WHAT IS BULLYING?

When someone uses their power to hurt another person’s body, property, or feelings, on purpose.  Bullying can be something that is done repeatedly, or can be a one time occurrence. 

 
by Mckenna, Sophia and Maddie - 5th grade

THE "3 PLAYERS"

 

There are 3 players in a bullying situation:

 Bully - Person who is doing the hurting.
 
Victim - Person who’s body, property, or feelings is being hurt on purpose.
 
Bystander - People who see or know about the bullying.


*Click on the above links to find more information on being a Bully, Victim or Bystander.
 


4 TYPES/CATEGORIES OF BULLYING BEHAVIOR
 

Verbal -  Name calling, teasing, putting someone down, etc.

Physical  - Hitting, kicking, pushing, etc.

Social -  Excluding, gossiping, spreading rumors, etc.

Cyber 
Hurtful messages on Facebook, sending embarrassing pictures through text message, etc.
  


by Shannon - 5th grade

THE TELLING RULES!

Children often worry that if they tell their teacher, or another adult at school about bullying, that they will be tattling.  This is especially true if a child continues to be bullied and has already gone to the teacher or other adult at school before.  Here are the 3 telling rules to go over with your child to determine if they have information they need to tell someone. 

 

3 Telling Rules (These rules replace tattling)

1. THINK…Did you try to work it out?  Did you use your words?

Tell them to stop
Walk away
Make a joke

IF THEY DON'T STOP, THEN TELL AN ADULT!

2. THINK…Are you being hurt?  Did you try rule #1?

Body
Property
Feelings


TELL AN ADULT WHEN YOU ARE BEING HURT!
 

3. THINK…Is someone else being hurt?  Can you help them try rule #1?
 

HELP THE PERSON BEING HURT, TELL AN ADULT!
 

 

DO YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TATTLING AND TELLING?
 

Tattling is when you are trying to get someone in trouble.

Telling is when you or someone else is in trouble and needs your help!


 BULLYING  VS. TEASING  VS. CONFLICT*


Bullying - Based on a power imbalance; intent is to cause psychological or physical harm; usually repeated.

Teasing - Fun, good natured, "give and take" between friends to get both parties to laugh.

Conflict - A struggle, dispute, or misunderstanding between two equal forces.


*Amanda B. Nickerson, PhD  Associate Professor and Director, Alberti Center for the Prevention of Bullying Abuse and School Violence University at Buffalo


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RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

EyeGuardian - Monitors your child's Facebook for inappropriate content and threats.

The Parents Guide to Facebook - helpful manual produced by the Connect Safely Organization.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
 
www.stopbullying.gov – Information from various government agencies on how kids, tens, young adults, parents, educators and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying.
www.kidshealth.org- provides information for kids and teens on a variety of issues including physical, emotional, and behavioral issues.
www.stopcyberbullying.org
www.education.com- information for parents of children ages Kindergarten through college.
www.pbskids.com- interactive website for children to visit.  Addresses a variety of child focused issues, including bullying.
 
SOME OF OUR FAVORITE CHILDREN'S BOOKS

Author - Trudy Ludwig

Better Than You
Confessions of a Former Bully
My Secret Bully
Sorry!
Trouble Talk
Author - Kathryn Otoshi

One
Zero
Author - Julianne Moore

Freckleface Strawberry
Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully

Additional Authors/Titles

Cliques, Phonies, & Other Baloney by Trevor Romain
Hands are not for Hitting by Martine Agassi, Ph.D.
How To Be A Friend by Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown
How Full is Your Bucket?  For Kids by Tom Rath and Mary Rechmeyer
Nobody Knew What to Do by Becky Ray McCain
Say Something by Peggy Moss
The Juice Box Bully by Bob Sorenson and Maria Dismondy
The Only Boy in Ballet Class by Denise Gruska
The Bully Blockers Club by Teresa Bateman
 

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Last updated on 6/25/2017