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Bullying Essay Topics

Instructor: Tara Schofield

Tara has a PhD in Marketing & Management

Bullying is a hurtful and destructive behavior that is growing in frequency in our schools. Educating students to recognize bullying and knowing how to stand up to bullies is critical to protecting them. Use the questions below to encourage students to understand bullying and be more powerful against it.

Helping Students Understand Bullying

With the increased awareness and heightened concern about bullying, it is vital to support students in understanding what bullying is, how it happens, and what to watch for when they suspect they, or another student, is being bullying. Use the questions below to generate essay topics for your students based on their age range.

Younger Students

  • What does it mean when someone is mean to you or one of your classmates? What are some examples of bullying?
  • What would you do if one of your friends or classmates were being hurt or teased by another student? How would you feel?
  • What is the difference between teasing and bullying? Give an example of teasing and how that makes the other person feel. Give an example of bullying and how that makes the other person feel.
  • Have you ever talked to your parents or teacher when you feel sad? If so, how does it help? If someone made you feel sad, embarrassed, or hurt your feelings, whom can you tell? How can you get help?

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