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Elementary School, Starting the Discussion

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A complete classroom tool kit for discussing bullying prevention. Features free downloads of daily activities, games and contests.

Monday ~ An Overview of Bullying Prevention
Tuesday ~ When You See Bullying, What Can You Do?
Wednesday ~ If You Are Being Bullied, What Can You Do?
Thursday ~ If You Are Bullying, What Can You Do?
Friday ~ Be a Kid Against Bullying

Monday ~ An Overview of Bullying Prevention

checkbox Introduce bullying prevention to students following the steps in the lesson plan that incorporates the PACERKidsAgainstBullying website.

checkbox Distribute bullying prevention bookmarks to each student.

checkbox Introduce the three "Stick Puppet Plays." Set up the stage, create scenery, download the Club Crew members, color or download a color version, attach to craft sticks, and assign roles.

checkbox Choose one or two of the Class Projects to do as a group.

checkbox Use the Bullying 101 Presentation to introduce young students to the basics of bullying prevention with familiar characters and student friendly language.

checkbox Students often have a lot of questions about bullying, and some may be reluctant to share them with parents or teachers. Ask Carmen provides a safe outlet for kids to ask questions that are answered by staff from PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.

checkbox It’s really important for kids to feel that their voice is being heard. Through the Share Your Opinion features, kids have the opportunity to share their experiences with bullying in a simple, safe, and fun way: What Is Bullying?

checkbox Give your students the chance to show off what they’ve learned through an interactive quiz: What Is Bullying?

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Tuesday ~ When You See Bullying, What Can You Do??

checkbox Ask students for their ideas on what they can do when they see bullying. Write down their ideas on 18x24 posters with the heading, "When You See Bullying, What Can You Do?" Display in the classroom.

checkbox Present the "Let Me Play" stick puppet play. Follow with post play activity and discussion.

checkbox Review the information in the If You See Bullying section of the PACERKidsAgainstBullying website.

checkbox Have students complete the Are You a Target? and Do You Bully? checklists. Ask them to complete both lists, explain that the more checks there are, the more likely it is that they are in a bullying situation.

checkbox Let your students’ voices be heard by inviting them to share their insight with other students: How Can You Help?

checkbox Even celebrities get bullied sometimes, and these Young Stars want to share their story with students to give them hope, encouragement, and inspiration.

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Wednesday ~ If You Are Being Bullied, What Can You Do?

checkbox Ask students for their ideas on what they can do when they see bullying. Write down their ideas on 18x24 posters, with the heading, "If You Are Being Bullied, What Can You Do?" Display in the classroom.

checkbox Present the "Scrabble®" stick puppet play. Follow with post play activity and discussion.

checkbox Review the information in the If You Are a Target section of the PACERKidsAgainstBullying website.

checkbox Download the image of Pip (Where's Pip?) and take pictures with Pip and students, which requires a camera OR students can draw a picture with Pip in it. Post the pictures in the classroom.

checkbox Let your students’ voices be heard by inviting them to share their insight with other students: Are You a Target?

checkbox Give your students the chance to show off what they’ve learned through an interactive quiz: Are You a Target?

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Thursday ~ If You Are Bullying, What Can You Do?

checkbox Ask students for their ideas on what they can do when they see bullying. Write down their ideas on 18x24 posters, with the heading, "If You Are Bullying, What Can You Do?" Display in the classroom.

checkbox Present the "Masks" stick puppet play. Follow with post play activity and discussion.

checkbox Review the information in the If You Are Bullying section of the PACERKidsAgainstBullying website.

checkbox Create bullying prevention posters. Display the posters in your classroom.

checkbox Let your students’ voices be heard by inviting them to share their insight with other students: Do You Bully?

checkbox Give your students the chance to show off what they’ve learned through an interactive quiz: Do You Bully?

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Friday ~ Be a Kid Against Bullying

checkbox Ask students for their ideas to prevent bullying in their school. What can students do, what can the teachers do, and other ideas. Write down their ideas on 18x24 posters, with the heading, “Be a Kid Against Bullying.” Display in the classroom.

checkbox Students can take the pledge to "Be A Kid Against Bullying"

As a Kid Against Bullying, I Pledge To:

Students taking the pledge receive the "official certificate." pdf icon

checkbox Download the images of the Club Crew; Brad, Carmen, Chandra, Jay, Matt, Mickey, Molly, Mrs. Bridge, Nick, Pip, Sally and Shannon. Ask the students to color their favorite character and write down something that they learned during bullying prevention week. Display the posters in the classroom.

checkbox Let your students’ voices be heard by inviting them to share their insight with other students: Join the Cause.

checkbox Give your students the chance to show off what they’ve learned through an interactive quiz: How Can You Help?

checkbox Students are in the best position to tell us how bullying effects them, what actions from adults are helpful, and what they’d like to see happen. You can give your students the opportunity to Share Their Story with other students who may be facing similar challenges. The most important thing for students who are being bullied to know is that they are not alone.