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Bully Bystanders You Can Make A Difference

Bystanders:You Can Make A DifferenceLearning TargetsRecognize that standing by without helping in a bullying situation encourages a bully to continue harassing the targetUnderstand the seriousness of physical, verbal, social/emotional and cyber bullyingAccept responsibility to prevent bullying in your schoolRefute common excuses for not getting involved when you witness bullying and make a commitment to be a defenderUnderstand the hurtful effects that bullying has on both targets and bystandersWork toward a respectful learning environment that does not tolerate bullying

1. What percentage of bullying occurs in front of bystanders or witnesses?

A. 25%C. 75%B. 50%D. 85%

1. What percentage of bullying occurs in front of bystanders or witnesses?

A. 25%C. 75%B. 50%D. 85%

2. What percentage of students believe that they should help when they see someone being bullied?

A. 10 %C. 66 %B. 40 %D. 90 %

2. What percentage of students believe that they should help when they see someone being bullied?

A. 10 %C. 66 %B. 40 %D. 90 %

3. What percentage of students actually do help when they see someone being bullied?

A. Less than 25 %C. 66 %B. 50 %D. 90%

3. What percentage of students actually do help when they see someone being bullied?

A. Less than 25 %C. 66 %B. 50 %D. 90%

4. What usually happens when a bystander steps into a bullying situation?

A. The bully turns on the bystanderB. Other classmates laugh at the bystanderC. The bullying stops within secondsD. The target of the bullying runs away

4. What usually happens when a bystander steps into a bullying situation?

A. The bully turns on the bystanderB. Other classmates laugh at the bystanderC. The bullying stops within secondsD. The target of the bullying runs away5. What should a bystander do to help a target in a bullying situation?

A. Support the target of the bullyingB. Report the incident to an adultC. Tell the bully to stopD. All of the above

5. What should a bystander do to help a target in a bullying situation?

A. Support the target of the bullyingB. Report the incident to an adultC. Tell the bully to stopD. All of the above6. Bystanders who simply watch while a peer is bullied:

A. Dont really have an effect on the situationB. Dont have a responsibility to actC. Unintentionally encourage the bullyD. Are powerless

6. Bystanders who simply watch while a peer is bullied:

A. Dont really have an effect on the situationB. Dont have a responsibility to actC. Unintentionally encourage the bullyD. Are powerless

Why do bystanders choose not to get involved?They believe it is none of their businessThey think the target must have done something to deserve the bullyingThey want to avoid being associated with the target for fear of lowering their social statusThey dont report bullying because they dont want to be labeled a snitchThey are afraid that if they step in, the bully may target themThey dont believe they are doing any harm by watchingThey enjoy watching the action

How does a student report bullying at our school?Tell a teacher or an adult in the buildingUse the bullying boxes with the forms in each of the pods or at the front of the building.Email Mrs. Reynolds or Ms. Steinle Use the online report form on the Prairie Star website. http://www.bluevalleyk12.org/education/school/school.php?sectionid=269&

What would you do?Discuss within your group what you can do in the situationWhat can you do, as a bystander, to stop the bullyingWhat can you do, as a bystander, to help the targetWhat can you do, as a bystander, to prevent the bullying from happening again

Learning TargetsRecognize that standing by without helping in a bullying situation encourages the bully to continue harassing the targetUnderstand the seriousness of physical, verbal, social/emotional and cyber bullyingAccept responsibility to prevent bullying in your schoolRefute common excuses for not getting involved when you witness bullying and make a commitment to be a defenderUnderstand the hurtful effects that bullying has on both targets and bystandersWork toward a respectful learning environment that does not tolerate bullying