Ch 5: Anti-Bullying Lesson Plans & Resources

About This Chapter

If you're looking to learn more about bullying and ways in which you can teach your students about bullying and bullying prevention, you will benefit from the lessons contained in this chapter. Let professionals guide you through related terms, bullying statistics and suggested classroom discussions and activities to help you relate important information to your class.

Anti-Bullying Lesson Plans & Resources - Chapter Summary

What are different types of bullying? How should you discuss bullying with children? What are facts and statistics about school shootings? These are among the topics you'll find covered in the helpful lesson units and plans comprising this chapter. The following are subjects you will learn with this chapter:

  • Anti-bullying strategies and activities
  • What peer pressure is
  • How to discuss bullying in your class
  • Things to do if a child is being bullied
  • How to assist parents when their child is being bullied

Video and text lessons are fun and easy to follow and are useful in helping you develop lesson plans and class discussions focusing on various bullying and anti-bullying topics. Lessons are developed by educators and other professionals in the field. Ensure that you understand facts and statistics by taking self-assessment quizzes found at the end of those lessons.

How It Helps

  • Builds awareness - Helps you increase your knowledge of bullying facts that you can teach to your students.
  • Offers engaging activities: Enhances student learning through creative and interactive projects and assignments.
  • Defines important terms - Assists both teachers and students in understanding relevant terms and phrases regarding bullying and bullying prevention.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Talk to children about bullying and how to prevent it
  • Conduct classroom discussions about bullying
  • Relate facts and statistics about emotional bullying, bullying bystanders, gang prevention and school shootings
  • Direct students in the creation of anti-bullying campaigns, posters or other projects
  • Explain the history of anti-bullying efforts
  • Summarize the book The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander
  • Supply anti-bullying resources and support for parents
  • Explain peer pressure

42 Lessons in Chapter 5: Anti-Bullying Lesson Plans & Resources
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How to Talk to Children About Bullying

1. How to Talk to Children About Bullying

Bullying is becoming more prominent in both schools and society as a whole. As more attention is given to this problem, action plans aimed at communicating with children about bullying are constantly evolving. Use this lesson to create a plan for your students.

Bullying Survey Questions

2. Bullying Survey Questions

Teaching your students about bullying is important at any age. This lesson provides survey questions you can use to start a bullying unit, or for conversations, for all age groups.

Bullying Discussion Questions

3. Bullying Discussion Questions

Bullying is a serious issue both in schools. Facilitating open and honest discussions with students and helping them to learn ways to deal with the issue is imperative. This lesson contains discussion scenarios with multiple follow-up questions on the topic of bullying.

Anti-Bullying Lesson Plan

4. Anti-Bullying Lesson Plan

Use this lesson to teach your students about important anti-bullying concepts. Students start off reading a lesson that shows them how to identify bullies and what to do if someone is bullying them. Discussion questions, a quiz and reinforcement activity included.

Anti-Bullying Lesson for Kids

5. Anti-Bullying Lesson for Kids

No one wants to spend their time being around a bully! In this lesson, learn how to identify a bully, how to avoid being a bully, and what to do if you are bothered by a bully at school.

Bullying Bystanders: Facts & Statistics

6. Bullying Bystanders: Facts & Statistics

Children and students who witness bullying can have an effective and powerful part in stopping the bullying. They just need to be empowered with information. Learn the definition of bullying bystanders, as well as bullying bystander facts and statistics in this lesson.

Wonder Movie Discussion Questions

7. Wonder Movie Discussion Questions

'Wonder' is a 2017 movie by director Stephen Chbosky based on the best-selling novel by R.J. Palacio about a middle school boy who looks different from other students. This asset provides classroom discussion questions about this film.

Cyberbullying: Signs, Effects & Solutions

8. Cyberbullying: Signs, Effects & Solutions

Cyberbullying can have a seriously negative effect on children. Find out what cyberbullying is and signs to look out for that indicate your child is being cyberbullied, as well as some solutions you can employ.

The Consequences of Cyberbullying

9. The Consequences of Cyberbullying

In this lesson, we'll cover both the legal ramifications and the responsibility of teachers and staff when they receive reports of cyberbullying. We'll also look at the emotional and academic consequences for students.

History of Cyberbullying

10. History of Cyberbullying

This lesson goes over the history of cyberbullying, from its origins in traditional bullying to laws written since the beginning of cyberbullying to the advocacy groups that exist for victims.

History of the Anti-Bullying Movement

11. History of the Anti-Bullying Movement

In recent years, a harsh stance has been taken against bullying, as the effects of technological advances have made this problem even more challenging. This lesson discusses the history of the anti-bullying movement.

Emotional Bullying: Definition, Facts & Examples

12. Emotional Bullying: Definition, Facts & Examples

This lesson discusses how emotional bullying (using words to mock, shock, tease, or ostracize another person) is as bad as or worse than physical bullying. How to recognize and stop emotional bullying are also discussed.

Bullying & School Shootings: Statistics & Facts

13. Bullying & School Shootings: Statistics & Facts

Acts of bullying can potentially lead to devastating and, at times, fatal consequences. This lesson will examine how bullying relates to school shootings by providing relevant statistics, facts, and information.

Gang Prevention in Schools: Strategies & Services

14. Gang Prevention in Schools: Strategies & Services

This lesson will review gang prevention strategies and services that can be implemented by school systems to mitigate and discourage gang formation. Statistics and the reasons why people join gangs will also be discussed.

The Wave by Todd Strasser Lesson Plan

15. The Wave by Todd Strasser Lesson Plan

Increase student understanding of the story 'The Wave' by Todd Strasser. Students will read a text lesson that summarizes the story and aides in analyzing characters, discussing content and applying concepts through hands-on methods. Finish with a culminating activity and quiz.

The Wave: Summary & Characters

16. The Wave: Summary & Characters

The Wave is a story about a teacher who tries to teach students about the Nazi party, by creating his own cult-like group, to provide an example of how easy it is to fall into terrible ideals. The lesson focuses on the novel's summary and characters.

The Wave by Todd Strasser Discussion Questions

17. The Wave by Todd Strasser Discussion Questions

'The Wave' by Todd Strasser is a fiction novel that is based on the true story of a high school experiment to help students understand the Holocaust. This asset contains classroom discussion questions about this novel.

Peer Pressure Lesson Plan

18. Peer Pressure Lesson Plan

Teach students what peer pressure is and the types they may experience with this lesson plan. After watching or reading the lesson, students will share experiences and apply concepts to an activity.

What is Peer Pressure? - Definition & Explanation

19. What is Peer Pressure? - Definition & Explanation

Peer pressure occurs when people feel compelled to do things that they normally would not do because of the influence their social circle. Learn the definition and types of peer pressure, and see the explanation of who can experience it.

What to Do If a Child Is Being Bullied

20. What to Do If a Child Is Being Bullied

We all want to provide a safe environment for the children who are under our care, but what do we do if bullying is happening? In this lesson, you'll learn how to identify the different types of bullying and what steps to take when it occurs.

Bullying Resources for Parents

21. Bullying Resources for Parents

Parents play a vital role in stopping bullying, which affects one in four children and often leads to emotional, academic, and health problems. Read on to learn about resources designed to help parents teach their children about bullying, identify when a child is being bullied, and address a bullying situation.

The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander: Book Summary

22. The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander: Book Summary

This lesson presents a summary of Barbara Coloroso's nonfiction book, 'The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander' which teaches parents ways to stop the cycle of violence and bullying among adolescents.

Positive Peer Pressure: Definition, Facts & Examples

23. Positive Peer Pressure: Definition, Facts & Examples

This lesson looks at how individuals can be positively influenced by peers. Positive peer pressure is defined as it relates to different outcomes, facts regarding how well positive peer pressure works are discussed, and several examples are detailed.

How Does Bullying Affect Parents?

24. How Does Bullying Affect Parents?

In this lesson, discover the different types of bullying as well as the physical and emotional effects of bullying on children. Also understand different effects that parents or guardians may experience when encountering this difficult phenomenon within the family unit, as well as some ways to cope.

The Porcupine Dilemma & Bullying in Schools

25. The Porcupine Dilemma & Bullying in Schools

In this lesson, we will discuss Schopenhauer's Porcupine Dilemma parable and explore ways this story relates to bullying in schools. We will also look at how school staff can understand this metaphor to improve social interactions among students.

Preventing Peer Pressure

26. Preventing Peer Pressure

In this lesson, learn what peer pressure is and how it is linked through acts of bullying. Afterwards, identify prevention measures and other tactics that can help decrease this adolescent-based phenomenon.

Teaching Kids About Peer Pressure

27. Teaching Kids About Peer Pressure

Educating young people about peer pressure without glamorizing risk-taking behaviors can be a challenge. In this lesson, we will explore how educators can incorporate peer pressure awareness into their curriculum.

Books About Peer Pressure

28. Books About Peer Pressure

Peer pressure affects everyone; however, teens are more severely affected due to their age and need to fit in. This lesson provides a list of a variety of books for different age ranges, and how to use them to teach students about peer pressure.

Books About School Violence

29. Books About School Violence

School violence can take on many different faces, from bullying to school shootings. This lesson provides books on a variety of school violence to educate teens and create talking points for class.

The Bully by Paul Langan: Summary & Characters

30. The Bully by Paul Langan: Summary & Characters

Paul Langan's book 'The Bully' is about a boy who gets picked on in his school and in his neighborhood. In this lesson, you will learn about this story, its characters, and what it can teach us about standing up to bullies.

Bystander Novel Lesson Plan

31. Bystander Novel Lesson Plan

Did your students grasp all the key concepts present in James Preller's book 'Bystander?' This lesson plan uses an informative text lesson to ensure comprehension. A group activity measures understanding.

Bystander: Book Summary & Characters

32. Bystander: Book Summary & Characters

In this lesson, we will learn about the story and characters in James Preller's 'Bystander,' a novel about bullying in middle school. We will explore the novel's plot and then get to know its four main characters: Eric, Griffin, David, and Mary.

Don't Feed the Bully Summary

33. Don't Feed the Bully Summary

William B. Travis elementary school seems to have solved its bully problem, but things aren't always what they seem. Is the bully problem really solved? Who is the real bully here? Find out in this summary of Brad Tassell's 'Don't Feed the Bully'.

Bully Bystander Activities

34. Bully Bystander Activities

Part of learning about bullying is learning what to do when you witness it. This lesson will help students understand what it is to be a bystander and practice standing up against bullying.

Rumors & Gossip Lesson Plan

35. Rumors & Gossip Lesson Plan

Rumors and gossip are all too common on campuses. Use this lesson plan to help you teach students about rumors and gossip using an activity that helps them identify examples of both.

Discrimination Lesson Plan for Elementary School

36. Discrimination Lesson Plan for Elementary School

In this lesson plan, students will discuss the issue of discrimination. After a deep analysis of an informational text, they will apply their knowledge to a writing prompt. The lesson plan ends with students coming up with solutions that they can execute in their own lives.

Discrimination: Lesson for Kids

37. Discrimination: Lesson for Kids

Have you, or someone you know, ever been treated differently or badly because of their skin color or religion? This is called discrimination and we're going to talk about why it happens and what you can do about it.

Stereotypes Lesson Plan for Elementary School

38. Stereotypes Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Teach your students what stereotypes are with this lesson plan. Students will read a text lesson that explains the topic, then get moving with activities to make learning last.

Bias Lesson Plan for Elementary School

39. Bias Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Help students understand and become more aware of the sensitive subject of bias with some guidance from this lesson plan. After reading a text lesson on bias students will examine, discuss, and challenge biases through active learning.

Bias Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

40. Bias Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

Humans tend to assign certain qualities to other people, sometimes positive and sometimes negative. This is known as bias, and it can affect everything from our relations to our work to our lives. Learn about bias and its sources in this lesson.

Prejudice, Discrimination & Stereotypes Lesson Plan

41. Prejudice, Discrimination & Stereotypes Lesson Plan

This lesson plan is a tool for helping students learn about prejudice, discrimination, and stereotypes. Students will watch a video and answer questions. Then, they will participate in a role-playing activity.

Bullying Unit Plan

42. Bullying Unit Plan

Bullying is undeniably one of the biggest problems in schools today. Use the lesson plans in this unit to focus students on understanding bullying and equip them to carry their knowledge beyond the classroom with activities, role plays, and projects.

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