Roles of Children in Bullying (Who is Involved? (Kids who reinforce (The…
Roles of Children in Bullying
What to Know?
Kids can play multiple roles in bullying.
It is important to understand roles.
Helps prevent and to respond to bullying.
Importance of not labeling.
Fails to recognized different roles students may play in different bullying situations
Disregards the other factors contributing to the behavior.
Labeling gives the message that the child's behavior can't change.
Use this, not that.
Instead of labeling kids involved, focus on the behavior.
The child who was bullied > Victim
The child that was bullied and bullied others > Bully/Victim
The child who bullied > the bully
Who is Involved?
Kids who reinforce
The audience of the bully.
Individuals watch the situation but provide no feedback for either the bully or the victim.
Kids who assist
Encourage the bullying behavior to take place
Kids who get bullied
Targets of the bully
Kids who Defend.
Comfort the person being bullied and possibly defend them.
Kids who Bully
Engage in bullying behavior towards peers