Bully Prevention Project Team Prevention/Intervention Department Student Support

Bully Prevention Project Team Prevention/Intervention Department Student Support

Bully Prevention Project Team Prevention/Intervention Department Student Support Services Dekalb County School System Working Together. We Can Build a Community of Respect

No Place for Hate Training Objectives: Overview of No Place for Hate Understanding of Bullying Prevention Review of project benchmarks The Need/The Impact Academic Achievement School Safety/Discipline

Workplace Readiness in a Global Society Teacher/Staff Morale GOALS Enhance or create a culture of respect. Celebrate diversity Empower members of the school community to challenge all forms of bigotry.

Why No Place for Hate ? Reduce bullying, name-calling and other expressions of bias Create a safer learning environment Promote unity and pride Live by the core value of respect for others.

STEP ONE Sign the Resolution of Respect Resolution of Respect We pledge, from this day forward, to do our best to combat prejudice and to stop those who violate the civil rights of others. We will seek to understand those who are different. We believe that one person can make a difference and that no

person should stand by when it comes to opposing hate. We will speak out against prejudice and discrimination. We will reach out to those who are victims of hate. We know that we must all promote harmony, equality and respect. By signing the pledge, we commit ourselves to creating a community that is No Place for Hate. No Place for Hate Promise

I promise to do my best to treat everyone fairly. I promise to do my best to be kind to everyone even if they are not like me. If I see someone being hurt or bullied, I will tell a teacher. Everyone should be able to feel safe and happy in school. I want our school to be No Place for Hate.

STEP TWO Form a No Place for Hate Team to Oversee Anti-Bias and Diversity Education Activities Consider including all parts of your community: Teachers/Administrators/Staff Parents Students

Community Members Examples of Projects Diversity Wall Buford Middle School Other ideas for No Place for Hate Projects

Mix it Up day No Name Calling Day Pen Pals

Programs for Parents Diversity Display What is Bullying? Bullying is any ongoing physical or Verbal mistreatment where there is: an imbalance of power and the victim (target) is exposed repeatedly to negative actions on the part of one or

more other students. (Loweu 1986, 1991 and 1993) The average bullying behavior lasts only 37 seconds. Teachers notice and intervene in only 1 out of 25 episodes. Occurs at least 2 3 times per month.

Debra Pepler, Ph.D., York University Bullying can be: DIRECT Face to face Verbal Physical

Insults, putdowns, teasing, harassment Shoves, pushes, hitting, assault Psychological Rolling eyes, dirty looks, uttering threats, extortion

Bullying can be: INDIRECT Behind someones back Exclusion Relational Aggression Leaving out

Shunning Telling people not to be friends with a victim Gossip Lowering peoples opinion About the victim

What is Bullying? It involves a power imbalance between Bully and Victim: Number, Size, Status, Role, Culture, Ethnicity. Characteristics of a bully

High self-esteem May be popular More likely to engage in other problem behaviors later in life, such as criminal activity or alcohol or other drug abuse Characteristics of Victims Passive

Quiet, anxious & insecure Tend to normalize and no longer are victims upon entering adulthood, though they may have continued lower self-esteem and be more prone to depression Provocative Reactive, clumsy, impulsive, irritating Attempt to fight or answer back when attacked, but not effectively

Often hyperactive, have difficulty concentrating and act in ways that irritate others Bullying is violence Violence is any mean word, look, sign, or act that hurts a persons body, feelings, or

things. 71% of school shooters had been victims of bullying. Bully

Starts the bullying and takes an active part Follower/ Henchman Takes an active part, but does not start the bullying

Supporter Supports the bullying but does not take an active part Passive Supporter (Possible Bully)

Likes the bullying but does not display open support Defender of the Victim Dislikes the bullying and helps or tries to help the victim

Possible Defender Dislikes the bullying and thinks he ought to help but doesnt Disengaged Onlooker Enabling

is unwittingly protecting a person from the consequences of their actions out of a sense of love, compassion, fear, or survival instinct Entitlement is the belief that it is our right to use violence or threats of violence to express feelings, meet needs, or satisfy wants.

Tolerance occurs when violence is accepted as the norm by adults or young people who ignore, rationalize, or minimize incidents of violence. How far should things go before bullying behavior is addressed? Bullying behaviors should be

addressed before it interferes with the health, academics or learning process of a student. Peer Mediation is not Effective in Situations of Bullying. 1. Bullying is not a conflict, but is abuse. 2. There is not a question of some right and some wrong on both sides.

3. The playing field or balance of power, is not level. 4. Adults need to claim responsibility. The Olweus Bullying Prevention Group, 2001 Lets Test Your Skills

Click here to take the quiz! 2007-2008 BENCHMARKS 1st Semester 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Attend a two hour No Place for Hate training. Form a committee to oversee anti-bias. activities in your school. Deliver No Place for Hate training to the faculty of your school. Facilitate the implementation of a minimum of two projects that celebrate diversity and promote respect. Submit the first semester No Place for Hate report form to the Prevention/Intervention office.

2007-2008 BENCHMARKS 2nd Semester 1. 2. 3. 4. Facilitate at least two meetings of the No Place for

Hate school committee. Facilitate the implementation of a minimum of two additional projects that celebrate diversity and promote respect. Implement the No Place for Hate evaluation survey. Submit the second semester No Place for Hate report form to the Prevention/Intervention office.

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