

Bullying 101: Guide for Middle and High School Students Bullying 101: Guide for Middle and High School Students A guide to the basics of bullying, what it is and isn t, the role of students, and tips on what you can do. 952.838.9000 PACERTeensAgainstBullying.org

More information

Relationship Violence Helping a Friend

Relationship Violence Helping a Friend Relationship Violence Helping a Friend What is Relationship Violence? Relationship violence means using emotional, physical and sexual abuse to frighten, hurt or maintain power over a partner. NOBODY DESERVES

More information

First Steps to Stop Bullying and Harassment: Adults helping youth aged 12 to 17

First Steps to Stop Bullying and Harassment: Adults helping youth aged 12 to 17 First Steps to Stop Bullying and Harassment: Adults helping youth aged 12 to 17 Introduction Every young person has the right to feel safe at home, at school and in the community (UN Convention on the

More information

CHILDREN AND BULLYING

CHILDREN AND BULLYING EVERYDAY CHALLENGES: CHILDREN AND BULLYING Did you know...? Bullying happens once every seven minutes on the playground and once every 25 minutes in class. Bullying episodes are approximately one minute

More information

When a Parent Has Mental Illness Helping Children Cope

When a Parent Has Mental Illness Helping Children Cope When a Parent Has Mental Illness Helping Children Cope World Fellowship for Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders 124 Merton Street, Suite 507 Toronto, Ontario, M4S 2Z2, Canada Email: info@world-schizophrenia.org

More information

Parent Tips. What Parents Should Know About Bullying

Parent Tips. What Parents Should Know About Bullying Parent Tips What Parents Should Know About Bullying What is Bullying? The Pinellas County Schools Policy against Bullying and Harassment defines bullying as: Systematically and chronically inflicting physical

More information

10-PART VIOLENCE PREVENTION SERIES LEADER S GUIDE MANAGING YOUR ANGER

10-PART VIOLENCE PREVENTION SERIES LEADER S GUIDE MANAGING YOUR ANGER 10-PART VIOLENCE PREVENTION SERIES LEADER S GUIDE PeaceTalks PROGRAM #3 MANAGING YOUR ANGER Distributed by: Copyright 1997 HeartLand Media All rights reserved. No portion of this work can be reproduced

More information

Explaining Separation/Divorce to Children

Explaining Separation/Divorce to Children Explaining Separation/Divorce to Children By: Liana Lowenstein, MSW (Tel) 416-575-7836 (email) liana@globalserve.net (Web) www.lianalowenstein.com General Tips Prepare yourself before addressing the issue

More information

A Guide for Parents. of Elementary and Secondary School Students

A Guide for Parents. of Elementary and Secondary School Students A Guide for Parents of Elementary and Secondary School Students The effects of bullying go beyond the school yard. As a parent, here s what to watch for, what you can do, and where you can go to get help.

More information

Healthy Relationships for teens

Healthy Relationships for teens Healthy Relationships for teens Relationships are difficult & take time to get right! Presented by: Developed by Prevention & Promotion Mental Health & Addiction Services, Western Health Types of Relationships

More information

The Chafford School. Dealing with Bullying

The Chafford School. Dealing with Bullying The Chafford School Dealing with Bullying Contents 1. Definitions... 3 2. Our aims:... 3 3. Expectations of Students:... 4 4. Expectations of Staff:... 4 5. Expectations of Parents:... 5 6. General Information

More information

Neighbours, Friends and Families

Neighbours, Friends and Families Neighbours, Friends and Families How to Talk to Men Who are Abusive Are you concerned about someone you think is abusive to his partner, but don t know what to do? This brochure describes the warning signs

More information

RESPECT 4 U. Unit B. Assertiveness and Communication

RESPECT 4 U. Unit B. Assertiveness and Communication Unit Purpose: The lessons in this unit emphasise the importance of communication and critically analyse different approaches to communication. This analysis will include a focus on verbal and non-verbal

More information

Raising Awareness About Bullying

Raising Awareness About Bullying Raising Awareness About Bullying What is Bullying? Bullying is the deliberate and often repeated attempt to intimidate, embarrass, or harm another person. Bullying is a widespread and serious problem that

More information

Bullying Definition. Bullying Behaviors

Bullying Definition. Bullying Behaviors Bullying Definition Bullying is defined by state law as engaging in written or verbal expression, expression through electronic means, or physical conduct that occurs on school property, at a school-sponsored

More information

A GUIDE TO HELP CHILDREN DEAL WITH BULLYING

A GUIDE TO HELP CHILDREN DEAL WITH BULLYING A GUIDE TO HELP CHILDREN DEAL WITH BULLYING 1 2 3 An anti-bullying initiative by The Sports Museum and the Boston sports community featuring athletes from all of Boston s professional sports teams. It

More information

Are You In An Emotionally Destructive Relationship?

Are You In An Emotionally Destructive Relationship? Are You In An Emotionally Destructive Relationship? By Leslie Vernick From Chapter 1 The Emotionally Destructive Relationship Seeing It! Stopping It! Surviving It! (Harvest House Publishers 2007) Complete

More information

SIGNS THAT YOU RE IN AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP

SIGNS THAT YOU RE IN AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP SIGNS THAT YOU RE IN AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP Your Inner Thoughts and Feelings Do you: feel afraid of your partner much of the time? avoid certain topics out of fear of angering your partner? feel that

More information

CyberbullyNOT Student Guide to Cyberbullying

CyberbullyNOT Student Guide to Cyberbullying CyberbullyNOT Student Guide to Cyberbullying WHAT IS CYBERBULLYING? Cyberbullies use the Internet or cell phones to send hurtful messages or post information to damage people s reputation and friendships.

More information

What Makes a Healthy Relationship?

What Makes a Healthy Relationship? What Makes a Healthy Relationship? Hopefully, you and your significant other are treating each other well. Not sure if that's the case? Take a step back from the dizzying sensation of being swept off your

More information

Anger Worksheet. The Incident What is your relationship with the person you are accused of arguing with? (Partner, relative, friend, colleague)

Anger Worksheet. The Incident What is your relationship with the person you are accused of arguing with? (Partner, relative, friend, colleague) Anger Worksheet The Incident What is your relationship with the person you are accused of arguing with? (Partner, relative, friend, colleague) In your opinion, how do you think the person you fought with

More information

Second Step Program. Scope and Sequence: Early Learning. Objectives Children Will Be Able To UNIT 1: SKILLS FOR LEARNING UNIT 2: EMPATHY

Second Step Program. Scope and Sequence: Early Learning. Objectives Children Will Be Able To UNIT 1: SKILLS FOR LEARNING UNIT 2: EMPATHY Scope and Sequence: Early Learning WEEK 1 Welcoming Weekly Concepts UNIT 1: SKILLS FOR LEARNING There are many ways to welcome someone new to class. Welcoming someone is a way to show you care. Welcoming

More information

Bullying only happens in schools

Bullying only happens in schools Bullying only happens in schools Flashcard 1 Question Copyright Family Lives 2014 If you report the bullying to a teacher then you are a snitch Flashcard 2 Question Copyright Family Lives 2014 This is

More information

YAPTON CE PRIMARY SCHOOL. Anti-Bullying Policy

YAPTON CE PRIMARY SCHOOL. Anti-Bullying Policy YAPTON CE PRIMARY SCHOOL An Open Door to Learning Anti-Bullying Policy As a Church school with a Christian ethos, bullying will not be tolerated. Bullying is wrong and damages children. The aim of this

More information

STOP BULLYING Taken from Kidscape Preventing Bullying document. Physical: pushing, kicking, hitting, pinching and any other forms of violence.

STOP BULLYING Taken from Kidscape Preventing Bullying document. Physical: pushing, kicking, hitting, pinching and any other forms of violence. STOP BULLYING Taken from Kidscape Preventing Bullying document Bullying can be: Physical: pushing, kicking, hitting, pinching and any other forms of violence. Verbal: name-calling, sarcasm, spreading rumours,

More information

101 Ways to Build Self-Esteem in Your Child

101 Ways to Build Self-Esteem in Your Child 1 101 Ways to Build Self-Esteem in Your Child Introduction What could you give your child that would be more valuable than a strong sense of themselves and their value in the world? If we feel good about

More information

WHAT YOUR CHILD CAN DO. at school and at home

WHAT YOUR CHILD CAN DO. at school and at home WHAT YOUR CHILD CAN DO at school and at home School Tips: Always TAKE A FRIEND when walking or riding your bike to and from school. Stay with a group while waiting at the bus stop. It's safer and more

More information

Preventing Sexual Abuse

Preventing Sexual Abuse 115 Chapter 12 Preventing Sexual Abuse As children become more independent, they meet more people and relate to them in many different ways. Just as they must learn to move around the house and community

More information

Fostering Self-Esteem During Difficult Times

Fostering Self-Esteem During Difficult Times Name Date Class Emotional Development from Four to Six Section 14 1 Fostering Self-Esteem During Difficult Times Psychologists define self-esteem as confidence in one s ability to face life s problems,

More information

The Power of My Pen is in the Ink by: 6D-Mr. Kentris Class

The Power of My Pen is in the Ink by: 6D-Mr. Kentris Class The Power of My Pen is in the Ink by: 6D-Mr. Kentris Class Bullying happens in our schools It s a big problem Many people act like it s not a big deal We need to start being nicer to each other because

More information

WHY DO WE GET ANGRY? EVERYONE FEELS ANGRY SOMETIMES

WHY DO WE GET ANGRY? EVERYONE FEELS ANGRY SOMETIMES FEELING ANGRY? WHY DO WE GET ANGRY? There are lots of things that can make us angry. Here are a few examples... EVERYONE FEELS ANGRY SOMETIMES It s normal and healthy to get angry when there is a good

More information

Anger. What is it? What can you do about it? A booklet for people with learning disabilities. By Greenwich Community Learning Disabilities Team

Anger. What is it? What can you do about it? A booklet for people with learning disabilities. By Greenwich Community Learning Disabilities Team Anger What is it? What can you do about it? A booklet for people with learning disabilities By Greenwich Community Learning Disabilities Team Design: www.workingwithwords.org What is anger? Anger is a

More information

BULLYING. Most definitions include the idea that an imbalance of power exists between a bully

BULLYING. Most definitions include the idea that an imbalance of power exists between a bully BULlYing Y BULLYING WhYbe concerned about bullying in your child s life? After many years of research, we have learned that bullying in our schools and in our society is a much more damaging and dangerous

More information

Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse in the Community

Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse in the Community Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse in the Community Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse in the Community: A guide for parents & carers Introduction Parents and carers often worry that their children

More information

Problem-Solving Discourse

Problem-Solving Discourse Problem-Solving Discourse 1 Problem-Solving Discourse Assisting Angry Youth to Become Better Problem-Solvers Adapted from: Meichenbaum, D. (2001). Treatment of Individuals with Anger Control Problems and

More information

What Is the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program?

What Is the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program? Dear Parent/Guardians, Your child s school will be using the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. This research-based program reduces bullying in schools. It also helps to make school a safer, more positive

More information

It is not easy to define what makes up a family, let alone a healthy one.

It is not easy to define what makes up a family, let alone a healthy one. LESSON 5.4 WHAT IS A HEALTHY FAMILY? 12 page student lesson - 1 of 12 Quick Notes nuclear family traditionally this has referred to a father, mother and children, but now can be used more generally to

More information

LUKE S PLACE SUPPORT AND RESOURCE CENTRE FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN PRESENTING EVIDENCE ABOUT ABUSE IN THE FAMILY COURT PROCESS. A Tip Sheet for Women

LUKE S PLACE SUPPORT AND RESOURCE CENTRE FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN PRESENTING EVIDENCE ABOUT ABUSE IN THE FAMILY COURT PROCESS. A Tip Sheet for Women LUKE S PLACE SUPPORT AND RESOURCE CENTRE FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN PRESENTING EVIDENCE ABOUT ABUSE IN THE FAMILY COURT PROCESS A Tip Sheet for Women Introduction: As you begin and move through any legal process

More information

INFORMATION ABOUT BULLYING AND RESILIENCE A GUIDE FOR PARENTS

INFORMATION ABOUT BULLYING AND RESILIENCE A GUIDE FOR PARENTS INFORMATION ABOUT BULLYING AND RESILIENCE A GUIDE FOR PARENTS St Mary's aims to provide an environment where every student has the opportunity to develop her potential in a caring and safe environment.

More information

Parent Newsletter 1. [School Letterhead]

Parent Newsletter 1. [School Letterhead] Parent Newsletter 1 [School Letterhead] Dear Parent/Guardian: In recent years, there has been a growing concern around the country about student safety. Behaviors that had traditionally been allowed to

More information

My Declaration of Rights

My Declaration of Rights My Declaration of Rights I have the right to be treated with respect I have the right to have and express my own feelings I have the right to say "no" and not feel guilty I have the right to change my

More information

Anti-Bullying Resources

Anti-Bullying Resources Anti-Bullying Resources Tips and tools to foster an anti-bullying culture in your community, school, neighborhood or home For more information on bullying and anti-bullying education, we recommend the

More information

Present Keeping your body safe!

Present Keeping your body safe! Present Keeping your body safe! Hi! We are Gator Goodheart and Gator Goodfellow. We are here to talk to you about keeping your body safe! Our bodies are special and wonderful. Our bodies belong to us

More information

8 th grade Human Sexuality Unit Project: Designing a Healthy Relationship Model

8 th grade Human Sexuality Unit Project: Designing a Healthy Relationship Model 8 th grade Human Sexuality Unit Project: Designing a Healthy Relationship Model Directions: 1. Read the attached handout, Am I in a Healthy Relationship? 2. Consider the Equity wheel (below) and Power

More information

Preventing bullying: a guide for teaching assistants. SEN and disability: developing effective anti-bullying practice

Preventing bullying: a guide for teaching assistants. SEN and disability: developing effective anti-bullying practice Preventing bullying: a guide for teaching assistants SEN and disability: developing effective anti-bullying practice Preventing bullying: a guide for teaching assistants 2 Introduction This guide is based

More information

ADVICE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

ADVICE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE ADVICE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE 1 Making it work together LET S STOP BULLYING Bullying is wrong. Nobody has the right to hurt other people by hitting them, kicking them, calling them names, sending

More information

Do you frequently feel angry? Do you feel like you have no control over how you feel and how you react when you get angry?

Do you frequently feel angry? Do you feel like you have no control over how you feel and how you react when you get angry? Introduction 11 12 Starving the Anger Gremlin Do you frequently feel angry? Do you find yourself hitting, punching, kicking, screaming or damaging things when you get angry? Do you feel like you have no

More information

Year Seven. Unwritten Rules and Managing Conflict Time: approximately 60 minutes. Section 3 Year Seven Unwritten Rules and Managing Conflict

Year Seven. Unwritten Rules and Managing Conflict Time: approximately 60 minutes. Section 3 Year Seven Unwritten Rules and Managing Conflict Year Seven Unwritten Rules and Managing Conflict Time: approximately 60 minutes Learning Outcomes By the end of this lesson: All young people will be able to explain how some unwritten rules can lead to

More information

NHS Fife Department of Psychology. Domestic Abuse. Help moodcafe.co.uk

NHS Fife Department of Psychology. Domestic Abuse. Help moodcafe.co.uk NHS Fife Department of Psychology Domestic Abuse Help Yourself @ moodcafe.co.uk Keeping yourself and your family (children) safe. It is important to understand that you are not to blame for the abuse you

More information

Anti-bullying Policy. Aims

Anti-bullying Policy. Aims Anti-bullying Policy Millfield is committed to providing its pupils with a caring and homely environment within which individuality can flourish, allowing them, without hindrance, to live their lives to

More information

Parenting. Coping with DEATH. For children aged 6 to 12

Parenting. Coping with DEATH. For children aged 6 to 12 Parenting Positively Coping with DEATH For children aged 6 to 12 This booklet will help you to understand more about death and the feelings we all have when someone we care about, like a parent, a brother

More information

Parenting. Coping with A Parent s Problem Drug or Alcohol Use. For children. aged 6 to 12

Parenting. Coping with A Parent s Problem Drug or Alcohol Use. For children. aged 6 to 12 Parenting Positively Coping with A Parent s Problem Drug or Alcohol Use For children aged 6 to 12 The information in this booklet is meant to help children who are living with harmful parental drug or

More information

Children / Adolescents and Young Adults

Children / Adolescents and Young Adults INFORMATION SHEET Age Group: Sheet Title: Children / Adolescents and Young Adults Bullying WHAT IS BULLYING? Bullying is not always easy to define. It can be Physical, Verbal, Emotional, Racist or Sexual.

More information

Helping your child stop bullying

Helping your child stop bullying Australian Government Australian Institute of Family Studies Child Family Community Australia Helping your child stop bullying A guide for parents Jodie Lodge Helping your child stop bullying It s hard

More information

Relationship Changes Following Traumatic Brain Injury. Information for Patients and their Families. Talis Consulting Limited

Relationship Changes Following Traumatic Brain Injury. Information for Patients and their Families. Talis Consulting Limited Relationship Changes Following Traumatic Brain Injury Information for Patients and their Families Talis Consulting Limited Why can a Head Injury affect Whole Families? All of us live our lives embedded

More information

No Bullying In Scouting

No Bullying In Scouting Youth Protection No Bullying In Scouting Old North State Council 1405 Westover Terrace Greensboro, NC 27408 336.378.9166 How to Use This Booklet The Old North State Council is committed to making Scouting

More information

IN SCHOOL, IN SCHOOL, ST S A T Y COOL A

IN SCHOOL, IN SCHOOL, ST S A T Y COOL A IN SCHOOL, STAY COOL ABOUT THIS BOOKLET FIVE DAYS A WEEK, SCHOOL TAKES UP A BIG PART OF YOUR LIFE. MOSTLY IT S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN ABOUT NEW THINGS, HAVE DIFFERENT EXPERIENCES AND FUN WITH FRIENDS.

More information

Walking a Tightrope. Alcohol and other drug use and violence: A guide for families. Alcohol- and Other Drug-related Violence

Walking a Tightrope. Alcohol and other drug use and violence: A guide for families. Alcohol- and Other Drug-related Violence Walking a Tightrope Alcohol and other drug use and violence: A guide for families Alcohol- and Other Drug-related Violence Alcohol and other drug use and family violence often occur together. Families

More information

Relationship & Sexual Violence Education

Relationship & Sexual Violence Education Relationship & Sexual Violence Education Hall Staff 2013 Sexual Assault Program Safe Place Residence Education Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence Prevention Program Student Life Title IX Coordinator

More information

Bystander Intervention

Bystander Intervention Bystander Intervention T Y P E S 1 Common Components 2 What is Bystander Intervention 3 Techniques to Try 4 Steps to Action 5 Who you can contact for more information regarding bystander intervention and

More information

DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS

DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS Being able to communicate effectively with others is important to our psychological well-being for a number of important reasons. Communication allows us to convey

More information

ARE YOU CONFRONTABLE? By Lynne Eisaguirre

ARE YOU CONFRONTABLE? By Lynne Eisaguirre ARE YOU CONFRONTABLE? By Lynne Eisaguirre People who don t mind telling the truth have mixed feelings about hearing the truth. Jerry Hirshberg, President, Nissan Design International, Inc. Are you safe

More information

Feel safe at home. What to do if violence is happening around you

Feel safe at home. What to do if violence is happening around you Feel safe at home What to do if violence is happening around you If you don t want anyone to see what you re reading, tear this cover off. Do any of these things happen in your family? There are bad arguments

More information

Girl Scouts Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas

Girl Scouts Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas Girl Scouts Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas NO BULLIES PATCH Daisy Girl Scouts Bullying starts in preschool, seems to peak during the middle school years, and declines during high school. Except

More information

Talking to Children About Life-Threatening Illness

Talking to Children About Life-Threatening Illness Talking to Children About Life-Threatening Illness When someone in the family has a life-threatening illness it can be difficult talking to children about what is happening. Many adults want to shield

More information

Information For Parents. Together We Can Stop Bullying. Children s Services

Information For Parents. Together We Can Stop Bullying. Children s Services Information For Parents Together We Can Stop Bullying ANE FOR A' Children s Services Introduction Falkirk Council expects all schools and the central services to provide quality learning experiences that

More information

MANAGING YOUR PERSISTENT FEARS, DEPRESSION, AND EVERY DAY ANXIETIES

MANAGING YOUR PERSISTENT FEARS, DEPRESSION, AND EVERY DAY ANXIETIES MANAGING YOUR PERSISTENT FEARS, DEPRESSION, AND EVERY DAY ANXIETIES By: Stanley Popovich Everybody deals with anxiety and depression, however some people have a hard time in managing it. As a result, here

More information

It s hard to know what to do when you know or suspect that a friend or family member is living with violence.

It s hard to know what to do when you know or suspect that a friend or family member is living with violence. How can you help? A B It s hard to know what to do when you know or suspect that a friend or family member is living with violence. How do I know what is the right thing to do? Should I say something or

More information

MODEL POLICY: ACTION PLAN TO ADDRESS BULLYING

MODEL POLICY: ACTION PLAN TO ADDRESS BULLYING MODEL POLICY: ACTION PLAN TO ADDRESS BULLYING The following is a model procedure to implement the USA Swimming rule prohibiting bullying, which is provided to assist USA Swimming member clubs in developing

More information

Bullying. Take Action Against. stealing money. switching seats in the classroom. spreading rumors. pushing & tripping

Bullying. Take Action Against. stealing money. switching seats in the classroom. spreading rumors. pushing & tripping switching seats in the classroom stealing money Take Action Against Bullying spreading rumors pushing & tripping U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

More information

THE EMOTIONAL IMPACT OF A CANCER DIAGNOSIS

THE EMOTIONAL IMPACT OF A CANCER DIAGNOSIS The Breast Center- Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven 20 York Street, North Pavilion New Haven, CT 06510 Phone: (203) 200-2328 2328 Fax: (203) 200-2075 2075 THE EMOTIONAL IMPACT OF A CANCER DIAGNOSIS

More information

T e a c h e r s g u i d e a n d s t u d e n t w o r k s h e e t s

T e a c h e r s g u i d e a n d s t u d e n t w o r k s h e e t s T e a c h e r s g u i d e a n d s t u d e n t w o r k s h e e t s BACKGROUND FOR TEACHERS WHAT IS BULLYING? Bullying is the repeated intimidation of another person. Bullies look for signs of weakness in

More information

IT'S ALL THOUGHT! Make Your Life Better Thinking Differently

IT'S ALL THOUGHT! Make Your Life Better Thinking Differently IT'S ALL THOUGHT! Make Your Life Better Thinking Differently INTRO: This message is for you. It's a timeless message, and it could change your life forever. This message, in its various forms and iterations,

More information

What You Can Do About Bullying

What You Can Do About Bullying What You Can Do About Bullying Bullying is unacceptable behaviour and will not be tolerated. If you have experienced or are experiencing bullying, this is a plan to help you stop the bullying and be safe

More information

Dealing with sudden death in adulthood

Dealing with sudden death in adulthood Dealing with sudden death in adulthood Common experiences following the sudden death of someone you know When you are bereaved by sudden death you may experience some, none or all of these feelings. These

More information

sexuality healthy SELF-REFLECTION STUDENT RESOURCE RELATIONSHIPS What is a healthy relationship?

sexuality healthy SELF-REFLECTION STUDENT RESOURCE RELATIONSHIPS What is a healthy relationship? RELATIONSHIPS What is a relationship? A relationship is one that makes you feel good about yourself. You enjoy being together and you both can express your true self. In a relationship, you are able to:

More information

Lydiate Primary School. Anti-Bullying Policy. This document outlines the practises to be followed in tackling bullying at

Lydiate Primary School. Anti-Bullying Policy. This document outlines the practises to be followed in tackling bullying at Lydiate Primary School Anti-Bullying Policy Introduction This document outlines the practises to be followed in tackling bullying at Lydiate Primary School. A Policy-Statement For Bullying And A Statement

More information

GRANGE TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE ANTI-BULLYING POLICY

GRANGE TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE ANTI-BULLYING POLICY GRANGE TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE ANTI-BULLYING POLICY Approved: 4 September 2014 Review Date: Page 1 of 7 GRANGE TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE ANTI-BULLYING POLICY Introduction Schools have a duty of care for pupils and

More information

Let s Stop Bullying. Confident Happy Children: a leaflet for parents of pre-school and primary school children

Let s Stop Bullying. Confident Happy Children: a leaflet for parents of pre-school and primary school children Let s Stop Bullying Confident Happy Children: a leaflet for parents of pre-school and primary school children by the Scottish Government 2014 in conjunction with Strathesk Primary School 1 Bullying in

More information

TRIGGERS: SKILLS FOR ANGER MANAGEMENT

TRIGGERS: SKILLS FOR ANGER MANAGEMENT 2006 TRIGGERS: SKILLS FOR ANGER MANAGEMENT OUTCOMES As a result of this lesson, students will be able to: Describe the words, actions, or body language that trigger anger in themselves and others. Compare

More information

Teach your child The Underwear Rule.

Teach your child The Underwear Rule. 1. Teach your child The Underwear Rule. About one in five children falls victim to sexual violence, including sexual abuse. You can help prevent this happening to your child. Teach your child The Underwear

More information

LEAD with Love. A Guide for Parents

LEAD with Love. A Guide for Parents LEAD with Love A Guide for Parents When parents hear the news that their son or daughter is lesbian, gay, or bisexual, they oftentimes freeze and think they don t know what to do they stop parenting all

More information

WHOLE SCHOOL ANTI-BULLYING POLICY

WHOLE SCHOOL ANTI-BULLYING POLICY 130 High Road, Buckhurst Hill, Essex IG9 5SD Telephone number: 0208 504 1133 WHOLE SCHOOL ANTI-BULLYING POLICY 1 Persons responsible: The Head Teacher, in consultation with the Directors, the Governing

More information

Anti-Bullying Policy Statement

Anti-Bullying Policy Statement Anti-Bullying Policy Statement Date of review June 2013 Date approved by Governing Body 12 th Nov 2013 Date of next review Autumn Term 2014 Signed on behalf of the Governing Body Chair of Governors/Chair

More information

Going Way Beyond Positive Thinking

Going Way Beyond Positive Thinking Going Way Beyond Positive Thinking By Andy Shaw If you have previously spent virtually any time at all in the personal growth area then it is almost certain that you cannot have avoided at least some work

More information

Bullying 101. The Club Crew s Guide to Bullying Prevention AGAINST BULLY. The Club Crew wants you to know. about bullying. That s why they ve

Bullying 101. The Club Crew s Guide to Bullying Prevention AGAINST BULLY. The Club Crew wants you to know. about bullying. That s why they ve The Club Crew wants you to know about bullying. That s why they ve put together this guide to what bullying is and isn't, the roles of students, and tips on what you can do. What Is Bullying? It's bullying

More information