At this interactive assembly we will introduce the components of bullying which are further explained using age appropriate examples. Students are introduced to the concepts and roles associated with bullying. The differences between conflict and bullying are illustrated to underscore how hurtful and damaging bullying behaviors can be.
Several conflict scenarios and bullying scenarios are presented to students to help them identify future conflict or bullying situations. Some very basic and neutral information about cyberbullying is presented, such as the concept that using disrespectful language toward others online can be very damaging and hurtful. We talk about how to cope with different types of bullies and cyberbullies, and how to be a good friend and classmate. The importance of talking to adults about bullying and cyberbullying is emphasized. Students are encouraged to practice safe behaviors online, such as keeping passwords to themselves and talking to parents, teachers, or other trusted adults about the activities they are taking part in online.
Bullying and Cyberbullying: What you need to know (Grades 5-6).
This assembly is designed to help students define and understand bullying, cyberbullying, and relational aggression. Students will gain a clearer understanding of the difference between fighting or conflict and bullying. Online safety is discussed and real-life examples are presented to help illustrate the consequences of inappropriate online actions. Students are educated about the dangers of disclosing too much online, such as sending or posting inappropriate photos. Students will gain a sense of awareness about how serious and hurtful words and actions online can be and that what happens online may be there forever. The presentation leaves students with some practical internet safety advice as well as concrete ideas of the best way to with bullies in school and online.