Key areas that the resource addresses include:
Developing self esteem, empathy, personal well-being, negotiating skills, decision-making, assertiveness, plus having an understanding of peer pressure, diversity, prejudice, moral issues, and it gives ways of finding help and information.
Primary Lesson Plans include:
• Being bullied into doing something I know is wrong • I was a bystander • Which situations are bullying? • How can we reduce bullying? • Being assertive and saying no.
Secondary Lesson Plans include:
• What is bullying? • Attitude, values, myths and realities • Effects of bullying • Role-playing to tackle bullying • School solutions to bullying • Assertiveness.
The resource includes:
• Developing a whole school approach • Involving the School Council • Classroom approaches • Sample policy • Dealing with bullying • Getting help • A tried-and-tested whole school audit tool and ‘in house’ reporting service • Supporting lesson plans • How to encourage the reporting of bullying • Understanding the trauma caused by bullying.