The Bullying Project Curriculum

 

This Anti-Bullying Program is intended for middle school administrators and teachers as an introduction to the prevalence and implications of adolescent bullying on school campuses. The program includes two 60 minute lectures and one 45 minute lecture. It also includes three sample activities for teachers to implement into the classroom.

Depending on the time allotted for this program, there is the opportunity to facilitate these activities with school administrators and teachers as a form of practice for future anti-bullying curricula. The lectures and activities all have a focus on student involvement, as well as a whole-school approach to combating bullying.

The first step to implementing an anti-bullying program in any middle school is to unite the administrators and teachers on the issue at hand and this program is designed to do this.

Within the Teacher and Administrator Program, there are three lectures. Each includes its own goals and objectives. The program begins with an initial lecture on bullying awareness. This lecture aims to inform school teachers and administrators about the impact bullying can have in school environments today. Not only is bullying prevalent everywhere, the impacts are very serious. In order to combat bullying, there must be a clear understanding of the problem.

Next, the program addresses bullying and the law.  The goal of this lesson is to inform school administrators and teachers about the role that the law plays in bullying on school campuses. It is important for school administrators and teachers to know about the resources that are there for them to use when needed.

Finally, the programs offer a whole school approach to combat bullying. The goal of the whole school approach is to raise awareness and knowledge about the issue of bullying, as well as create a plan for dealing with bullying in the school. This process must be tied to the school and its philosophy.

Along with the Teacher and Administrator Program, The Bullying Project offers sample Student Activities. These activities can be implemented in a number of ways. The student activities can be used as a part of the program for teachers and administrators as a form of practice for future anti-bullying curricula. These activities can also be implemented school-wide as a pilot anti-bullying program.

The activities begin with a session on defining bullying. The goal of the activity is to help the students identify or name what they are seeing, feeling, hearing, and experiencing. It is much easier to get to the root of the individual problems if the students have a vocabulary in which to share what is going on.

The next activity allows the students to decipher if a comment is joking, teasing or bullying. The goal of this lesson is to let the students decide if the vignette would be considered bullying or not. This activity allows for extended discussion about the types of bullying and helps students identify bullying within a relevant context.

Finally, the students can create and sign a bullying contract as a group. The final step in understand and combating bullying in an anti-bullying contract. The goal is to come up with a contract that the student population as a whole would be willing to sign in order to combat bullying in their school.

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Please note that the the Full Program contains both the Teacher/Administrator Program, as well as the Student Activities.