Title

Bullytics II: Real Insightful Soul Kids (RISK) Survey Results Concerning Bullying

Location

Sloane

Strand #1

Social & Emotional Skills

Strand #2

Safety & Violence Prevention

Relevance

This presentation will impact each conference strand. Bullying shows no discrimination toward position. What is bullying? What happens when people really do not have an idea of this term. This presentation will help educators and other stakeholders understand the challenges in eliminating bullying. There is often a lack of clarity when defining bullying versus constructive criticism. This gray area sometimes impacts the way educators address bullying concerns or places emphasis on the importance of a no bullying tolerance policy. • Academic Achievement (where the performance is negatively impacted) • School Leadership (where the majority of the accused identified the leaders as the bullies) • Social/Emotional (again the residual effects from the on-going negative environment impact self-image and performance) • Safety/Violence (bullying creates a negative climate and sense of security) • Family/Community (there is a transference form the workplace to the home….the victim is unable to leave the trauma to one arena) • Mental/Physical (there is an increase absenteeism of people exposed to bullying. There are times when they feel mentally exhausted and physically ill.)

Brief Program Description

The session is derived from the perceptions of the stakeholders facing the challenges of bullying bystanding. As adults, we often discuss the problem and solutions amongst ourselves, but we forget to include the important people in the discussion, which are the actual bystanders. What are they really saying when the cameras are off? This session will share the reasons students say bystanding continues.

Summary

Participants from this session will leave empowered to review the policies within their perspective districts. In addition, the participants should review the impact of others witnessing such events in relation to reported acts of student involved bullying. Is there a transference or perceived acceptance for bullying select individuals? This session will empower participants to assess the current conditions within their setting and serve as change agents toward improving any noted negative conditions. In addtion, this session will allow participants to revisit their childhood experiences. They will complete a student survey concerning bullying and examine the results.

Evidence

Results from this survey has been reviewed and the results remain consistent and astounding concerning the experiences of students. Students are still reporting large numbers of bullying incidents. With the most compounding evidence evolving from the victims not having an avenue to justice. Many incidents were either witnessed by bystanders, students, and parents. Many of the older students admitted to feeling a personal intimidation which would possibly result in them becoming future victims. At the onset, the data collected was quantitative, but later was forced to take on a qualitative role as many of the participants took this as a therapeutic and non-threatening opportunity to voice significant concerns. Within this session, the data collected from the survey instrument along with subsequent qualitative data will be shared.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Joshua O. Sanders is a graduate of Grand Canyon University and Tuskegee University. In 2007, Mr. Sanders received his first assignment with Tucson School District One located in Tucson, Arizona and remains employed with the district with the African American Student Services department as an Academic Specialist. Previously, he has worked within the Native American Student Services department as a Tutor Advisor. Mr. Sanders has previously presented at the National Youth-at-Risk Conference. At the 2013 “Bullytics” poster co-presentation, Mr. Sanders received second place in the NYAR poster session presentation. In 2014, he was a featured speaker at the NYAR conference. Currently, Mr. Sanders is Recruitment, Retention, Marketing and Student Services Coordinator for PPEP Tec.

Anita D. Sanders is a graduate of South Carolina State University, Fayetteville State University, and North Carolina Central University. She has made numerous presentations at NYAR conferences. In addition, she is an Assistant Professor of Education and has been employed by numerous school systems to include Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and Cumberland County Schools. Her positions include University of Phoenix instructor, Gaston College JobsNOW Coordinator, Gardner-Webb University Assistant Professor, Barber-Scotia Assistant Professor of Education, Winthrop University Community Service Learning Coordinator and Professional Development Schools Coordinator, and numerous years as a public school teacher and administrator.

Keyword Descriptors

Bullying

Presentation Year

2015

Start Date

3-3-2015 10:15 AM

End Date

3-3-2015 11:30 AM

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Bullytics II: Real Insightful Soul Kids (RISK) Survey Results Concerning Bullying

Sloane

The session is derived from the perceptions of the stakeholders facing the challenges of bullying bystanding. As adults, we often discuss the problem and solutions amongst ourselves, but we forget to include the important people in the discussion, which are the actual bystanders. What are they really saying when the cameras are off? This session will share the reasons students say bystanding continues.