SEAL Say no to bullying
Statistics 38% of young people have been affected by cyber-bullying. 31,599 children called ChildLine(UK) in 2011/12 about bullying. Almost half of children and young people say they have been bullied at school at some point in their lives. 18% of children and young people who worried about bullying said they would not talk to their parents about it.
BULLYING. What we will learn about: 1. What is it?(and what it isn’t) 2. How does it feel? 3. Why do it? 4. How to avoid it. 5. How to tackle it.
1. Physical: hitting, kicking, tripping, pushing, damaging property What is it? Not just once in a football match, but REPEATEDLY (many times).
What is it? • 1. Verbal: name calling, insults, teasing, intimidation. Not just once, because you had an argument, but REPEATEDLY.
What is it? • 1. Hidden:spreading rumours, playing nasty jokes, copying, getting others to exclude,
What is it? • 1. Cyber: part of hidden bullying but uses phones, internet, instant messaging.
Spreading rumours online or through texts • Sending mean messages or threats to a person's email account or cell phone Posting hurtful or threateningmessages on social networking sites or web pages Stealing a person's account information to break into their account and send damaging messages Pretendingto be someone else online to hurt another person Taking unflattering pictures of a person and spreading them through cell phones or the internet Sexting, or circulating sexually suggestive pictures or messages about a person
2. How does it feel to be bullied? Day after day I go to school and only bad things happen. Nothing goodever happens to me. If the kids in my class could be in my shoes theywould understand how I feel. If only they knew how I feel every day. Even inmy dreams there are nothing but bad things.
3. Why do it? Power (it makes them feel ‘big’) Reward NO empathy(don’t know how someone else feels) Can‘t control their feelings Copying
4. How to avoid it. Tell them to stop! Don’t be a witness Act unimpressed Walk away
5. How to tackle it. But if it goes on and on... Ask your friends for support Tell a teacher Tell your parents DON’T DO NOTHING! (remember: 18% of children and young people said they would not talk to their parents about it).