Anti-Bullying

anti bullying DREAM GUARDS

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO STOP BULLIES

We have come up with an easy 5 point plan to help you

Spelling out the word PEACE

The universal sign lauguage for Stop is for the hand to be held up high.

Use this as a reminder to STOP BULLIES!

Each finger reminds us of the actions we must take when in a bullying situation.

PEACE - IT'S NOT OK TO BULLY

 P = POWERFUL/PROTECT YOURSELF - STAND UP BIG AND STRAIGHT

Stand high and proud with your shoulders back, chest out and look straight at the bully. Look at his ears, alternating from one to the other. This will give the illusion you are looking him straight in the eye. Pretend his ears are huge pieces of broccoli sticking out the side of his head, the Bigger the Better. This will give you courage and confidence to stand your ground, and make you laugh on the inside.

E = ESCAPE THE SITUATION - GET OUT

If you are in a position to avoid the bully or situation it's always the best first option. Get out or move (run) away. Why ruin your day when you don't have to. Online you can escape bullying by turning off your device or blocking a person that is not being kind to you. You have the power to do this. 

A = ARMOUR YOURSELF/BUILD YOUR PROTECTIVE FORCEFIELD AROUND YOU - BUILD A PROTECTIVE FORCE FIELD - SUIT UP

When in a bullying situation, Suit-up and Protect yourself. All Super Heroes do, Superman, Batman, Spiderman. We all can, I do. When I find myself in a hostile situation I close my eyes for a split second and see myself in an amazing School Uniform made out of impenetrable material. Why my underpants are on the outside I don't know, they just are. Two feet around me I also have a forcefield where nothing can effect me, words or actions. Your imagination is yours and yours alone, USE IT!. Suit-up and protect yourself. It's Fun. Online you have the power to unfriend, or block people who are bullying you. 

C = CREATE POSITIVE STRONG FRIENDSHIPS - WITH PEOPLE WHO WILL STAND BY YOU

Create your own Justice League. Get a friend base of caring kind and strong people who know and Love You. People who will have your back. These Friends will last forever. Online create friends with people who are like minded, have the same interests and outlook on life that you have. 

E = EXPRESS YOUR FEELINGS TO SOMEONE - Talk to people who know and love you

This is the most important one. Don't try and bottle things up inside and think you can work it out yourself. More heads are better than one and alternative solutions can be worked out a lot faster as a team. Plus it helps you feel better when you express your feelings with people who know and Love you. Tell a teacher, tell a parent, tell a friend. Talk to a support group. 

Kids Help Line and Headspace are there for you 24 hours a day. 

                                              YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

P.E.A.C.E

 Quick recap:

P = POWERFUL/PTROTECT YOURSELF - Stand up Big and Straight

E = ESCAPE THE SITUATION - Get Out

A = ARMOUR Around you - Build a Protective Forcefield - Suit Up

C = CREATE POSITIVE STRONG FRIENDSHIPS - With people who will stand by you

E = EXPRESS YOUR FEELINGS TO SOMEONE - Talk to people who know and Love You

"YOU ARE NOT ALONE"

MICHAEL & DONNA

DREAM GUARDS

It's not ok being harrased or abused 

It's not ok being excluded 

It's not ok having rumours spread about you

It's not ok people posting stuff about you online

It's not ok being dominated by someone

IT'S NOT OK TO BULLY

SIMPLE AND VERY POWERFUL WAY TO DEMONSTRATE THE DEVASTATING EFFECTS THAT BULLYING HAS ON THE EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING OF OUR CHILDREN - USING TWO APPLES

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IF YOU FEEL


IT'S NOT YOUR FAULT

REMEMBER

TO RECOGNISE A SITUATION AS BULLYING THE NATIONAL SAFE SCHOOLS FRAMEWORK DEFINES BULLYING AS A REPEATED VERBAL, PHYSICAL SOCIAL OR PSYCHOLOGICAL BEHAVIOUR THAT IS HARMFUL AND INVOLVES THE MISUSE OF POWER BY AN INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP TOWARD ONE OR MORE PERSONS.

CYBERBULLYING REFERS TO BULLYING THROUGH INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY SUCH AS INTERNET OR MOBILE DEVICES.

BULLYING OF ANY FORM OR FOR ANY REASON CAN HAVE LONG TERM NEGATIVE EFFECTS ON THOSE INVOLVED INCLUDING BYSTANDERS. 

BULLYING CAN HAVE A NEGATIVE IMPACT ON EVERYONE. IT IS NOT JUST A PROBLEM FOR VICTIMS OR BULLIES. 

IF YOU SEE OR KNOW OF OTHERS BEING BULLIED YOU MAY FEEL ANGRY, FEARFUL, GUILTY AND SAD.

YOU MAY FEEL AFRAID THAT THE BULLYING COULD HAPPEN TO YOU. 

WHEN BULLYING ISNT STOPPED OR CHALLENGED BY EVERYONE IT CAN CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE BULLYING IS ACCEPTED AND WHERE EVERYONE FEELS POWERLESS TO STOP IT. 

WHY DO PEOPLE BULLY?

PEOPLE BULLY FOR DIFFERENT REASONS.

PEOPLE WHO BULLY PERSISTENTLY ARE LIKELY TO DO SO IN ORDER TO DOMINATE OTHERS AND IMPROVE THEIR SOCIAL STATUS.

THEY MAY HAVE LOW SELF ESTEEM, FEEL SUPERIOR TO OTHERS AND HAVE LITTLE REGRET FOR THEIR ACTIONS. 

OTHER PEOPLE MAY BULLY OUT OF ANGER OR FRUSTRATION.

THEY MAY STRUGGLE SOCIALLY AND BE VICTIMS OF BULLYING THEMSELVES. 

BULLYING CAN BE OVERT OR COVERT.

OVERT BULLYING IS OBVIOUS TO OTHERS SUCH AS VERBAL OR PHYSICAL BULLYING.

COVERT BULLYING IS MORE HIDDEN OR SUBTLE NON PHYSICAL AND INVOLVES SOCAIL MEDIA, EXCLUSION FROM GROUPS AND RUMOURS.

BOTH FORMS OF BULLYING CAN HAVE LASTING NEGATIVE SIDE EFFECTS ON PEOPLE. 

ref: bullying.org

PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO ON BULLYING 

BULLYING IS NOT OK - YOU TUBE VIDEO 

CHECK OUT THIS LINK ON FAST FACTS ON BULLYING IN SCHOOLS 

YOU ARE NOT ALONE!