2 [Insert School Name] Our school is safe and cares about you. We treat everyone with caring and respect.We are all here to help you.Bullying and harassment are not acceptable.
3 “Be Safe, Be Kind, Be Responsible” [Insert and review your school’s expectations or core ethical values][Review that following the school’s expectations/rules leads to positive acknowledgement & recognition and in appropriate behavior leads to consequences]
5 How do you feel? If . . .“He takes my crayons and never gives them back. He does that to me everyday. He said if I told anyone he is going to punch me out.”“You’re a whale. You’re a fatty and nobody likes you.”“Everytime I speak in class, the boys make fun of me at recess because I stutter”.“They always push me out of the lunch line, saying, “Move over Shorty, you belong in the back.”
6 What is Bullying?Bullying is when someone wants to makes you feel miserable or threatens you.Bullying makes people feel frightened or unhappy.
7 If you are bullied, you may get . . . Pinched, punched, hitTeased and called namesLeft out of a game on purpose
8 If you are the “Bully”, you may be . . . Saying mean things about another personPinching, punching, hitting another person to get somethingMaking rude gestures like sticking out your tongueWriting mean things about a person
11 Yes, Bullying Hurts Bullying is just not part of growing up Bullying can make you feel:Lonely, unhappy, and frightenedUnsafeThere is something wrong with me.Not want to go to school anymore
12 Bullying Sometimes easy to see Sometimes hard to see Both boys and girls bullyBoth boys and girls get bulliedBullying is not fair and it hurts
13 Why Do Some People Bully? They think it’s a way to be popularLook tough and take chargeDo it for attentionTo make people afraid of themMay be jealous of the person they are bullying
14 Why Do Some People Bully? May not understand how wrong their behavior is and how it makes the person being bullied feel.They may be being bullied themselves at home or outside of school.
15 If you get Bullied . . . Tell your parents or an adult in school Your teacher, school counselor, or principalTelling is not “tattling.”Don’t fight back. Don’t try to bully those who bully you.
16 If you see someone being bullied . . . Help the person by telling an adult you can trustListen to the person being bullied, so they know someone cares
17 Let’s Practice “Stop” Stop signal Hold the stop hand signal firmly out Give eye contact to the bullierUse a clear voice and say “Stop”If the problem continues then . . .
18 Let’s Practice “Walk” Walk Away If the problem continues then . . . Walk away from the situationBy walking away the bully doesn’t get what he or she wantsIf the problem continues then . . .
19 Let’s Practice “Talk” Talk: Report problem to an adult Talking is not “tattling”“Talking” is problem solving“Tattling” is when you don’t use “stop” and “walk away”“Tattling” is when you want to get the other person in trouble
20 Remember . . .Treat others the way you would like to be treated.Someone will always want to help.Someone will always care!
21 Webisodes Stop Bullying Now! http://stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov/kids/ US Department of Health and Human Services offers flash movies, games, and information about bullying and how to prevent it.