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Essential Question:
How can I be an upstander?






Tattling vs. Telling

Bullying- 2nd grade

Types of Bullying

There are three types of bullying:

  • Verbal bullying is saying or writing mean things. Verbal bullying includes:
    • Teasing
    • Name-calling
    • Inappropriate comments
    • Taunting
    • Threatening to cause harm
  • Social bullying is hurting people's relationships. Social bullying includes:
    • Leaving someone out on purpose
    • Telling other children not to be friends with someone
    • Spreading rumors about someone
    • Embarrassing someone in public
  • Physical bullying involves hurting a person’s body or possessions. Physical bullying includes:
    • Hitting/kicking/pinching
    • Spitting
    • Tripping/pushing
    • Taking or breaking someone’s things
    • Making mean or rude hand gestures

1. Interrupt
2. Speak Out
* What could this look like that we already do?
3. Be a Buddy
4. Tell Someone

Think, Turn, Tell

What is one way you can be an upstander?

Ticket out the door:
Tell me one way you can be an upstander to bullying.

4th Grade

Table One: What’s the difference between a bystander and an upstander?

Table two: What is the definition of bullying? What can bullying look like and sound like?

Table 3: What are some ways that you could “interrupt” bullying on the playground? In the classroom? In the hallway?

Table 4: Describe how each character in this scene is feeling right at the moment of bullying:

Table 5: “It takes courage and hard work to be an upstander.” Is this true for you? Why or why not?
Why does someone choose to bully?

K-2 The Recess Queen:


Reader’s Theatre Students can identify bullying and use the four helpful actions to stop it.

1. Divide class into small groups of 4-5 students.

2. Assign a script recorder for each group. This person is responsible for writing the script.

3. Allow each group to decide a setting for their bullying scene. This should be realistic, though it could also be out of the box (i.e. a social media website).

4. Each member of the group is a character in the script. There should be at least one person for each of the four roles discussed: bully, target, bystander, upstander.

5. Each character needs a minimum of three lines of conversation/interaction during the play. The scene should begin with a brief history (the definition of bullying means it’s happened over and over!), then a bullying incident, an upstander moment (using at least one of the four new skills), and a summary of how things turned out in the future. Remind students that the end goal is a school where EVERYBODY feels safe and good about themselves.

6. Allow groups time to write a script and prepare to present their Reader’s Theatre Play to the class.

7. After each play is performed, have the audience discuss how they knew the incident was “bullying.” Then, identify which of the upstander skills were used to stop the bullying from continuing. Also, discuss how of each of the characters might have felt during the bullying, during the upstander moment, and after the event passed.

ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors

Learning Strategies

B-LS 1. Demonstrate critical-thinking skills to make informed decisions

Social Skills

B-SS 1. Use effective oral and written communication skills and listening skills

B-SS 2. Create positive and supportive relationships with other students

B-SS 3. Create relationships with adults that support success

B-SS 5. Demonstrate ethical decisionmaking and social responsibility

B-SS 8. Demonstrate advocacy skills and ability to assert self, when necessary

B-SS 9. Demonstrate social maturity and behaviors appropriate to the situation and environment

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3 years ago

One way i can be upstander is by speaking up.This means I can go up to the person and say we do not bully.

3 years ago

Good job Adriana and Seth ;0

3 years ago

One way I can be an up stander is by being a buddy.Ha want to go get some ice cream or to our teacher.This means I can have a friend or bud.

3 years ago

good job Seth and Stephen

3 years ago

One way i can be a upstander is by coming up when someone is bulling someone else you can go up and yell out something random like i could say STOP! It or i will go and tell the principle that you are bulling him or her.

3 years ago

Good Job everyone and i did pretty good my self didn't I. LOL

3 years ago


3 years ago

Good job Nick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nice work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3 years ago

good job jordan

3 years ago

One way i can be an up stander is by telling a teacher. It means to tell a teacher or principle about what is happening and tell after or during the Bullying