Every day in schools, acts of bullying take place -a 10-year-old is shunned by other girls during lunch, a 12-year-old boy fakes being sick so he doesn't have to deal with a bully at school, or a 13-year-old girl endures ridicule over a vicious rumor posted online. Whether bullying happens face-to-face or in the digital world, its effects are serious, harmful, and in many cases devastating to the victims.
Teachers and schools can take a proactive stand against bullying by getting involved and doing what they do best - teaching young people. The 32 lesson plans and tips for teachers and administrators offered in this book represent the collaborative effort of individuals who have distinguished themselves in the fields of education, parent training, and family development. The authors combine the real issues regarding bullying with social skills and strategies developed by Boys Town that have been successfully incorporated and used in hundreds of public and private school systems. These lesson plans guide teachers in addressing skill deficits with the key players (bully, victim, and bystanders), examining the impacts of bullying, and teaching methods for problem solving.
An enclosed CD gives teachers reproducible copies of handouts, worksheets, and skill posters to use in the classroom.