WHAT IS BULLYING?
BULLYING AT NORFOLK PUBLIC SCHOOLSBullying is not…
- Arguments or conflicts
- Bossing kids around
- Choosing one friend over another
- Playful joking, teasing, or horseplay
Bullying may not even be a fight. At times an argument may get out of hand, and a dispute may become physical. One fight, in and of itself, may not be bullying. Bullying is not about anger.
Bullying is about …
- INTENT: People who bully intend to cause harm to another person. The actions are not done accidentally.
- POWER: People who bully perceive themselves as being more powerful or as capable having the ability to wield power over another person. They uses their power to control or harm people who may not be in a position to defend themselves.
- REPETITION: People who bully repeat the same hurtful, harmful behavior. Their actions are aggressive, and happen over and over to the same person by the same person or same group.
Bullying is …
Any aggressive and unwanted behavior that is intended to harm, intimidate, or humiliate the victim; involves a real or perceived power imbalance between the aggressor or aggressors and student who is bullied; and is repeated over time or causes severe emotional trauma.
Bullying can happen to anyone, anywhere.
TYPES OF BULLYING
- Pushing, shoving, hitting, spitting, kicking
- Defacing, damaging property
- Taking items from others
- Threatening to cause harm
- Inappropriate sexual comments
- Excluding: telling other kids not to be friends
- Rumor spreading
- Breaking up friendships
- Embarrassing someone in public
- Sending cruel or threatening messages or emails
- Posting embarrassing photos or comments
- Harassing other players in online video games
PREVENTION STRATEGIES AND TOPICS FOR EDUCATORS
PREVENTION AT SCHOOL
ACTIVITIES TO TEACH STUDENTS ABOUT BULLYING
EVIDENCE-BASED PROGRAMS AND CURRICULA
STAFF TRAINING ON BULLYING PREVENTION
WHAT STRATEGIES CAN BE USED TO ADDRESS BULLYING AND YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL HEALTH NEEDS?
CREATING SAFE ENVIRONMENTS FOR YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES