SOC 312 Child, Family & Society
Instructor: Bridget Morales
June 22, 2015
“During the elementary school years, children depend on each other for companionship, advice, and self-validation. Peer relations provide a context for self-understanding and learning how to relate to others.” (Bojczyk, Shriner, & Shriner, 2012) Bullying takes place everywhere just not in school, our work places and even just when we go out. When a person makes an effort to do better and get better it’s a cry out for help, everything must be done in order to help the person get better. “Any bully can change”. Most times it is difficult to know what is or who is doing the bullying. To start off the class as a whole and start everyone from the beginning, starting an activity that shows the children how to prevent bullying and how to not become the bully is a good way to begin. Activity
Purpose: The following plan is to help children become aware and to help prevent bullying prevention.
Goal: Children will learn how to react to different situations to prevent bullying as a whole.
The teacher will begin to define the word bullying and asking children to right down their own definition and to share it as well.
Children will get into groups of four or two large groups; they will then discuss questions among each other and come up with a skit to act out different situations and how to prevent different situations.
Questions: What is bullying? How can we stop bullying? Do my words hurt someone else’s feelings? Do my actions or words hurt someone else or makes them feel afraid? Do I try to control others? Do I make fun of someone clothing? Do I chase younger children away from the swings? Do I accidentally bump someone in the hallway but don’t say excuse me? Do I tease others to make people laugh?
All of the questions will give children the opportunity to become aware of the things being said and done and how they can prevent them all. Some things children do they really don’t mean to do it.
An extension to this same activity the children can branch off of it to create a mural which will show the various situations, the children then can draw shapes, bubbles, balloons which ever they choose to show the effective way to handle the different situations. The children can also brainstorm with everyone involved and come up with different ideas on how to help prevent bullying. They can place all ideas in a booklet and these booklets can be passed down to classrooms, students and use for the school. It’s great to have because the ideas are coming from the children themselves and they can take them home to review with their parents as well as their siblings. To help the children support Antonio they could all write him letter’s