Bullying has been a prolonged problem throughout adolescent years, especially during school. When talking about this with parents, it may be swept under the rug or seen as a part of growing up. But we can see first-hand the impact bullying has on vulnerable youth, especially as a part of the educational system. Children need a safe learning environment where they can develop interpersonal skills without fear of ridicule.
Addressing a complicated issue like bullying will not resolve the problem in a day or one lesson. It should be the topic of discussion throughout a child’s educational experience. The activities above can be modified and adapted for different developmental levels. These activities will challenge students to emphasize with a victim, practice realistic scenarios, and engage the students visually with terminology.