Almost all children, at some point in their childhood, will experience or be affected by bullying behaviors. For the safety and welfare of ALL children in a positive learning environment, it is essential for teachers to establish a learning community void of bullying behaviors and to facilitate a sense of community in the classroom. This includes teaching children skills to deal with bullies, as well as promoting positive social skills such as cooperation, communication, and conflict resolution.
Build a positive and safe community by talking about how to prevent bullying and what to do when you become a victim or a bystander in a bullying situation. This lesson plan has been designed for grades 3-7. The time of completion is estimated to be two to three classroom periods, or stretched out through out the school year.