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Take A Stand Prevention of Bullying – Ages 5-6, Day 2

Take A Stand: Prevention of Bullying

5-6 YEAR OLDS – Instructional Guide, Day 2

By Sherryll Kraizer, Ph.D.

 

Objectives

  • To discuss what they observed about bullying at home and at school
  • To introduce and role-play ways of handling being bullied

 

Teacher-Directed Discussion and Role-play

Who can tell me about bullying that you saw happening at school, at home or on television?  Remember no names.

Have any of you had a bullying situation since our last class that you handled well? Discussion.

What happened?  How did you feel?  Discussion.

Let’s talk about some other ways to respond to bullies.  

Ways to respond to bullies
                    “Don’t do that.”
                    “I’m going to tell if you do that again.”
                    “That really hurts my feelings.”
                    “That’s not a very nice thing to say.”
                    “That’s mean.”
                    “Give that back or I’ll tell the teacher.”
                    Tell someone
                    Stay away from bullies
                    Make a joke – “Whatever”  “No kidding”  “So what”
                    Go play with another group of kids

 

RP: I need two people to help me.  (1 bully, 1 target)

Bully: Take his coat and throw it on the ground

Target:  What are your choices? 

Bully says: “Go ahead and tell, I don’t care.”

Target says:  What are you going to do now?        

                              Desired response: Tell anyway.

 

RP: Some bullying hurts your feelings.  I need two more people to help me with this one.

First child:  I want you to say,  “You’re dumb, you don’t know how to do anything!”

Second child:  I want you to look right at the person, use a strong voice and say, “That’s not a very nice thing to say,” then walk away.

How did that feel? 

Now reverse roles.  This time try saying, “That’s mean!” and walk away. 

How did it feel to be playing the other person this time? 

 

RP: I need two more people to help me.

First child:  I want you to say, “You can’t be on our team.”

Second child:  I want you to look right at the person, use a strong voice and say, “Okay, maybe next time,” then walk away.

 How did that feel? 

 Now reverse roles.  This time try saying, “That’s not very nice.” 

How did it feel to be playing the other person this time?

 

RP: Now who wants to come up and role-play?  I need two people.

 First child:  Take this box of blocks away from the other person. 

Second child say, “We could build something together.”

Would that work?

First child says, “I don’t want to play with you.”

Second child says, “Give the blocks back or I’ll tell the teacher.”

 First child says, “Go ahead and tell, I don’t care.”

Now what would you do?

Now you need to get an adult to help. 

 

RP: Who has an example of a situation you have been in that we can role-play?

           Act out one or two situations suggested by the children as time allows.

 

Discussion:

How many of you can think of a time when you were a bully, or made someone feel bad with your words?

Discuss specific instances including feelings of bully and bullied.

Did anyone tell you your behavior wasn’t nice?

How did that make you feel?

Did you apologize or do something else to make the other person feel better?

How did that make you feel?

I’d like you to pay attention to how you treat other people and practice making up after you’ve hurt someone else.

 

Activity

Think of one person in this room you want to apologize to for something you did.  Take three minutes to let people walk around and apologize for past behaviors.

 

Day 3 – Learning to be an advocate

Day 4 – Prevention of abuse

Day 5 – Asking for help when you need it

© 2016 Sherryll Kraizer, Ph.D. Used with Permission

 

 

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Author Dr. Sherryll Kraizer has a Ph.D. in education with a specialization in youth at risk.