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Take A Stand Prevention of Bullying – Ages 5-6, Day 4

Take A Stand: Prevention of Bullying

5 – 6 YEAR OLDS – Instructional Guide Day 4

By Sherryll Kraizer, Ph.D.

 

Objectives

  • To acknowledge that adults have problems.
  • To acknowledge that they sometimes take their problems out on their children
  • To introduce the concept of hitting which is excessive
  • To introduce the concept of words that hurt

 

Teacher-Directed Discussion and Role-play

How many of you have recognized times that you were being a bully, or being unkind to someone or making someone else feel bad?

How did you feel when you realized you were doing that?

Did you go back and apologize or do anything to make up for your behavior?

How did you feel after that?

How do you think the other person felt?

How many of you have been advocates for yourselves when someone was bullying you?

How did that feel?

Did it work? 

Did the bullying stop?

 

How many of you have been advocates for someone else?

How did that feel?

Did it work? 

Did the bullying stop?


Adult Bullies

Are adults ever bullies? Discussion without names.

How many of you think grown-ups have any problems?

Most kids know their parents have problems and have no reluctance about saying so.

 

Emotional bullying

Do grown-ups ever treat you differently because of their problems?

Sure they do.  Everyone gets cranky sometimes; everyone gets frustrated sometimes.

But just because an adult gets upset and says things that aren’t very nice, that doesn’t make what they say true. 

 

RP: I need someone to help me. Teacher will play role of adult is all these examples.

If I say to you, “You’re an idiot.” Does that hurt? 

 Is it true just because I say it?  Of course not.

 

This time, I want you to practice saying “That’s not true about me” inside your head when I say something that isn’t very nice. 

“You’re an idiot.” Did you remember to say “That’s not true about me?” How did it  feel? 

 

RP: What if an adult says to you, “You can’t get anything right.”

Does that hurt?

How do you handle it?

 

RP: What if an adult says, “You’re a very bad girl.”

Does that hurt?

How do you handle it?  What could you say to yourself?

 

Discussion

If someone hurts you with his or her words, and it happens to you a lot, you should tell someone about that. 

Grown-ups sometimes need help with handling their problems just as kids do. 

You might need to be the person to ask for that help. 

Who would you tell?

 

Physical bullying

What if someone injures your body, like hitting you too hard, because they say you were bad?

 Is that all right?

 Would you tell someone?

What if someone spanks you so hard it leaves bruises and marks that are there the next day. 

Do you think that would be too much? 

 

It’s not all right for kids to be punished in a way that leaves bruises or marks that are there the next day.

If that happened to you, who would you tell?

 

Next time we’re going to talk about how to tell so you really get help when you need it.

 

ACTIVITY

Make a list (and draw pictures) of all the people you could talk to is you had a difficult problem.

 

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.