The Public Service Announcement (PSA) Break Bullying depicts adults in an office environment re-enacting the director?s personal bullying experience from middle school. His point: If we would not stand for this in the office, why do we stand for it happening to kids in schools? It is a call to action for everyone to take bullying seriously. Students and teachers alike are reporting visceral responses to the PSA.
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This is a supplemental video that should be used with the "Breaking Bullying: Not in the Breakroom, Not on the Playground" lesson provided by Not In Our Town.
In this video, students use role-playing scenarios to depict experiences with prejudice or name-calling and practice effective interventions to combat or stop the bullying or harassment. This process can be an effective tool to use with students in your own classroom and school. Discussion guidelines included.
Engaging students in dialogue about prejudice and discrimination is a very powerful tool in combating hate and bullying and ensuring respectful classrooms and schools. Such dialogues can be led by classroom teachers, school social workers or counselors, or by other students trained to lead and facilitate dialogue. Having students view the Students Tune In and Speak Out video to begin such a dialogue is an effective way to open this process.
The short video No Human Being Was Born Illegal is explored through teaching strategies such as pre-viewing, think-pair-share, word walls/clouds, levels of questions and fishbowl. By learning about the social activism of the students in the video, students may think more deeply about the issues facing their own communities.
Memphis: Stand Up, Stand Out: No Checking, No Capping, No Bullying highlights one middle school's response to a noticeable increase in checking, or the practice of exchanging verbal insults between students. This video highlights the steps Fairview Middle School took in order to curb the practice of checking to stop any opportunity to bully and to ultimately create a safer school for all students and community members.
In this video, students created an assembly performance that included individual presentations, role-playing scenarios and musical performances. Any or all of these efforts represent exciting and creative ways for students to contribute their voice and perspectives to important social justice issues.
The short video Students Map Bully Zones to Create a Safer School is explored through teaching strategies such as barometer, think-pair-share, pre-viewing, four corners and anticipation guides. By observing how the students in the video raise awareness about bullying in their school, students may consider their own school climate around bullying and open the conversation about how to create a safer school.
The short video Cyberbullying is explored through teaching strategies such as pre-viewing, anticipation guides, four corners, evaluating Internet resources, fishbowl and levels of questions. By learning about cyberbullying and how students in Watchung are taking a stand against online bullying, students may think more deeply about this in their own community.