In this lesson, students examine myths and facts about bullying. They explore the kinds of actions, words and behaviors that constitute bullying and summarize key concepts. They read about myths people may believe about bullying and discuss why these myths are false. They consider why bullying is harmful not just to the person being bullied. The teacher reviews school policies on consequences of bullying and how to report it, then helps students consider the difference between tattling and reporting. Students complete an activity sheet to review facts about bullying and take home a family sheet to help them discuss bullying at school with their parents or guardians.
Students will be able to:
- Describe the difference between bullying and teasing.
- Explain why it is wrong to bully others.
- Describe the difference between tattling and reporting bullying.
- Describe what to do if they or someone else were being bullied.
- social awareness
- relationship skills
Healthy Behavior Outcomes
- V-3: Avoid bullying or being a bystander to bullying.
National Health Education Standards
- Standard 1: Comprehending Concepts
- Performance Indicator 1.5.3: Describe ways in which safe and healthy school and community environments can promote personal health.
- Standard 2: Analyzing Influences
- Performance Indicator 2.5.6: Describe ways that technology can influence personal health.
- Standard 7: Practicing Health-Enhancing Behaviors
- Performance Indicator 7.5.1: Identify responsible personal health behaviors.