Create a Safe Antibullying Environment in the Classroom

This Create a Safe Antibullying Environment in the Classroom lesson plan also includes:

Helping children understand their own feelings and reactions is the first step toward building empathy and combating bullying behaviors. Using cards with characters and relevant questions on them, conduct a group discussion about feelings. Learners draw what they think certain feelings look like. They then work on developing assertive behaviors through discussion and role-play activities.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Highlight these important social skills by working on empathy and assertiveness at the beginning of the school year; when problems arise, you can come back to these activities and reteach or reflect
Classroom Considerations

  • See the materials for links to the appropriate age-level cards for this activity
Pros

  • Activities are appropriate for the age group
  • Combines discussion with art and role-play activities to keep kids engaged
Cons

  • None