Use this commonly accepted definition for bullying from Dan Olweus?s book "Bullying at School: What We Know and What We Can Do"
"A person is bullied when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more other persons, and he or she has difficulty defending himself or herself."
Discuss with your class the three components expressed in this definition:
Look at some of the resources below to dig deeper into the subject.
What can be done to prevent or stop cyberbullying? Share your ideas with the ePals community by working on a project based on grade level:
Your best friend has been the victim of cyberbullying after receiving numerous texts and IM messages. What advice would you give? How would you show your support and help your best friend?
Create a school-wide campaign against bullying. How would you construct this campaign for your school? What would your strategy be and how would you reach the student body? In your project please include the following: What type(s) of bullying would you address in your campaign and why?
Present an action plan that will have a positive influence in the fight against bullying. Use audio or video to create a public service announcement and design a brochure/pamphlet that provide educational value on the topic of bullying.
Show ? don?t just tell! We want to see creativity and good use of the resources found in the Global Community.
Upload your finished project and share it with other ePals. We'll feature some of the best submissions here.
Denigration: Distributing information about another that is derogatory and untrue through posting it on a Web page, sending it to others through email or instant messaging, or posting or sending digitally altered photos of someone.
These are the projects you and your friends have made:
StopBullying.gov provides information from various U.S. government agencies on how children, parents, educators and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying.
Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.