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Written by: Julie Mann, Newcomers High School teacher, and Joe Lobozzo, Lakewood High School teacher
Put students into groups of 3. Give out the role-play scenarios. Explain to your students that they will be acting out these scenes. It is their job to create a positive ending, one in which the bullying is prevented. Have each group perform the scenario and have the class analyze the scene to see what positive solution they created. Write down all the positive solutions on a poster as possible antidotes to bullying.
- One student is making fun of another classmate’s looks.
- A student “accidentally” bumps into someone in the hall.
- A student is calling someone names because of the color of his/her skin.
- A student is teasing someone about the clothes he/she wears.
- A group of kids won't let you sit with them at lunch even though there's room.
- One student is joking with another by putting him/her down.
Have the same groups create anti-bullying posters. Hang these posters in the hallway outside your classroom door and in other popular locations in the school.