What is bullying?
Bullying is negative behavior that is repeated, intentional, and creates an imbalance of power between the bully/ mean person and the target/ victim. This behavior can be motivated by any actual or perceived characteristic that separates the victim from what the bully views as "the norm".
There are several types of bullying, which include:
- Social/ Emotional
- Verbal/ Non-Verbal
- Intimidation/ Hazing
- Racial/ Ethnic/ Sexual Harassment
- Cyber Bullying
Bullying involves at least three people: The Bully, The Victim, and the Bystander
The Bully/Mean Person: displays bullying behavior. These are NOT bad kids - they are kids who display negative behaviors. Bullies share the following common characteristics: impulsive, easily frustrated, lack of empathy for others, have difficulty following rules, and have a positive view towards violence.
The Target/Victim: a person who has suffered the torment of being bullied. Students at risk for bullying may have a chronic illness or physical deformities, learning disorders, attend special education classes, behavioral disorders, or have difficulty with social skills.
The Bystander: a person who gathers around during a bullying incident. Bystanders may participate on bullying by laughing, chanting, going along with the behavior or remaining silent. Doing nothing when bullying occurs allows others to think a bystander agrees with the negative behavior taking place!
Anti-Bullying Training Handout
Be a Good Bystander
Books That are Available from Our County Libraries
CFC - What Does Bullying Look Like?
Cyber Safety Pledge
How to Make Sure Your Child Does Not Become a Bully
If Someone is Bullying You - High School
If Someone is Bullying You - Middle School
Internet Sites for Parents
Minute Recipes for Building Peace
Parent Flyer K-4th
Parent Flyer 5th-12th Grades
Respect Effect Mini-Card Handouts 1
Respect Effect Mini-Card Handouts 2
Staff Presentation Flyer
Status Game Directions
STOP Poster - Elementary
Websites and Books
This grant was generously funded by a grant from Fremont Area Community Foundation and additional funding is provided by United Way.
For more information on the program please contact Kaleigh Haase.