Five Practical Ways to Stop Bullying and Intolerance
1) Recognize and RespondBullying and intolerance manifest as verbal, written or physical acts that harm another person.
- Educate students, parents and staff about taking bullying seriously and how to recognize it. Make an action plan to respond swiftly to incidents and daily teasing.
- Identify and monitor places where most bullying happens (e.g., on the way to and from school, in the cafeteria, and on the school yard.)
2) Create DialogueCreate opportunities for open dialogue with youth about bullying and intolerance. Let students lead through peer-to-peer action.
- Provide opportunities for students to share their feelings, problems or ideas.
- Get students involved in organizing anti-bullying forums where they resolve problems.
3) Encourage Bystanders to Become "Upstanders"Upstanders are people who stand up for themselves and others.
- Model ways for young people to intervene and speak up. Practice with role-playing.
- Help youth develop effective phrases to reject negative comments or social media posts.
4) Foster Safety and InclusionFoster safe and welcoming environments that promote inclusion and acceptance, places where students feel everyone is respected and their identity is valued.
- Connect with young people and create the trust that will help them come forward if they are being bullied.
- Listen to them, pay attention and offer support when students are upset or sad.
5) Educate Your CommunityPartner with others to take joint action in educating students, teachers and parents about bullying in your school and community.
- Create a coalition of elected, school and civic community leaders to sign a school-wide pledge to say No Bullying: Not In Our School/Not In Our Town.
- Sponsor a "Not In Our Schools" Week with buttons, banners, slogans, t-shirts and school-wide activities.
Identify - Cope - Prevent. Bullying can lead to a significant degree of absenteeism and has the potential to develop into more serious problems such as sexual, physical and emotional abuse. This new and innovative series presents teachers with a conflict-resolution approach to identifying, coping with and preventing this inappropriate behavior using reproducible activities. 72 pages.
Also available Grades 3-4 and 5-6
An excellent new game designed to raise a child's awareness of bullying. Every incident card has been weighted based on the severity of the bullying so that children can see how harmful this behavior is. Children are encouraged to model good behavior on how to overcome bullying. Now, after a bullying incident, teachers can invite those involved to play the game together in an effort to understand what it is like to be bullied and how to prevent future incidences of bullying. 2-6 players.
Get students talking about bullies, and how to avoid and resolve conflict. Story web lets you develop scenarios and role-play positive outcomes. 4 pieces. Largest piece is 26" x 17-1/2".