What is Bullying? Differences Between Teasing and Bullying

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This product gives you the freedom to pick and choose from a variety of tools to teach students exactly what bullying really means and how to tell the difference between teasing vs. bullying.

This super pack has everything you need to teach individuals, small groups or classroom guidance lessons on what bullying truly means. The activities allow students to see the difference between a true case of bullying and a person who just wasn’t very nice or who meant to be teasing.

My students throw the word bully around loosely these days. Multiple times a day I have students tell me someone is bullying them, only to find out that someone was teasing them on the playground or in class. We have to educate our students, and their (rightfully) angry parents, what bullying really means and what it entails.

We have to teach students the difference between someone being a bully and someone being mean.

This Super Pack is sure to make the message clear.

Included in this download (color copies and and black and white copies provided):

•What is Bullying? Poster Set Featuring Boys (7 pages)

•What is Bullying? Poster Set Featuring Girls (7 pages)

•Workbook Featuring Boys (7 pages)

•Workbook Featuring Girls (7 pages)

•Seven Types of Bullying Poster Set (Blue Border)

•Seven Types of Bullying Poster Set (Red Border)

•Seven Types of Bullying Cootie Catcher

•Seven Types of Bullying Cube

•45 “Does this fit the criteria for Bullying” Situation Cards

•Pledge Cards

•Various Bookmarks

•Various “Bully Safe Classroom” Tags

So many possibilities!!!!!

Here’s how I use the Super Pack:

I print and laminate all materials, except for the worksheets. I use double sided printing and then staple the pages together to create individual workbooks.

With individuals I utilize the posters and workbook. We review the posters, allowing the student to gain an understanding of what bullying truly means. I then have them complete the workbook. I let the student chose which workbook they want to use (there are two designs with identical content).

There are two classroom guidance lessons that I like to conduct using the tools in this Super Pack. Please keep in mind that lesson plans are not included in the download.

Lesson One:

I like to display and explain the “What is Bullying” Posters. Once students obtain an understanding of the criteria of bullying, I have them read and discuss the situation cards.

Place situation cards; face down, in a pile. One at a time, students come up, pick a card, read the statement out loud, and answer the question. Discuss answers with the class and kindly help and guide students who are struggling. This activity makes for great conversation and many learning moments. It provides a safe place to explore different scenarios and ask questions.

When my time is up, I leave each student with a bookmark and hang a “Bully Safe Classroom” Tag outside the classroom door (if the teacher approves).

Lesson Two:

I try to come back after a few weeks and display and explain the “Seven Types of Bullying” Posters. After the students have an understanding, I have them play with the cootie catchers in groups of 2-4 for anywhere from 5-10 minutes, longer if they are really engaged. I make these ahead of time so I can utilize more time with the class.

After that activity is complete, I have each student roll the Bully Cube and describe the type of bullying they land upon. When I’m done, I leave each student with a bookmark and hang a “Bully Safe Classroom” Tag outside the classroom door if the original tag is not still there (if the teacher approves).

I love to do any combination of the above with small groups.

I have found this product extremely useful in explaining exactly what bullying is and what it isn’t. I hope you and your students do too.

Mrs. Bell

The Crafty Counselor


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