Today you are going to learn about two type of bullying, physical bullying and verbal bullying. Bullying is when a stonger more powerful person hurts or frightens a smaller more weaker person on purpose and continuously. Physical bullying is when a person uses their body and physical bodily acts to hurt their peers. Some examples of physical bullying are pushing, shoving, spitting, and kicking. Can you name a few?
Verbal bullying is when a person uses verbal language to gain power over his peers. For example a peer who wears glasses may be called four eyes or a nerd. Unlike physical bullying verbal bullying is more difficult to see and stop because it tends to happen when an adult is not around. Who can share an experience in which they experienced verbal bullying at school?
Here are some ways to prevent or handle bullying
-Tell school administrators don't wait too long.
-Stay away from places where bullying happens.
-Stay near adults and other kids. Most bullying happens when adults arenít around.
-Avoid escalating the situation, know when to walk away.
-Look at the kid bullying you and tell him or her to stop in a calm, clear voice. You can also try to laugh it off. This works best if joking is easy for you. It could catch the kid bullying you off guard.
-Stand up for other people for example do not join the gossip stand up for the victim.
Can you think of some ways that you can handle a situation where you or somebody you know is being bullied?
Now I will place you in groups of four. You guys will watch a few videos that I have attached below. Then each group is going to role play a situation in which a student is being bullied in this act you must include a positive way of handling the situation. Each group member must participate. After each group presents your classmates will be allowed to ask questions and give alternative solutions.
Afterwards each member of the group will write one page paper explaining both physical and verbal bullying and provide supporting details on ways one can prevent or handle bullying situations.