We have been talking about communication and how people can get along with each other. Sometimes, people don't get along with each other. In this lesson, we met Pat. Pat was influenced in a different way by some of his classmates. He was clearly stressed by what happened.
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What happened to Pat in the story? How did he feel?
Embarrassed about being chosen last.
Angry that his friends didn't stand up to Taylor.
Worried that his classmates would start acting like Taylor or join in.
What are signs Pat was being bullied?
Being pushed and bumped.
Name-calling and teasing.
Being left out.
What is bullying?
A repeated behavior.
It is intentional and meant to hurt another person or their feelings.
It may be physical, but may involve name-calling, spreading rumors, leaving people out.
It can involve the computer or phone (cyber bullying).
There are four forms of bullying.
Verbal: name calling, teasing.
Social: leaving someone out, gossip.
Physical: pushing, shoving, tripping.
Cyberbullying: texting, social networks, email.
DEFINITION: Bystander - someone who witnesses bullying who has the opportunity to help.
Even though bystanders have the opportunity to help, many do not.
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