Bullying - 3

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Teachers

Definition: Bullying is seeking to harm, intimidate, or control another individual.

Discussion Points

  • Have you ever bullied someone?
  • How does bullying hurt others?
  • Have you been bullied?
  • What emotions may a person feel when they are bullied?
  • What happens if you witness bullying?
  • Review Discussion Points:

    Possible activities to review the discussion point:

    Reciprocal Questioning:

    • Divide students into pairs or small groups.
    • Have the pairs/groups develop questions to ask other pair/groups about discussion points.
    • Provide “anchor questions” (What are things that might cause a disagreement between people? How can disagreements be solved? What can happen if a disagreement is not solved?).
    • Once pairs/groups have questions written, bring the students together and lead discussion using the questions.
    • Think. Pair. Share:

        The teacher will pose questions related to the discussion points. Explain the purpose of the activity is to think about the question and activate prior knowledge. The teacher will model the activity to facilitate student understanding.

      • T (Think): Teacher begins by asking students what can cause a disagreement between two people.
      • P (Pair): Each student should be paired with another student, small group or work with teacher. Pairs write brief answers on sticky notes or slips of paper.
      • S (Share): Students share their thinking with their partner. Teacher then leads whole-group conversation using students’ answers.

Activity 1: What is Bullying?

Review the following information with students:

Materials Needed:
  • Student Activity Sheet A - 1 per group
  • Pencil for each person

To be considered bullying behavior, it must be aggressive and include:

  • An Imbalance of Power: Use of power such as physical strength, knowledge of embarrassing information, or popularity to control or harm others
  • Repetition: Bullying behaviors happen, or have the potential to happen more than once.
  • Divide students into small groups or partners. Allow time to complete student activity sheet A. Discuss answers when finished.

    Activity 2: Types of Bullying

    Allow students time to complete student activity sheet B. Seek volunteers to share when finished.

    Materials Needed:
    • Student Activity Sheet B - 1 per person
    • Pencil for each person

    There are four types of bullying:

  • Verbal bullying is writing or saying mean things including: teasing, taunting, threatening harm, or name-calling.
  • Social bullying involves hurting someone’s reputation or relationships, and includes; telling others not to be friends with an individual, leaving someone out on purpose, embarrassing an individual, and/or spreading rumors about someone.
  • Physical bullying involves hurting a person’s body or possessions by; hitting, kicking, pinching, spitting, tripping, pushing, taking or destroying others’ possessions.
  • Cyberbullying involves using technology to say things that might not be said in person. The bully may send inappropriate texts, insults, post on social media harmful personal information, pictures or videos to hurt or embarrass someone.
  • Allow time to complete student activity sheet B. Discuss answers when finished.

    Activity 3: What Can I Do?

    Review the following information with students:

    Materials Needed:
    • Student activity sheet C - 1 per student
    • Pencil for each student

    Bullying can have many harmful effects on the individual being bullied. The individual may begin to feel stressed, depressed or anxious. They may develop thoughts of suicide or hurting themselves. They may also begin to have trouble with schoolwork or problems with mood, energy level, sleep, and appetite.

    If you or someone you know is being bullied you can:

  • Talk with a trusted adult. Adults in authority can often deal with bullying without the bully knowing how they found out about it.
  • Ignore the bully. Bullies like getting a reaction. By ignoring them you are telling them you don’t care.
  • Don’t get physical. Work out your anger in other ways such as exercising, talking to friends, or the use of coping strategies.
  • Practice confidence. Use body language that sends a message that you are not vulnerable.
  • Stand up for others being bullied. Help the victim feel supported and seek help.
  • Allow time to complete student activity sheet C. Discuss answers when finished.

    Script Writing and Animation

    Script Prompt: Develop a script and create an animation that includes two characters in a setting related to the problem. The dialogue between the characters must include:

  • A scenario in which character one is bullied and the other character shows and appropriate and inappropriate response to the bullying
  • Materials Needed:
    • White board/chalk Board or Chart Paper
    • Markers
    • Script sheet for each group
    • Pencil for each student

    Script Writing Practice: Teacher led discussion of script creation. As a whole/small group, write both an appropriate and inappropriate versions of the script. In small groups or individually, have the students independently create scripts using the prompts above.

    Independent Script Recording: Pair students to complete 2 scripts together using the same script prompt detailed above. Direct students to take turns being character one and character two.

    Animation Creation: Have students record their scripts using the SiLAS software. Remember to name and save their work. Premiere the movies with the group members at the end of each session.

    Lesson Extension: Incorporate ELA standards by discussing both spoken and written grammar rules (dialogue punctuation, correct verb tense, sentence structure, parts of a story; character, setting, problem, solution). Consider using both the final animation and written script as an ELA grade/assignment.

    Lesson Review

    Allow students time to complete the student lesson review. Discuss answers when finished.

    Materials Needed:
    • Student Lesson Review Sheet - 1 per student
    • A pencil for each student

    Students

    Go to only student curriculum

    Student Activity Sheet A

    To be considered bullying behavior, it must be aggressive and include:

  • An Imbalance of Power: Use of power such as physical strength, knowledge of embarrassing information, or popularity to control or harm others
  • Repetition: Bullying behaviors happen, or have the potential to happen more than once.
  • Directions: Determine if each situation is bullying. Tell why or why not.

    1. Silas tells PJ his shirt is out of style. Is this bullying? Yes or No? Why?

    2. Donny found out about a very embarrassing situation involving Tori. He begins laughing and making fun of her every day at lunch. He quickly gets the entire basketball team to do the same. Is this bullying? Yes or No? Why?

    3. Beth trips and falls at lunch. PJ begins laughing at her. PJ is very popular and encourages everyone to begin making fun of Beth each day when she walks into the cafeteria. Is this bullying? Yes or No? Why?

    4. Mr. B missed a basket while playing ball at the gym. Officer Dave tells him he needs to get glasses. Is this bullying? Yes or No? Why?

    Student Activity Sheet B

    There are four types of bullying:

  • Verbal bullying is writing or saying mean things including: teasing, taunting, threatening harm, or name-calling.
  • Social bullying involves hurting someone’s reputation or relationships, and includes; telling others not to be friends with an individual, leaving someone out on purpose, embarrassing an individual, and/or spreading rumors about someone.
  • Physical bullying involves hurting a person’s body or possessions by; hitting, kicking, pinching, spitting, tripping, pushing, taking or destroying others’ possessions.
  • Cyberbullying involves using technology to say things that might not be said in person. The bully may send inappropriate texts, insults, post on social media harmful personal information, pictures or videos to hurt or embarrass someone.
  • Directions: Think about the four types of bullying. Which do you think is most harmful? Why?

    Student Activity Sheet C

    Bullying can have many harmful effects on the individual being bullied. The individual may begin to feel stressed, depressed or anxious. They may develope thoughts of suicide or hurting themselves. They may also begin to have trouble with schoolwork or problems with mood, energy level, sleep, and appetite.

    If you or someone you know is being bullied you can:

  • Talk with a trusted adult. Adults in authority can often deal with bullying without the bully knowing how they found out about it.
  • Ignore the bully. Bullies like getting a reaction. By ignoring them you are telling them you don’t care.
  • Don’t get physical. Work out your anger in other ways such as exercising, talking to friends, or the use of coping strategies.
  • Practice confidence. Use body language that sends a message that you are not vulnerable.
  • Stand up for others being bullied. Help the victim feel supported and seek help.
  • Directions: How would you respond to the following bullying situations?

    1. Donny has glasses. Everyday on the bus PJ and his group of friends begin calling Donny “Four Eyes” and trying to take Donny’s glasses.

    2. Tori saw you at the park by yourself. She takes a video and begins sending it to all her friends and posting it on social media, making fun of you saying you have no Friends. She also insults the way you dress.

    Student Lesson Review Sheet

    Directions: Answer the questions.

    1. What are the four types of bullying?

    2. Which type of bullying do you feel happens most often? Why?