Have your students make a hand print and then sign their names to the Anti-Bullying Pledge
ANTI BULLYING RESOURCES
* Illustration from:National Crime Prevention Council
IF YOU SEE SOMETHING THAT LOOKS LIKE BULLYING....SAY SOMETHING!
NOTE: During September 29-October 3rd, kids and adults are being encouraged to join the "I Speak Up" campaign sponsored by the Cartoon Network. It is the annual challenge to stand up to bullying. It is hoped that one million people will to make a video stating just three words,"I Speak Up" and upload their recordings to their site. Go toISpeakUp to learn more. National Bullying Prevention Month is in October.
I remember the saying "Sticks and stones may break your bones but names can never hurt you". Personally, I never thought this to be true. Words are VERY powerful and negative words can and do hurt...a lot! Each day, thousands of young people experience some sort of bullying, either in words and/or actions. If YOU see bullying, SPEAK UP!
What is your definition of a bully? What are some examples of bullying?
Why do you think some people are bullies?
If you see someone being bullied, what could YOU do?
If YOU are being bullied, what could YOU do?
Have you ever been bullied? How did you feel? What did you do?
Have YOU ever bullied someone else? Have you ever been asked by others to join them in bullying someone else? How did you react to this?
NOTE: A great start to discussing bullying might be to read about Hans Christian Andersen, the author of "The Ugly Duckling". Hans was often teased as a boy. He was very tall and skinny. He was called "scarecrow" by neighborhood children. One day, he actually climbed a tree to get away from bullies who were chasing him! Once in the tree however, he got tangled and stuck. Hans' dad had to come get him down. Check out the play I wrote on Hans Christian Andersen at this link:To Tell the Truth Play on Hans Christian Andersen