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Bullying Lesson Plan for a Bully-Free School (page 2)

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Updated on Jan 25, 2012

Teacher References and Handouts

Teacher Reference: Bullying Statistics

  • 1 in 7 students is either a bully or victim.
  • Bullying affects about 5 million k-8 students in the U.S.
  • Children and teens that come from homes where parents provide little emotional support for their children, fail to monitor their activities, or have little involvement in their lives, are at greater risk for engaging in bullying behavior
  • As many as 160,000 students may stay home on any given day because they're afraid of being bullied.
  • 60% of boys who were bullies in middle school had at least one criminal conviction by the age of 24.
  • 42 percent of children have been bullied while online.
  • Victims of bullying are more likely to suffer physical problems such as common colds and coughs, sore throats, poor appetite, and night waking. (Journal of the American Medical Association, 2003).
  • Direct, physical bullying increases in elementary school, peaks in middle school, and declines in high school. Verbal abuse, on the other hand, remains. 
 

Teacher Reference: Types of Bullying

Definition: Bullying – When a stronger, more powerful person hurts or frightens a smaller or weaker person on purpose and repeatedly.

Type of Bullying What does this look or sound like?
Physical Bullying
Pushing
Shoving
Spitting
Kicking
Stealing
Threatening
Verbal Bullying
Mocking
Name-calling
Taunting
Teasing
Verbally threatening
Emotional Bullying
Giving dirty looks
Excluding people
Spreading rumors
Ignoring
Cyberbullying
Sending inappropriate emails
Sending inappropriate pictures
Sending inappropriate texts
Prank calling
Writing inappropriate blogs
Writing inappropriate posts in social networking sites

 

 

Handout Group 1: Bullying – What is bullying?

 

Define the following and give 5 examples of each:

Verbal Bullying
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Physical Bullying
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Emotional Bullying
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Cyberbullying
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Handout Group 2: How do you know if you are being bullied?

What do other people do or say to bully others?

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What feelings may the victim experience?

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What feelings may the bully experience?

1.       _________________________________________________________________

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Why do people get bullied?

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