Do your students tend to think every conflict is bullying? Do they often mistake someone being mean for bullying? The first PowerPoint in this bundle helps teach students the difference between normal conflict and actual bullying. The second PowerPoint teaches students what they can do to prevent bullying.
This bundle includes:
Bullying Vs. Conflict PowerPoint
Preventing Bullying PowerPoint
The definition I've chosen for bullying in these PowerPoints is:
Someone purposely hurts someone else, over and over, and the person being bullied feels powerless, like there's nothing they can do to stop it.
Overview of "What is Bullying?" PowerPoint:
•Begins by explaining that not all problems and conflicts are bullying.
•Students learn definition of bullying with visuals to explain what imbalance of power means.
•Explains different types of bullying: physical, social, verbal, and cyber.
•Gives examples of things that typically aren't bullying (arguments, unfair situations, mean moments)
•Ends with students using their knowledge to determine if certain situations are bullying or not.
Overview of "Preventing Bullying" PowerPoint:
•Begins by explaining how that the only way to stop bullying is if EVERYONE does their part
•Students learn the various roles they play in bullying (the person bullying, person being bullied, bystanders, and helpers)
•Students listen to a story and visualize how it would feel to be bullied.
•Advice is given for students who are bullied, students who see bullying, and students who bully others.
•Ends with students using their knowledge to determine if students in various stories are doing their part to stop bullying.
Includes Mac compatible version! (You will still need Microsoft PowerPoint).
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Note to Teachers:
I have used the word "they" as a gender neutral pronoun throughout the PowerPoints. It helps the lesson flow better than using "his or her", and seems to work for better for young children.
I have also purposely not given any suggestions
of what students who are bullied should do to stop bullying other than to inform an adult. While there are strategies that may work for children, it's highly individual and it can be risky to give the wrong strategy to a student. I have included suggestions in a note to the teacher so the teacher can use the strategies they think will work best with a particular student.