How Can We Stop Bullying?
By: Abigail Snyder
- A blustering, quarrelsome, overbearing person who habitually badgers and intimidates smaller or weaker people.
- There are six different types of bullying.......
2-Verbal Bullying-Using verbal bullying words(name calling) to gain power and control over a target.
3-Relational Aggression-is to increase their own social standing by controlling or bullying another person.
4-Cyberbullying-when a tween or a teen uses the internet, cell phone or other technology to harass, threaten, embarrass or target another person.
5-Sexual Bullying-sexual name calling, crude comments, vulgar gestures, uninvited touching.
6-Prejudicial Bullying-based on prejudices tween and teens have toward people of a different race, religion or sexual orientation.
Signs That A Child Is Being Bullied
- Unexplained injuries
- Lost or destroyed clothing, books, electronics, or jewelry
- Frequent headaches or stomach aches, feeling sick or faking illness
- Changing in eating habits, like suddenly skipping meals or binge eating. Kids may come come from school hungry because they did not eat lunch.
- Difficulty sleeping or frequent nightmares
- Declining grades, loss of interest in school work, or not wanting to go to school.
- Sudden loss of friends or avoidance of social situations
- Feeling of helplessness or decreased self esteem
- Self-destructive behaviors such as running away from home, harming themselves, or talking about suicide.
Describing effects that bullying has on children
Kids will have depression and anxiety, increased feeling of sadness and loneliness, changes in sleep and eating patterns, and loss of interest in activities they used to enjoy.
Kids will always have Health complaints.
Why Doesn't Children Talk to Adults?
- Being bullied can make the child feel helpless.
- Kids want to handle it on their own to feel in control again.
- They may fear being seen as weak or tattletale.
- Kids may fear backlash from the kid who bullied them
- Bullying can be humiliating experience
- Kids may not want adults to know what is being said about them whether its true or false
- They may also fear that adults will judge them or punish them for being weak.
- Kids who are bullied may already feel socially isolated
- They may feel like no one cares or could understand
- Kids may fear being rejected by their peers
- Friends can help protect kids from bulling, and kids can fear losing this support.
How Can People Help Children Who Are Being Bullied?
- Make your friends feel that you are acceptable as a person and that you'll always be there for them
what can education professionals do?
- Respond in a Helpful way
what can families do?
- advocating for their children