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Say NO to Bullying. By: Britni Kerl and Sabrina Poindexter. Standard and Rationale. Standard #3: Learning Environments - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Say NO to BullyingBy: Britni Kerl and Sabrina Poindexter

Standard and RationaleStandard #3: Learning EnvironmentsThe teacher works with others to create environments that support individual and collaborative learning, and that encourage positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.Brief Description: For this assignment, we have created a PowerPoint research presentation to represent the causes and effects of bullying within schools. This projects requirements include: Title , INTASC Standards, Description and Rationale Page, Background information and/or a brief overview of the trend or issue, 4 7 Keys pieces of general information on the topic , and 2 open-ended discussion questions to generate discussion about your topic.Rationale: To document our understanding of standard #3, Learning Environment, we will be discussing the types of bullying and how important it is for an educator to keep their student safe, socially interactive and collaborate with one another. Also, providing them with a safe and welcoming learning environment. Introduction/BackgroundAccording to the American Psychological Association, Bullying is described as: a form of aggressive behavior in which someone intentionally and repeatedly causes another person injury or discomfort. Bullying can take the form of physical contact, words or more subtle actions.The bullied individual typically has trouble defending him or herself and does nothing to cause the bullying.Around 160,000 children miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation by other students. Source: National Education Association.According to statistics reported by ABC News, nearly 30 percent of students are either bullies or victims of bullying.

Types Of Bullying Physical - hitting, kicking, pinching, punching, scratching, spitting or any other form of physical attack. Damage to or taking someone elses belongings may also constitute as physical bullying. Verbal name calling, insulting, making racist, sexist or homophobic jokes, remarks or teasing, using sexually suggestive or abusive language, offensive remarks Indirect spreading nasty stories about someone, exclusion from social groups, being made the subject of malicious rumors, sending abusive mail, and email and text messages (cyber bullying). Cyber Bullying - any type of bullying that is carried out by electronic medium. There are 7 types including:1. Text message bullying2. Picture/video clip bullying via mobile phone cameras3. Phone call bullying via mobile phones4. E-mail bullying5. Chat-room bullying6. Bullying through instant messaging (IM)7. Bullying via websites

Bullying and Suicide

Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year.For every suicide among young people, there are at least 100 suicide attempts. Over 14 percent of high school students have considered suicide, and almost 7 percent have attempted it.Bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims, according to studies by Yale University. How to Identify BullyingUnexplainable injuriesLost or destroyed clothing, books, electronics, or jewelryFrequent headaches or stomach aches, feeling sick or faking illnessChanges in eating habits, like suddenly skipping meals or binge eating. Kids may come home from school hungry because they did not eat lunch.Difficulty sleeping or frequent nightmaresDeclining grades, loss of interest in schoolwork, or not wanting to go to schoolSudden loss of friends or avoidance of social situationsFeelings of helplessness or decreased self esteemHow to Identify BullyingSelf-destructive behaviors such as running away from home, harming themselves, or talking about suicideGet into physical or verbal fightsAre increasingly aggressiveGet sent to the principals office or to detention frequentlyHave unexplained extra money or new belongings

How Students Can Prevent BullyingTreat everyone with respect; Think before you speak or do something that might hurt someoneStand up for othersGet involved with organizationsBe someone that can be confided inDont ignore situationsListen and dont pre-judgeIf the bullying persists, talk to a teacher or an administrator

How Schools Can Prevent BullyingProtection by school policiesBullying Programs Questionnaires Enough Adult supervision Parent involvement CounselorsSupportive Positive Classroom environmentsStudents aware of what bullying and how to prevent and/or stand up in those situations

Open-Ended QuestionsDiscussion 1Discussion 2Q. How do you think schools should prevent or help lessen bullying?Q. How would you, as an educator, handle a situation involving bullying?

ReferencesBullying. (n.d.). http://www.apa.org. Retrieved April 7, 2014, from http://www.apa.org/topics/bullying/Bullying and Suicide. (n.d.). - Bullying Statistics. Retrieved April 7, 2014, from http://www.bullyingstatistics.org/content/bullying-and-suicide.htmlFacts and Statistics: The Numbers Continue to Rise Every Month.... (n.d.).Bully Facts & Statistics. Retrieved April 8, 2014, from http://makebeatsnotbeatdowns.org/facts_new.htmlhttp://www.stopbullying.gov/prevention/at-school/