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Take A Stand Prevention of Bullying – Ages 5-6, Day 3

Take A Stand: Prevention of Bullying

5-6 YEAR OLDS – Instructional Guide Day 3

By Sherryll Kraizer, Ph.D.

 

Objectives

  • To role-play intervention and being advocates when they observe bullying.
  • To recognize bullying behaviors in themselves
  • To act after they have been a bully to clean it up.

 

Teacher-Directed Discussion and Role-play

 

Being an Advocate

Who knows what an Advocate is?

When you stand up for someone else you are being an ADVOCATE.  Being an advocate is:

  • being a friend,
  • being a good leader,
  • helping our school be a place where people are treated with respect and kindness.

 

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

Bully: “You’re so stupid, you’ll never get to second grade.”

Target:  Pretend you don’t really know what to do.

Advocate: Walk up to the bully, look her in the eye, stand up tall and say clearly and firmly:   “Don’t do that, that’s not nice.”  Then take your friend’s hand and walk away. 

How do you think your friend feels if you are an advocate?      

 

Group Bullying

Does bullying ever happen in groups? List them.

Group Bullying:

  • Teasing
  • Making fun of someone
  • Not letting someone play with the group

 

RP: Now I need five people.  (3 friends, 1 excluded child, 1 advocate)

Three children are telling the fourth child she can’t play with them. 

Excluded child: What could you say?

     Possible responses:

  • “That hurt my feelings.”
  • “That isn’t a very nice thing to say.”
  • “Okay, maybe next time.”

Advocate:  You know this is wrong and makes the excluded kid feel bad.  What could you do?

Possible responses:

  • “That’s not very nice, let’s invite her to play.”
  • “I think we hurt her feelings.  I’m going to play with her.”

 

RP: Now I need five more people.  (3 friends, 1 excluded child, 1 advocate)

Three children are picking on a fourth child, poking and pushing him.  

Teased child: What could you say or do?

Possible responses:

  •  Walk away and join another group
  •  Get away and tell
  •   “I’m going to tell if you do that again.”

Advocate:  You know this is wrong. What could you do?

Possible responses:

  •  “Picking on other people isn’t nice.” Leave with bullied child
  • “I don’t want to play with kids who are mean.” Leave with child.

 

Discussion

How does it feel to be left out, to be excluded? 

How does it make you feel when you see someone else being excluded?

How does it make you feel to stand up for what you know is right, to be an advocate for someone else?

 

Activity

Draw a picture showing three different bullying situations.

 

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.