Effectively addressing bullying is a challenge for any school, but successfully tackling how school-aged girls bully one another is particularly difficult. The relational aggression that girls engage in includes spreading rumors, exclusionary tactics, manipulating friendships and relationships, and oftentimes takes place in a network of friends. Further complicating the issue is the social media and digital speech of our girls, many of whom have mastered cyber-bullying as the “weapon of choice” in their aggressive behavior against others.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1) List the characteristics of relational aggression among females;
2) Describe the use and impact of technology in relational aggression;
3) Identify the legal issues for schools and agencies in addressing bullying, cyberbullying and relational aggression;
4) Outline resources and strategies to address relational aggression.
Behavioral health provider staff, educators, and school staff
Participants must attend entire session, participate in all activities, and submit an evaluation to receive credits and a certificate.