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About Me…. McKensie Garber Miss Missouri’s Outstanding Teen Platform: “Promoting Character Education”. In loving memory of Megan Taylor Meier . November 6, 1992-October 17, 2006. Jaheem Herrera. Afraid. Insignificant. Stupid . Phoebe Prince. Depressed. Fat. Gay. Isolated. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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About Me..McKensie GarberMiss Missouris Outstanding TeenPlatform: Promoting Character Education

November 6, 1992-October 17, 2006In loving memory of Megan Taylor Meier InsignificantIsolatedSuckAfraidDepressedDifferentWeirdFat GayUglyUnwantedVictimAloneStupid LonelyMegan MeierPhoebe PrinceSeth WalshJaheem HerreraRyan HalliganTyler ClementiAlexis PilkingtonJesse LoganHope WitsellRejectedHatedWords can cost a life.Bullying- an aggressive behavior that is intentional and involves an imbalance of power or strength.PhysicalVerbal Emotional

The Bystander Effect85% of bullying occurs in the presence of an audience of bystanders.

Every day 6 out of 10 American teens witness bullying in their school and dont take measures to stop it. Bullying creates a climate of fear and disrespect in schools and has a negative impact on student learning. According to statistics reported by ABC News, 160,000 students stay home from school every day because of fear of bullying.Boys are more likely to be physically bullied by their peers.Girls are more likely to be targets of rumor spreading or sexual comments.Girls are more likely to bully each other using social exclusionStudents who are bullied may fear going to school, using the bathroom, and riding the school bus.

Your Actions and Decisions Now, Affect Your FutureStudents who frequently bully their peers are more likely than others to get into frequent fights, be injured in a fight, vandalize, or steal property, drink alcohol, smoke, drop out of school, and carry a weapon.

SUCCESSStrategies for Ending the HateCreate prevention activities . Example: Mash it up MondaysForm a group to coordinate prevention activitiesGarner staff and parent support for bullying preventionIncrease adult supervision in hot spots where bullying occursIncrease knowledge and awareness on bullying causes and effects.

Examples: Intercom Announcements, Statistic Posters, Bully-Free Spirit WeeksContinue efforts and enthusiasm over time

No one deserves to be bullied.