The Dynamics of Bullying Behavior
- Students will be able to further understanding the dynamics of bullying behaviors.
- Students will explore how bullying behaviors and responses affect us.
- Ask students to write about and/or share a response to this question
- “What would or do you do if you’re being picked on, teased, or bullied?”
- Discuss the students’ responses.
- Inform the students that it is safe to report bullying behaviors.
- Discuss bullying behaviors as harassment.
- Give students the right to report bullying behaviors with anonymity for the perceived victim of the bullying behavior. (They do not want to be perceived as a tattler.)
- Explore different types of bullying behaviors:
- Bullying Behavior that is Physical - intent to inflict physical harm or serious physical pain or damage.
- Bullying Behavior that is Verbal- on-going verbal or written harassment, or insulting, mean name-calling, cruel teasing with intent to humiliate or dehumanize the perceived victim of this behavior, etc.
- Relational Bullying Behavior- Exclusion from groups, isolation, and serious social setting manipulation with intentional or resulting victimization.