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Lesson 11: Feeling Safe at School: We Don't Bully!


Students discuss what helps them feel safe at school and identify things they do to help each other belong. They think about the difference between friendly and hurtful teasing, and discuss what bullying is and why it is wrong. They complete an activity sheet to illustrate what they can do to help everyone feel safe at school and create a paper chain to encourage each other to avoid and report hurtful teasing and bullying.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to:

  1. Explain why it is wrong to tease or bully others.
  2. Explain what to do if someone is being bullied.
  3. Encourage peers to avoid and report hurtful teasing and bullying.

Time: 45 minutes

Healthy Behavior Outcomes

  • MEH-7: Show tolerance and acceptance of differences in others.
  • V-3: Avoid bullying, being a bystander to bullying, or being a victim of bullying.
  • V-7: Get help to prevent or stop violence, including harassment, abuse, bullying, hazing, fighting, and hate crimes.
  • V-9: Get help to stop being subjected to violence or physical abuse.

National Health Education Standards

  • Standard 1: Comprehending Concepts
  • Performance Indicator 1.2.1: Identify that healthy behaviors impact personal health.
  • Standard 3: Accessing Resources
  • Performance Indicator 3.2.1: Identify trusted adults and professionals who can help promote health.
  • Standard 8: Advocacy
  • Performance Indicator 8.2.2: Encourage peers to make positive health choices.