This is a poster that teaches the three components of a bullying behavior that defines it as being bullying rather than conflict. Those three components are being done on purpose, being done repeatedly, and an imbalance of power. I have found that students are able to identify the first two components, but they struggle with the imbalance of power. By substituting that it makes one feel sad or afraid rather than angry, it is easier for students to figure out if it is conflict or bullying. This poster can be printed and used in the classroom setting, lunchroom, hallway, or even buses! Just think how much time this will save you if the kids can resolve their own conflicts instead of reporting them as bullying incidents!!
I use hand gestures to help them remember the three components. The hands stand for the gesture of pushing.
The "recycle" stands for moving your hands around each other.
The finger on chin stands for feeling sad or afraid.
I teach this over and over in my bullying prevention guidance lessons so that every student in the school can remember the three parts required to be a bullying behavior. Kindergarteners are able to do it and remember it. It works!!