Bullying-Steps to Respect

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Bullying-Steps to Respect


We can teach friendship skills to lessen both the likelihood of victimization and its impact. Studies show that students who have at least one friend are less likely to be bullied, and when they are, those who have a good friend have fewer behavioral problems as a result.

We can train adults to respond to bullying quickly and effectively. When adults lead anti-bullying efforts in schools, the results are reductions in bullying and more positive student attitudes toward school, increased student willingness to seek help, and less tolerant attitudes toward bullying.

We can teach social skills so that students know how to respond to bullying. If students are passive, they are more likely to be a target of bullying, but if they are aggressive, the bullying can escalate. The middle ground is being assertive by standing up for themselves and their peers.

Development of an Anti-Bullying Program

We can teach responsible bystander skills so that bullying is not encouraged. Since children look to others for how to respond to bullying, their peers’ reactions can make or break a bullying situation. Stand around and watch or laugh, and the bullying is prolonged; intervene appropriately, and the bullying tends to stop.

References1) http://www.stopabully.ca/bullying-resources/bullying-statistics2) http://www.cfchildren.org/3) http://www.challengeday.org/4) http://www.behavioradvisor.com/CircleOfCourage.html5) http://defeatthelabel.com

School Wide Bullying Preventions Programs1) Circle of Courage2) Steps to Respect3) Second Step4) Challenge Day5) Defeat The Label

Nearly one in three students ages 12 to 18 reports being bullied at school.

One in five teens reports being cyber-bullied through the use of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices.

In the majority of cases, bullying stops when peers intervene or do not support the bullying behavior.

Victims of bullying are four times more likely to earn failing grades than their non-bullied peers.

In the United States an estimated 160,000 children miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation by other students.

Adults who were bullied as children are more likely to suffer from depression in adulthood.

Bullying: How to Prevent It!

Links for Kids1) Stop Bullying2) Kids Help Phone3) Kids Against Bullying

We need to be pro-active and get involved!


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