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Anti-Bullying Assembly Ideas

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

Bullying is a pervasive problem in schools around the world. Its effects can be devastating for students and the school as a whole. These assembly ideas are geared toward raising awareness and preventing bullying.

Anti-Bullying Assembly Ideas

Assemblies gather students and faculty together to share information and to address important issues. Bullying is a topic worthy of such attention. These anti-bullying assembly ideas are designed to engage students and faculty in meaningful ways to prevent bullying.

Anti-Bullying Movie Day

Movies and documentaries are great educational tools. This assembly idea brings students together to view a film that deals with the topic of bullying.

Materials

  • Projection equipment
  • Appropriately licensed film for group viewing (some ideas include Mean Girls, Easy A, Bully, and so on).

Instructions

  1. Begin by explaining the reason for the assembly.
  2. Provide a brief introduction for the film before playing it.
  3. Have a question and answer session upon completion of the film to raise awareness about key points and clarify important concepts.

Bullied Guest Speakers Assembly

Many students may be apprehensive when it comes to speaking about their experiences with bullying. This assembly brings in speakers who were victimized by bullying to share their stories.

Materials

  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • Projector (optional)

Instructions

  1. Instruct the audience of the delicate nature of the topic and ask for their maturity and attention during the presentation.
  2. Introduce the speaker/s.
  3. Allow the speaker/s to tell their story to the students and faculty.
  4. Give adequate time after the presentations for students to ask questions and/or make comments.

Parents of Bullying Victims Assembly

Parents frequently deal with the emotional and even physical marks that bullying leaves on their children. This assembly idea gives them a chance to share their perspective with students and faculty.

Materials

  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • Projector (optional)

Instructions

  1. Introduce the speaker/s and explain why they have been selected to speak to the group today.
  2. Allow them to tell their stories of the bullying of their children.
  3. Finish the assembly with an open forum for sharing takeaways and plans for prevention.

Former Bully Speaker Assembly

Bullying happens for many reasons. This assembly idea gives former bullies a chance to explain why they chose to bully others.

Materials

  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • Projector (optional)

Instructions

  1. Begin by asking the group for their attention and consideration in the discussion of a hot topic.
  2. Now introduce the speaker/s and explain why they are here to tell their side of the story.
  3. Give each speaker adequate time to share their experiences with the students and faculty.
  4. Finish by reviewing the ideas discussed as an effort toward spotting risk factors and preventing bullying in the future.

Role-Play Bullying Skits Assembly

Sometimes students learn best when given the chance to try out different scenarios. This anti-bullying assembly does just that.

Materials

  • Assorted skits demonstrating bullying scenarios and anti-bullying scenarios

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