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    What is Bullying?

    Bullying consists of negative acts carried out repeatedly over time. There is an actual or perceived imbalance of power in a bullying situation that allows the bully to attack the less powerful. There are three basic types of bullying:

    • Physical: hitting, kicking, pushing, choking, and punching
    • Verbal: threatening, taunting, teasing, starting rumors, hate speech
    • Psychological: social exclusion, intimidation, spreading rumors,

    Characteristics of a bully

    • Aggressive and impulsive
    • Over confident and tough
    • Low tolerance for frustration
    • Inclined to use violence more than other children

    Characteristics of a victim

    • An actual or perceived imbalance of power
    • Victims tend to be quiet, passive with few friends
    • Victims do not respond effectively to aggressive actions
    • Victims are ashamed, often do not tell an adult

    Some Bullying statistics

    • Studies in have show that at least 15% of students in schools are involved
    • About 9% are victims
    • About 7% bully others repeatedly
    • More students in younger grades are victimized
    • Boys are more likely to be bullied than girls

    Bullying Laws

    Arizona has a new law that requires schools to have policies on bullying, harassment and intimidation. The message is clear: create an environment where bullying is not tolerated. Each school is required to have a procedure for students, parents and teachers to confidentially report bullying behavior to a school official to trigger investigation, punishment and prevention of further bullying behavior. (A.R.S. §15-341). If the bullying acts threaten or actually cause injury to a person or property, then more severe penalties are called for and carried out under Arizona’s criminal laws. (A.R.S. §13-2911).

    Resources

    The Arizona Department of Education has information and resources for bullying prevention for students, parents and teachers.

    The National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center is a “one-stop shop” website for information on youth violence prevention, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other federal agencies.

    The National Mental Health Information Center’s website provides information about mental health including bullying and aggressive behavior.

     


    Comments
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    On 06/03/09
    B from AZ said:
    Seriously if u cant stand up for urself then tell someone so they can stand up for. I have this friend who was always pick on intil i stood up for him. And guess what now he doesn't get pick on. WHAT A CONSEPT !!!!!!!
    On 04/16/09
    JULIA from AZ said:
    BULLYING IS BAD BECAUSE YOU COULD REALLY HURT SOME ONE AND YOU COULD BE ON PROBATION I WAS A BULLY ONCE AND I GOT SEND TO A JUDGE AND I NOW HAVE TO DO COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR 6 HOURS JUST FOR BEING DUMB AND SLAPING A GIRL.
    On 04/14/09
    G from AZ said:
    One time a student has pushed my brother out of the seat on the school bus and it has effected me to be more aware and that bullying isn't right.
    On 03/31/09
    Ms. K from AZ said:
    I have one statement "REMEMBER COLUMBINE, VIRGINIA TECH and PADUCAH KENTUCKY. If you don't know what I am talking about do the research. Bullying can lead to death. Deal with the bully or deal with the violent outcome. It is a choice.
    On 03/13/09
    N/A from AZ said:
    all the comments which say bullying is good, what do you do if someone is constantly threatening you, and says he is going to kill you if he catches you out of school??? what would you do??
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