This lesson helps kids to become aware of their choices and how they can be perceived as a friend or a bully.
Objective: The learner will understand what behaviors friends engage in versus which ones bullies choose to do by creating webs of each and comparing them.
Materials: “What do friends do?” and “What do bullies do?” worksheet for each child. Chart paper, white board or electronic whiteboard.
- Write the following on chart paper, white board or electronic whiteboard.
- Ask students for ideas of what either a friend or a bully does. Fill in a bubble or two on board.
- Pass out worksheets. Ask students to fill in more ideas. Monitor their progress.
- When most of them are finished ask students to share responses. Fill in more bubbles on chart.
- Explain that friends seek to make others feel good whereas bullies have the goal of inflicting harm.
- List the four kinds of bullies with examples under each heading on the board.
- Ask children to add any new bubbles they may have come up with to their charts.
Evaluation: Were children able to distinguish between bullying and friend behaviors?
Follow up: Whenever there are cases of either bullying the teacher can remind students of what it means to be a friend.