Unit 2: Recognizing Bullying and Harassment

Unit 2: Recognizing Bullying and Harassment

October 19 - December 14

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Lesson 8: Common Types of Bullying

In this lesson, students will discuss different types of bullying, and increase their awareness that bullying can look and feel different in each situation.


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Ask your child if they have experienced bullying or negative jokes recently. Encourage them to tell you how it made them feel and let them know you’re there to support them.


Lesson 9: Recognizing Bullying

This lesson will help students understand the difference between bullying and joking around, and that joking can escalate and become bullying. Helping students understand when joking becomes bullying can reduce negative impacts on others.


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Tell your child about a time you witnessed or experienced bullying. Describe how this made you feel and ask your child what they might have felt.


Lesson 10: Responding to Online Bullying

In this lesson, students will use what they know about in-person bullying to compare it to online bullying. They’ll learn and apply different strategies for responding to online bullying in a safe and healthy way.


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Tell your child your thoughts on how social media has changed since you were in school. Ask your child about their thoughts on the benefits and disadvantages of social media in the world today.


Lesson 11: How to Be an Upstander

In this lesson, students will learn three “upstander strategies” for responding to bullying. They’ll practice analyzing different bullying situations and choosing an upstander strategy they think would work best for each situation.


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Ask your child about the three upstander strategies they learned and which one (or ones) they feel most comfortable with. Let them know they can always come to you if they need someone to talk to.


Lesson 12: Standing Up and Staying Safe

In this lesson, students will evaluate each upstander strategy (speaking up, offering support, and telling a trusted adult) in depth, with an emphasis on safety. They’ll evaluate the safety of each upstander strategy in different situations and consider their own level of comfort with each strategy.


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Tell your child about a time you used one of these strategies in your life recently. Tell them how you decided which strategy to use.


Lesson 13: Raising Awareness About Bullying

In this lesson, students will create bullying awareness posters. The posters will be displayed around the school to educate others about bullying and how they can help stop it.


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Ask to see your child’s poster. If they don’t have a picture, have them describe it. Ask your child to tell you about how their attitude toward bullying has changed as a result of what they've learned in the unit.


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