BULLY PREVENTION MONTH
What is an Upstander?
Tattling vs. Telling
What do we already know about Bullying?
Remembering: What’s the difference between a bystander and an upstander?
Understanding: Identify common place/times where you see bullying take place at your school.
Applying: What are some ways that you could “interrupt” bullying on the playground? In the classroom? In the hallway?
Why is telling an adult not tattling?
Evalutating: Are there ways that you could ‘be a buddy’ to the 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.