Message Delivered by Student Leaders to School
"Pink Shirt Day, represents something very important, and something we should do every day.
We all should: -
and Stop bullying!
What is bullying? – it is a behaviour that is harmful, unwanted, and continues to happen over time.
There are three types of bullying:-
Verbal bullying is saying or writing mean inappropriate things. Verbal bullying is when someone keeps on:-
· Threatening to cause harm.
Social bullying involves hurting someone's reputation or relationships. Social bullying keeps happening over time when someone continuously: -
· Leaves someone out on purpose;
· Telling other children not to be friends with someone;
· Spreading rumors about someone;
· Embarrassing someone in public.
Physical bullying involves hurting a person's body or possessions. Physical bullying is when someone continuously keeps: -
· Taking or breaking someone's things;
· Making mean or rude hand gestures.
What type of person are you?
Are you a bully who keeps verbally, socially or physically over time hurting someone?
Are you an assistant who joins in with whats inappropriate and helps the bully?
Are you a reinforcer who laughs and encourages the bully but doesn't personally say or do anything to the target?
Are you an outsider who doesn't get involved but see's what is happening and just lets it happen?
OR are you a defender who tries to stop the bullying on behalf of the target by telling the bully to stop and tells someone what is happening?
Be a defender and speak up, stand together, and stop others from being bullies!!" - TAS Leadership TEAM (2013).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3Rf5qDuq7M You Tube Clip
Pink Shirt Day this year is on Friday 17 May. Pink Shirt Day aims to create Schools, Workplaces and Communities where all people feel safe, valued, and respected.
New Zealanders are encouraged to Speak Up and Stand Together to Stop Bullying by celebrating Pink Shirt Day! The link -ttps://www.pinkshirtday.org.nz/assets/PSD-2018/PSD-2018-TEACHERS-TOOLKIT-FS2.pdf
- covers the following themes:-
What is a Bully?
Why do some people get bullies?
Why do some people bully others?
Is bullying harmful?
It isn’t uncommon to hear someone say something insensitive or mean to someone else. In fact, probably all of us have said or done something that wasn’t very nice to someone else, in a moment of anger or frustration. And although such comments or actions, are not okay, bullying has some specific features that make it much more serious and harmful.
Bullying is deliberate – harming another person intentionally
Bullying involves a misuse of power in a relationship
Bullying is usually not a one-off – it is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated over time
Bullying involves behaviour that can cause harm – it is not a normal part of growing up (Bullying-Free NZ Week website, 2017).
Bullying can be:
Physical – hitting, tripping up
Verbal – insults, threats
Social – spreading gossip or excluding people.
Cyberbullying is bullying online, via the internet, mobile phones and social media. It’s a common form of bullying, especially amongst young people (Steiner-Fox, 2016).