No Bully Program
What is Bullying?
Bullying happens when a student or a group of students target a less powerful student using one or more of the following categories of behavior:
- Physical Bullying - when a student uses physical force to hurt another student by hitting, pushing, shoving, kicking, taking a student’s belongings or stealing their money
- Verbal Bullying - when a student uses words or gestures to humiliate another student by threatening, taunting, intimidating, insulting, sarcasm, name-calling, teasing, slurs, graffiti, put-downs or ridicule
- Relational Bullying - when a student isolates another student from their peer group through leaving them out, gossiping, spreading rumors or scapegoating
- Cyber Bullying - when a student uses a cell phone, texts, emails, websites, or social media to bully another student in any of the ways above
How can you avoid being a bully
- Treat everyone with kindness
- Treat others the ways you want to be treated or use the Golden Rule everywhere you go
- It is okay to get angry but it is not okay to hurt others physically or verbally
- When your angry calm down before you say or do anything
- When your calm try to solve the problem together
What to do if you are being Bullied
- First you should tell an adult
- You didn't do anything wrong so don't be afraid to tell
- Most adults want to help you
- If you feel safe, you can stand up to the Bully
- Let them know you do not like what they are doing
- Do not get physical or say hurtful things back
- Stay Calm
- Avoid the bully and/or stay in a group
No Bully Program for Parents
Did You Know Across The Nation:
- Every 7 minutes a child is Bullied or Abused.
- 56% of students have personally witnessed some type of Bullying at school.
- 160,000 kids stay home Everyday to avoid being Bullied.
- 90% of 4th grade to 8th graders report being victims of Bullying
- 71% of students report incidents of Bullying as a problem at school.
- 90% of students are targeted for Bullying or Cyber Bullying
Bullying is different from just playing around or peer conflict. It occurs when a student, or group of students, repeatedly hurt or humiliate another student. Bullying and harassment often cause lasting physical and mental harm, marginalize diverse students and negatively impact the entire school culture.
How to know if your child is being bullied
- Your child may feel depression or anxiety
- May have a hard time sleeping and/or frequent nightmares
- Fear of going to school
- A different appetite like eating more than normally or not eating much
- May isolate themselves
- Maybe won't enjoy the activities they used to like before
- May have unexplainable bruises or broken bones
- Demonstrates psychosomatic symptoms
- Also may think him/her is helpless and hopeless
(Kajioka, Coren, Dr. "Bullying." Personal interview. 4 Feb. 2016.)
What to do if you think that your child is being bullied
- Talk to your child about what is going on
- Encourage your child to report it to a teacher, counselor or the principal
- If your child doesn't feel confident to report the incident you can report it yourself
- If your child shares thoughts of hurting themselves get them professional help like therapists
- Continue to support your child to not feel down and tell them who cares what the bully says or thinks