Notes:
Bullying Outline

1. Overview:
What is bullying-
http://notcooltobecruel.com/what_is_bullying.htm
Bullying is the intentional harm to others which may be carried out by an individual or group. It can be done repeatedly and willfully and it is an imbalance of power leaving the victim defenseless.
Who’s involved-
http://www.nobully.org.nz/guidelines.htm
BULLIES:
-Are often attention seekers.

-Establishes power base by testing less powerful members

- Wait to see if victims complain and sees how the teacher will react.

-Bully because they believe they are popular and have the support of the others.

-Keep bullying because they incorrectly think the behaviour is exciting and makes them popular.

-If there are no consequences to the bad behaviour; if the victim does not complain and if the peer group silently or even actively colludes, the bully will continue with the behaviour.
VICTIMS:
  • Often have poor social skills.
  • Lack the confidence to seek help.
  • Don’t have the support of the teacher or classmates who find them unappealing.
  • Blame themselves and believe it is their own fault.
  • Are desperate to ‘fit in’.
  • View is very often reinforced by the attitude of adults in their lives.
  • It is highly unlikely that they will seek help.


2. HISTORY:
http://law.jrank.org/pages/12103/School-Violence.html
In the past, bullying was ignored, or noticed but dismissed as typical adolescence behavior. It was considered normal and a part of growing up.

http://www.olweus.org/public/laws_illinois.page
Hazing

720 ILCS 120/5 (1996) defines hazing as a person who knowingly requires the performance of an act by a student or other person in a school, college, university or other educational institution, for purpose of induction or admission into any group, organization or society associated with or connected with that institution, if the act is not sanctioned or authorized by the institution and the act results in bodily harm.

Cyber Bullying:
105 ILCS 5/27-23.7 (2010) prohibits bullying (as defined in the statute) in the school environment and includes in its definition of bullying electronic communications. Bullying is specifically prohibited through the transmission of information from a school computer, a school computer network, or other similar electronic school equipment.
Bullying/Harassment

105 ILCS 5/10-20.14 (2002) requires the school board, with the parent-teacher advisory committee and community based organizations, to include provisions in the student discipline policy to address students who have demonstrated behaviors that put them at risk for aggressive behavior, including without limitation bullying.

Anti-Bullying is very recent.

School system has changed; teachers used to punish/bully children with rulers, etc. and now that would absolutely not be acceptable

3. CURRENT STATE OF THE ISSUE:

Talk about how the history compares to the new law-
105 ILCS 5/27-23.7 (2010)
defines bullying and
prohibits it in the school environment on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry age, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender-related identity or expression, unfavorable discharge from military service, association with a person or group with one or more of the aforementioned actual or perceived characteristics, or any other distinguishing characteristic.
No student shall be subject to bullying during any school-sponsored education program or activity, while in school, on school property, on school buses or other school vehicles, at designated school bus stops waiting for the bus, at schools-sponsored or school-sanctioned events or activities, or through the transmission of information from a school computer, school computer network or other similar electronic school equipment.
Bullying may take various forms, including without limitation one or more of the following: harassment, threats, intimidation, stalking, physical violence, sexual harassment, sexual violence, theft, public humiliation, destruction of property, or retaliation for asserting or alleging an act of bullying.



Bullying is now becoming more known; you can go to workshops about it and there are speakers who come in to school and talk about it. There is a lot more information now that teachers can get a hold of.
Parents are also given information about bullying. Teacher/parent communication is very important, in case the child just doesn’t tell their parents but the teacher knows.
Examples:
http://www.reportbullying.com/bullying-schools-bullying-team-credibility.htm
Speakers

Jim Jordan– President Co-owner/ Host or reality TV show Bully Intervention, Bullying Expert, Motivational Speaker/ Entertainer/ Author “Plug the Tub”.



Lucy Jordan– Co-owner/ Program Coordinator/ Administration/ Marketing/Advisor

Over 15 years in Customer service as an Advertising Sales Representative for a local newspaper, background in Nursing and on-going administrative duties/ costume design for a home based entertainment business at corporate functions and birthday parties for over 20 years plus script writing/ costume design/ set design for the TV show “Jimbo the Clown” Show.



Kim Clark-Advisor

Crisis Intervention Trainer, Kim is recognized as one of Canada’s leading crisis intervention advisors for corporations and organizations. (Registered Social Worker and Certificated in Crisis Intervention.) Kim offers Train the Trainer

Teacher/parent communication:
http://www.maine.gov/education/communication.htm
-Make parents feel welcome to come to meetings
-Make communication consistent and organized
-Ongoing face-to-face meetings
-Provide support for the student

News examples of what’s going on.
http://www2.nbc4i.com/news/2011/nov/15/bullied-special-needs-girl-talks-today-show-ar-829807/

http://abcnews.go.com/US/eighth-grade-shooting-larry-king-brandon-mcinerney-boys/story?id=14666577#.Tt_DeFZbySo


5. CURRENT EFFECT ON STUDENTS AND THEIR EDUCATION:
Can’t focus on school as much
Too scared to come to school
Physically bullied, can’t perform as well
Social aspect- bully usually has “back-up” where the kid getting bullied doesn’t

6. THE FUTURE OF THE ISSUE:
We should be concerned about gay/lesbians because more and more people are becoming outwardly gay. It is happening younger and younger.
Also, since technology is becoming a big part of education, we must watch out for cyber bullying.



4. IMPORTANT PARTIES AND THEIR ROLES:
http://www.popeater.com/2010/10/06/tim-gunn-ellen-degeneres-bullying-psa/
Celebrities are becoming a big part of this issue. Celebrities are serving as role models for children against bullying.

Campaigns and things like that
-It Gets Better
-Stand Together Movement
-No H8



Make sure we all prepare our own stance on bullying

By Keelin Funk
Nick Cosentino
Amy Clayton
Stephanie Churilla
Diana DeAndre
Jordan Sloop


http://prezi.com/e2dfti8ietwc/bullying/