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ERIC Number: EJ832560
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4391
"What Would You Do, What If It's You?" Strategies to Deal with a Bully
Morrison, Charles T.
Journal of School Health, v79 n4 p201-204 Apr 2009
Bullying can be defined as a repeated negative interpersonal relationship characterized by an imbalance of power targeted at a person that is perceived to be weaker or more vulnerable, without apparent provocation. When bullying is not addressed, the effects are substantial. Bullying affects the targets (anxious, afraid, and failure to concentrate at school), witnesses (guilt, helplessness, and fear), and those who participate in bullying (leads to other antisocial/delinquent behaviors). Types of bullying include physical (hitting, tripping, and shoving), verbal (namecalling, taunts, teasing, and roasting), psychological (excluding, rumors, gossip, bossing, and threatening), ostracism based on sexual orientation, sexual harassment (taunts, touching, coercion, and slurs), and cyberbullying (through Internet, e-mail, and cell phone). In cases of school violence, the attackers felt bullied, persecuted, or injured by others prior to the attack. One aspect of creating a safe school environment is increasing student efficacy and reducing all forms of bullying. This article presents a lesson that was created to empower students to address bullying situations. In groups, the students will work to decide what they could do if they see bullying to others and then decide what they would do if they were being bullied. This article also presents activities and strategies to deal with a bully. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades
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Language: English
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