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8.18: Be a Buddy, NOT a Bully

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    Learn:

    • How to recognize bullying, what to do in bullying scenarios, and how to appreciate things that make people unique..

    Giveaway: Piece of chocolate or candy

    Tools:

    • Signage and handouts (e.g. anti-bullying slogans, harms of bullying)
    • paper/post-it notes
    • Markers/Tape/Candy/Chocolates/
    • Two large butcher papers (preferably brown or dark red)
    • COY Feedback Forms
    • Pencils/pens
    • Feedback survey, pencils, and collection box

    Set-Up:

    • Draw rectangles on the two large butcher papers so that the papers resemble brick walls
    • On one of the papers, write "Wall of Intolerance" in a large front size on the top. On the other, write "Wall of Togetherness" in a large front size on the top.
    • Set up your demonstration table ahead of time
    • Find an area around your station to post up the two "walls."
    • Hang up signage that promotes anti-bullying (e.g. key terms, good to know) near demonstration area.

    Talking Points:

    • Have you ever been bullied? How did you feel?
    • Have you ever bullied someone? How did you feel?
    • In 2015, it was reported that about 20% of high school students have experienced bullying and about 16% of high school students experienced cyberbullying.
    • Did you know bullying can be in different forms? It can be verbal (teasing, name-calling, making inappropriate comments, taunting, or threatening harm, etc.), social (leaving someone out on purpose, telling people not to be friends with someone, spreading rumors, embarrassing someone, etc.), or physical (spitting, tripping, pushing, making mean hand gestures, stealing/breaking someone else's things, etc.).
    • If you are being bullied, try asking bully to stop, walking away, protecting yourself, telling a trusting adult, finding a safe place, sticking together with a group, and/or finding opportunities to make new friends.
    • IF you see somone being bullied, do not joun in and do not try to stop it on your own. Instead, try asking for help form an adult and/or talking to a trusted adult.

    Activity:

    Wall of intolerance:

    • Have participants write about an experience they've had with bullying (an ethnic slur, someone pushing them, etc.).
    • Have participants wrinkle up paper and then try to smooth it out. Then have them post it onto the Wall of Intolerance.
    • Explain that sometimes in life we can't go back just like paper can never be smooth again, once someone's been hurt, you can't take it back.
    • At the end, have participants tear the Wall of Intolerance down, symbolically removing barriers between people. Ideally, this project will increase awareness and respect among participants.
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    Wall of Togetherness

    • Have participants write something that makes them (or a friend) unique on a piece of paper.
    • Have participants post their papers onto the Wall of Togetherness.
    • Emphasize that we each have something to bring to the table and that when we work together is when things are truly great.

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