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
Make a joke
IF THEY DON'T STOP, THEN TELL AN ADULT!
2. THINK…Are you being hurt? Did you try rule #1?
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
See other posters that were submitted by 5th graders for the Bully Poster Contest!
RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
EyeGuardian - Monitors your child's Facebook for inappropriate content and threats.
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.
SOME OF OUR FAVORITE CHILDREN'S BOOKS
Author - Trudy Ludwig
Better Than You
Confessions of a Former Bully
My Secret Bully
Author - Kathryn Otoshi
Author - Julianne Moore
Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully
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
See other posters done by 5th graders for the Bully Poster Contest