Resources for helping kids protect themselves from teasing, taunting, violence, exclusion, and cyberbullying
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12
After reading the book, students discuss how it makes people feel when others tease them, and how to accept differences in others.
Discussion Guide for Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Bully? by Teddy Slater.
Student talk about what behaviors, attitudes, and actions they think contribute to a climate of caring in the classroom, and play games that reinforce these values.
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon is excellent for a lesson on bullying and positive self concept. Students love David Catrow's illustrations, and they love Molly Lou Melon.
Leon, a fourth grader at The Ethical School, tries to outwit the school bully and learn to sew for fanatical teacher Miss Cronheim, with unexpected help from his final project: a doll with magical powers. Use these questions about the book to lead classroom discussions about Leon and bullying in your school.
Could bullying be a problem in your classroom or school? Get expert advice, tips, and strategies for stopping bullies, mean girls, and unpleasant teasing.
Stop bullying before it starts with these strategies and activities, including teaching conflict resolution skills.
The experts behind The Ophelia Project, talk abut girl bullies and backstabbing in middle school. They give advice for reforming female bullies who pick on their friends.
Polly Greenberg addresses the issue of bullying in the classroom.
A photo of students texting on their cell phones.
Bully-Proof Your School
Try these strategies to banish bullies from your classroom and school.
Bullying is a complex issue that can be difficult to approach. Veteran teacher Ruth Manna offers nine accessible strategies to apply in your classroom.
Educate yourself and be on the lookout for signs that cyberbullying is taking place. You may be the trusted adult a student turns to for help.
Use this helpful list of fictional stories about bullying to introduce younger learners to the themes of bullying and standing up for yourself and your friends.