Introduction: Bullying (01:08)
Children talk about being bullied.
Outline of Series on Bullying (02:32)
Keeping students safe is a school's most important responsibility. The narrator talks about the unique value of this series in bullying prevention.
What Is Bullying? (02:12)
Bullying is becoming a greater problem. Bullying peaks in middle school.
Talking to Bullies (03:05)
See a teacher talking to a bully about how his words make others feel, then to a victim. Do not bring the bully and victim together for a discussion.
Anti-Bullying Program (00:56)
This film will consider bullying from the perspective of school officials, and explain how schools can prevent bullying. Additional resources.
Understanding Bullying (01:09)
Some favor treating bullying as a criminal problem, others as a medical problem. Preventing bullying through education is the better approach.
Effects of Bullying (01:47)
Cyberbullying can be especially devastating. Victims and bystanders of school bullying may come to view school as unsafe.
Bullying Defined (01:23)
Imbalance of power distinguishes bullying from normal conflict. Cyberbully allows bullies to act without the victim present; cyberbullies are often victims of physical bullying.
Cyberbullying allows the bully to avoid confronting the victim. Learn about gender differences in bullying and cyberbullying methods.
Reasons Schools Ignore Bullying (04:40)
Schools often ignore bullying because they underestimate its importance; some believe bullying builds character or hold other false beliefs.
Obstacles to Detection (01:26)
School staff often don't know about bullying. Bullies often act in unstructured environments. Victims often fail to report.
Signs of Bullying (01:01)
We learn the signs indicating a child has been bullied or cyberbullied.
What School Officials Can Do (01:16)
There are proven strategies for decreasing a school's level of bullying.
Enlist Whole School (03:24)
Make bullying a school priority by enlisting the whole school, including students. The principal must take the lead, and avoid bullying behavior himself.
Take Bullying Seriously (00:55)
Intervene even in small incidents if they are one-sided; what seems minor may loom large to the victim.
Encourage Bystander Action (01:10)
Encourage bystanders to support victims. Encourage students to report incidents, assuring them they will remain anonymous.
Help Loners Connect (02:38)
Students are less likely to be bullied if they are with another child. Provide supervision in environments such as halls. Train teachers.
Response to Bullying (01:28)
Intervene with the bully and victim. Consequences should be predictable and escalating, but do not bully the bully.
Help for Bully (01:05)
Bullies are at risk for future problems in life and require guidance and support. Learn motives behind bullying.
Helping Victim (00:55)
Establish trust with a victim in light of likely reluctance to talk about being bullied. Help them develop coping skills.
Summary: Confronting Bullying (02:04)
Bullying is a serious problem. Schools must confront bullying. Teachers must work with the bully and victim. Schools should have a comprehensive program.
Additional Resources & Credits: ABC's of Bullying Prevention: A Comprehensive Schoolwide Approach K-8- Administrators & Pupil Services Version (01:22)
Additional Resources & Credits: ABC's of Bullying Prevention: A Comprehensive Schoolwide Approach K-8- Administrators & Pupil Services Version
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