Audience: Years 4-6
Submitted by: Sheree Payne
Students brainstorm ideas on bullying, then watch a video on a child being bullied.
Teaching and learning ideas:
NOTE: Yo may like to use the SMART Notebook provided at the bottom of this post.
• Write the word “Bullying” on a large piece of paper. Discuss what the students believe bullying is and what they see as actions of bullying.
• Why do you think people bully?
• Who is involved in bullying? Victim, bully and bystanders.
• How do all the people involved feel?
• Watch bullying video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCPKMWyF1Lo)
• Did you find this example confronting? How did it make you feel? What did you notice? Have you changed any of your thoughts? Refer back to brainstorming.
• Why do some people laugh? Can you imagine what it feels like? What can we do to help? How can we, as a group, stop this from happening to others? Brainstorm some ideas of some things we could say or do to either help a victim or when we are the victim.
• Why don’t people speak up? How can we safely stand up for others? What sort of things could we do as bystanders?
• How can we challenge the typical stereotypical bully? How can we change our thoughts on being a bystander?
• Why is it important we stand together? Standing together does what for us as individuals? Why do other students need us to speak up for them? Watch video of How bullying can make you feel.
• Have you changed your thinking on anything we have discussed? Why or why not?
• Is there anything we have discussed today that is new to you?
• If you were to witness a bully situation on the bus this afternoon, what would you do?