(SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
In 2019, we attended events such as the International Bully Prevention Association (IBPA) and the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) Conferences. We had the opportunity to learn and understand the needs of teachers across America when it comes to bullying prevention. There has been overwhelmingly positive praise for the film as an essential tool for Social Emotional Learning (SEL).
As an adjective, it means to be “alive”, in a phrase it is “long live” or a term of celebration, and as a verb, it is “to be”. This is exactly the focus of this film and its message. How do we become who we’re meant to be? How do we “be alive”? How do we celebrate who we are at our deepest levels?
Unwanted aggressive behavior; observed or perceived power imbalance; and repetition of behaviors or high likelihood of repetition.
There are four modes of bullying:
Direct (e.g., bullying that occurs in the presence of a targeted youth)
Indirect (e.g., bullying not directly communicated to a targeted youth such as spreading rumors)
Physical, verbal, relational (e.g., efforts to harm the reputation or relationships of the targeted youth)
Damage to property
2) Gladden, R. M., Vivolo-Kantor, A. M., Hamburger, M. E., & Lumpkin, C. D. (2014). Bullying surveillance among youths: Uniform definitions for public health and recommended data elements, Version 1.0. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and US Department of Education.
LOOKS, body shape, and RACE, are the most COMMON reasons for bullying.
49% of children in grades 4-12 reported being bullied by other students at school at least once during the past month, whereas 30.8% reported bullying others during that time.
70.4% of school staff have seen bullying.
62% witnessed bullying two or more times in the last month, and 41% witness bullying once a week or more.
1 in 4 students report being bullied during the school year.
57% of the time, when bystanders intervene, bullying stops within 10 seconds time.
64% of victims don't report bullying
Students that bully are at GREATER risk of academic problems, substance use, and violent behavior, both now and later in life.
Schools with bully prevention programs can reduce bullying by 25%
Adults, specifically teachers and parents, can help prevent bullying by:
73.4 million children in 2018
50% 36.7 million of those were White
25% 18.35 million of those were Hispanic
14% 10.276 million of those were African American
5% 3.67 million of those were Asian
5% 3.67 million of those were non-Hispanic “all other races”
Translating these stats means:
6) Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center