A real eye-opener of a film, this short video involves real kids of different ages talking frankly (albeit briefly) about their struggles with bullying. Every student should see this: you might save a life. I highly recommend warning students about any triggering material as some might hit very close to home. Follow up with a class discussion about bullying.
Keeping students aware of how severe this problem of bullying has become is one of the keys to preventing it. Provide your students with statistics, types of bullying, and what the traits of bullies (particularly middle schoolers) are. This might help students avoid a bullying experience in the future!
Follow two girls who are bullied in this beautifully made short film involving young adolescents/elementary school students that are faced every day with the challenge of bullying. This film might save a life. Trigger warning: suicide attempt, but not graphic. You will be glad you and your students saw this film.
Traumatic stress disorder is a serious thing that can be caused by bullying. This in-depth article explores the connection between bullying and traumatic stress disorder. It also explores how to identify traumatic stress, as well as ways schools can help, and more. This is a must read for both teachers and health professionals alike.
Bullying.gov is a great overall site to go to about bullying, and this page is of no exception. It can help you turn your classroom into a sanctuary for your students. Learn how to "Create a Safe and Supportive Environment", "Manage Classrooms to Prevent Bullying", and how to have a "Classroom Meeting". A must-read for every teacher running a classroom!
A great tool for every classroom, you can use this checklist on your own or with a school counselor or psychologist to evaluate potential victims of bullying. A must have for every classroom. This piece of paper could save lives.
All parents need to know what to keep an eye out for when it comes to bullying and whether their own kids might be a target. A great thing to pass out on Parent-Teacher night, this checklist provides significant traits of students who have been bullied. It's something all parents need to know.
Enjoy a powerful song, "Be Yourself", being sung by the writers: 8th and 6th grade students from Maple Crest Middle School from the town of Kokomo in Indiana. They wrote this with the help of their teacher Steve Seskin. Enjoy & don't forget to "Be Yourself"! :-)