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Bullying Prevention 101. A free comprehensive classroom resource designed to engage and educate students on how to prevent bullying and promote kindness.
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Overview

PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center has come together with Planet Fitness’ Judgement Free Generation® to help schools build environments defined by kindness, acceptance and inclusion.

Through the partnership, we are thrilled to present this free-to-download educational resource – Bullying Prevention 101. The resources are designed to equip teachers, counselors, and other educators with tools to empower students to prevent bullying and promote kindness.

The material in this guide is available for elementary, middle and high school students and can be adapted to fit different educators’ needs, with free-to-download options including:

  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Handouts for students
  • Interactive polls and quizzes
  • Videos with discussion questions
  • Fun group activities

These resources are intended to be a one-stop shop for classrooms or student groups that may be struggling with bullying behavior as well as for those hoping to get ahead of these issues before they start.

Content in Bullying Prevention 101

Elementary School and Middle and High School tabs each contain three sections:

  1. Things You Should Know About Bullying: A guide to the basics of bullying, what it is and isn’t, and the roles students have in bullying situations
  2. Advocacy and Self-Advocacy: What is it and what does it have to do with bullying prevention?
  3. Creating a Judgement Free Generation: Advocacy and self-advocacy in action: Bringing kindness, acceptance, and inclusion into school and community each day.

Additional resources include:

Activities Tab
Provides ideas for student participation and engagement for the classroom and beyond.

Appendix Tab
Contains additional resources for parents, kids and teens.

Benefits of Bullying Prevention 101

Comprehensive!
It starts with education, providing the necessary information for students to understand the topic. The learnings in the first three sections build upon each other, expanding on knowledge gained in previous sections. These educational sections are supplemented with an opportunity for dialogue and interaction. The activities tab allows students to take action in the classroom and community to create sustained change.

Flexible for presenters!
Presenters can deliver content at their own pace. Materials are designed so that each section builds on the previous. It can be delivered all in one sitting or broken into shorter lessons over several weeks. Presenters can share all sections with their students or focus in on the content relevant to their audience.

Interactive!
There are many opportunities to engage students including taking polls, providing opinions, viewing videos, engaging in classroom discussion, and reviewing handouts.

Empowering!
Students will be provided with not only a deeper understanding of the dynamics of bullying, but also will be given tangible ideas about what they can do in bullying situations, understand that their actions matter, and be more confident in how to address bullying when they see it.

Elementary School

Age-appropriate resources for early learners to engage them to build their understanding and skills on preventing bullying and promoting kindness

1. Things You Should Know About Bullying

A guide to the basics of bullying, what it is and isn’t, and the roles students have in bullying situations

Classroom Guidebook A resource guide for the educators

PowerPoint referenced in the guidebook, visual aid for the classroom

Handouts referenced in the guidebook. Permission to print multiple copies.

2. Advocacy and Self-advocacy

What is it and what does it have to do with bullying prevention?

Classroom Guidebook A resource guide for educators

PowerPoint referenced in the guidebook, visual aid for the classroom

Handout referenced in the guidebook. Permission to print multiple copies.

3. Creating a Judgement Free Generation

Advocacy and self-advocacy in action: Bringing kindness, acceptance, and inclusion into your school and community each day

Classroom Guidebook A resource guide for educators

PowerPoint referenced in the guidebook, visual aid for the classroom

Handout referenced in the guidebook. Permission to print multiple copies.

Video Links

(also linked within the Guide and PowerPoint file)

Section 1: Things You Should Know About Bullying

Slide 6: Does cyberbullying only start at age 13?
PACER’s NBPC Website: http://www.pacer.org/bullying/video/player.asp?video=112
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgHP9uGdxjw

Slide 8: Bullying and Conflict, What’s the Difference?
PACER’s NBPC Website: http://www.pacer.org/bullying/video/player.asp?video=104
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMmL1Mo2SNI

Section 2: Advocacy and Self-advocacy

Slide 4: Advocacy and Self-advocacy
PACER’s NBPC Website: http://www.pacer.org/bullying/video/player.asp?video=118
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjK-L2NzD7g

Section 3: Creating a Judgement Free Generation

Slide 3: What Should You Do? Peer Advocacy
PACER’s NBPC Website: http://www.pacer.org/bullying/video/player.asp?video=120
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wj4BOmx7uAI

Slide 4: What Should You Do? Ways to Be There
PACER’s NBPC Website: http://www.pacer.org/bullying/video/player.asp?video=115
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVbBDfJgbc4

Slide 5: What Should You Do? Inclusion!
PACER’s NBPC Website: http://www.pacer.org/bullying/video/player.asp?video=126
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogS7F_Us1eg

Middle and High School

Age-appropriate resources for youth and teens to engage them to build their understanding and skills on how to prevent bullying and promote kindness, acceptance, and inclusion

1. Definition and Roles

A guide to the basics of bullying, what it is and isn’t, and the roles students have in bullying situations

Classroom Guidebook A resource guide for educators

PowerPoint referenced in the guidebook, visual aid for the classroom

Handouts referenced in the guidebook. Permission to print multiple copies.

2. Advocacy and Self-advocacy

What is it and what does it have to do with bullying prevention?

Classroom Guidebook A resource guide for educators

PowerPoint referenced in the guidebook, visual aid for the classroom

3. Creating a Judgement Free Generation

Advocacy and self advocacy in action: Bringing kindness, acceptance, and inclusion into your school and community each day

Classroom Guidebook A resource guide for educators

PowerPoint referenced in the guidebook, visual aid for the classroom

Handout referenced in the guidebook. Permission to print multiple copies.

Video Links

(also linked within the Guide and PowerPoint file)

Section 1: Definition & Roles

Slide 7: Conflict vs. Bullying: What’s the difference?
PACER’s NBPC Website: www.pacer.org/bullying/video/player.asp?video=104
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMmL1Mo2SNI

Section 2: Advocacy and Self-advocacy

Slide 4: Advocacy and Self-Advocacy
PACER’s NBPC Website: http://www.pacer.org/bullying/video/player.asp?video=118
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjK-L2NzD7g

Section 3: Creating a Judgement Free Generation

Slide 3: What’s Inclusion, and Why Does It Matter?
PACER’s NBPC Website: http://www.pacer.org/bullying/video/player.asp?video=122
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDGImtgulh0

Slide 4: What Should You Do? Peer Advocacy
PACER’s NBPC Website: http://www.pacer.org/bullying/video/player.asp?video=120
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wj4BOmx7uAI

Slide 5: What Should You Do? Ways To Be There
PACER’s NBPC Website: http://www.pacer.org/bullying/video/player.asp?video=115
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVbBDfJgbc4

Activities

Creative ideas designed to engage students through conversation, activities, art and music to build their understanding of how to handle bullying situations

Intentional Acts of Kindness, Acceptance and Inclusion
Provide students with ideas for doing positive, intentional acts for peers and others.

Every Step You Take
Create a visual which will help students to recognize the impact of their collective actions.

Take the Pledge (Elementary School Students)
Encourage students to make a commitment to take action to prevent bullying.

Kindness Coupons and Awards
Recognize students who act as role models for others by going above and beyond to demonstrate kindness, acceptance and inclusion.

Appendix

Parents Tip Guide
Ideas for parents to talk with their children about bullying.

Website for Kids
PACERKidsAgainstBullying is a creative, innovative and educational website designed for elementary school students to learn about bullying prevention, engage in activities and be inspired to take action.

Website for Teens
PACERTeensAgainstBullying is created by and for teens, this is the place where middle and high school students can find ways to address bullying, take action, be heard, and own an important social cause.

This guide brought to you in partnership with Planet Fitness’ Judgement Free Generation®

The Judgement Free Generation® is Planet Fitness’s philanthropic initiative designed to combat the judgement and bullying faced by today’s youth by creating a culture of kindness and encouragement. Our mission is to empower a generation to grow up contributing to a more judgement free planet– a place where everyone feels accepted and like they belong.