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Bully Girls
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Bully Girls (00:00)

Traditionally, bullying has meant physical intimidation and violence—and in the past was considered a problem only among boys. But experts are finding that girls can perpetuate bullying as well, although it often takes place on more subtle or secretive levels. This program focuses on increasing awareness of bullying among girls and educating viewers about how, when, and why it occurs. Understanding the difference between teasing and bullying, identifying specific female bullying techniques and tactics, recognizing warning signals that help is needed, knowing the best ways to report incidents, and getting school officials involved to combat the problem are all subjects thoroughly explored in the video. A viewable/printable instructor’s guide is available online. Correlates to all applicable state and national standards. A Meridian Production. (20 minutes)

Bullying by and Against Girls (03:07)
Girls who bully other girls may use psychological intimidation, social aggression, or verbal aggression. Bullies will repeatedly tease with the deliberate intent to humiliate, embarrass, and hurt someone else.

"Queen Bees": Leader of the Clique (02:41)
Many girl bullies tend to be attractive, popular, well-groomed, and good students. These girls spend a great deal of time spreading gossip to help retain their status, often at the expense of newcomers and members of their own group.

"Frenemies": Friends and Enemies (02:21)
Bully girls target outsiders as well as their friends, planning ways to humiliate their victims. They create and spread rumors, make threats, give intimidating looks, and sometimes laugh and point at their victims.

Characteristics of Bullies (03:36)
Bullies act physically aggressive, display quick tempers, hurt others emotionally or physically, spread rumors, exclude others, and engage in repeated teasing. Children can learn to stand up to bullies, even as bystanders.

Prevention: Stop the Bullies (05:33)
Victims of bullying should know that they are not alone, remain confident, and turn to trusted friends and adults for support. Telling other people, standing up for others, and seeking adult intervention can help stop bullies.