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Bullying (01:23)


There is no intervention in 85% of cases of bullying. Bullying is often accepted as a "rite of passage." Bullying is a leading factor in suicide.

Boys Versus Girls' Bullying (02:13)

Boys tend to be overt and physical in their bullying, while girls' bullying is covert and harder for authorities to recognize, taking the form of shunning. See examples of each.

Long-Term Effects (01:45)

Kids internalize bullying. Some kids see their actions as just a game and don't realize someone feels bullied; others want to elevate themselves.

Feelings (02:24)

Girls are more social and are hurt by relational aggression, and respond with rumination. Boys don't communicate or contemplate their feelings. Kids may worry that telling an adult will make things worse.

Cyberbullying and Suicide (03:39)

Suicides due to bullying have increased in recent years, largely because of cyberbullying. See skits of teens preparing for suicide in response to cyberbullying.

Warning Signs (00:43)

One instance of bullying does not produce depression or suicide; there are warning signs.

Bystanders and Stepping Up (02:03)

Bystanders encourage bullying by not confronting it. Some students want to intervene but fear the bullies will turn on them; in reality, responding is likely to make it easier for others to speak up.

Adults' Responsibiltiies (02:41)

Kids feel vulnerable telling adults about being bullied; if adults show they are willing to listen, kids will be more willing to come to them. Adults cannot always stop bullying, but can help kids get through it.

Credits: Bullying and Suicide: Think About It (01:16)

Credits: Bullying and Suicide: Think About It

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Bullying is not “just a rite of passage.” In actuality, says the National Crime Prevention Council, it’s a leading factor in suicide among kids 11 to 16 years of age. And although bullying is only one of a number of suicide-related risk factors impacting tweens and teens, the fact that the term “bullycide” has entered the lexicon is a telling sign of how closely linked bullying and suicide are perceived to be. Structured around two scenarios in which a boy and a girl commit suicide after repeatedly being bullied, this video offers valuable insights into bully and victim psychology, types of bullying, and anti-bullying behavior through penetrating commentary by Erica Perlow of the Chatham County North Carolina Bullying Prevention Task Force and psychologist April Harris-Britt. In addition, alternate scenarios are included that illustrate how bystanders to bullying can help neutralize some of the cumulative psychological effects of bullying that could—and too frequently do—push students to take their own lives. A Cambridge Educational/Endeavor Pictures Coproduction. (21 minutes)

Length: 19 minutes

Item#: BVL53277

ISBN: 978-0-81608-919-2

Copyright date: ©2014

Closed Captioned

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