The S.A.F.E., Inc. Community Educator has a variety of material related to bullying and its prevention. These programs can be run in a classroom setting or a community setting, such as a youth group, day care, summer camp, scout troop, or community group.

All programs and materials provided by the S.A.F.E., Inc. Community Educator are free!

For Kindergarten through 2nd Grade the focus is on being a good friend and thinking about how your actions make others feel. Students also learn the difference between “tattling” and “asking for help,” how to be assertive if someone is bothering them and how to tell is a situation is dangerous.

Programs can include 1-4 separate sessions

Programs are 25-45 minutes in length (25-30 is about right for K)

Video used: “Learning to Care”

Activities can include:

  • Student Drawings “Being a good friend”
  • Acting out scenarios with finger puppets
  • Making a Class book
  • Making a video documentary for the class

3rd through 5th grades learn how problems that go unsolved can lead to violence and bullying. They also learn to identify adults in their homes, schools and communities that they can talk to about their feelings. People that witness bullying and feel helpless to do anything are given instruction on how by-standers can safely deal with violence.

Programs can include 1-5 separate sessions

Programs are 45-1 hour minutes in length

Videos Used:

  • Olweus Bullying Video
  • “Stop Bullying Now” (12 short episode & discussion)
  • “Gum in My Hair: How to Deal with a Bully”
  • “When You See Bullying: What a Bystander Can Do”

Activities:

  • Drawing a cycle of violence (used in subsequent classes)
  • Role play or read-aloud plays about bullying
  • Participating in Jeans for Justice art project
  • Creating a class book or video

Grades 6th-8th Grades (where bullying is the most common) is a serious look at bullying behavior; why people do it, what they hope to achieve and what happens to victims and bullies over  time. Topics include: dealing with feelings of anger, cycles of violence, by-stander training, cyber-bulling (internet safety), and how bullying behavior can translate into dating and domestic violence. Students are strongly encouraged to take responsibility for their feelings and their actions and given information on how to do this.

Programs can include 1-5 separate sessions

  • Videos Used:  Olweus Bullying Video
  • “Gum in My Hair: How to Deal with a Bully”
  • “When You See Bullying: What a Bystander Can Do”
  • “I-Safe Cyber-bullying Prevention”
  • “Warning Signs of Abusive Relationships” (8th grade)

Activities:

  • Drawing a cycle of violence (used in subsequent classes)
  • Creating posters, news articles or fiction about bullying
  • Participating in “Jeans for Justice” art project
  • Setting up a peer mediation group
  • Creating a mock Public Service Announcement on video

High School Although most bullying tapers off through the middle school years, problems associated with bullying (issues with self-esteem, dating violence, feelings of helplessness) carry on through high-school, college and adulthood. Programs for high school students focus on consequences of victimization,  ways that bullying behavior occurs in a high school setting, and long-term consequences of unresolved issues related to bullying and violence.

Programs can include 1-5 separate sessions

Videos Used:

  • Olweus Bullying Video
  • Michael Pritchard “Managing your Anger” & “Resolving Conflicts”
  • “Warning Signs of Abusive Relationships”
  • Hidden Victims, Children of Domestic Violence

Activities:

  • Drawing a cycle of violence (used in subsequent classes)
  • Creating posters, news articles or fiction about bullying
  • Participating in “Jeans for Justice” art project
  • Creating a mock Public Service Announcement on video
  • Doing outreach to peers and younger students experiencing violence

Parents can be provided with programs during school hours, at an after-school program or assembly, or in small meetings with school staff. S.A.F.E., Inc. understands that parents and their attitudes about violence play an enormous role in how children respond to challenges and violence.  Support groups for parents can also be set up with the Community Educator. Materials used will relate to the ages of the children.

Professional Training about any of these program can be provided to all school staff, preferably before students begin their programs. This training gives the teachers and support staff a chance to understand the bullying prevention activities and to use “teachable moments” that occur throughout the school year to the best advantage. The S.A.F.E., Inc. Community Educator views teachers, assistants and ANY STAFF that come into contact with students as potential advocates for a non-violent conflict resolution and bullying prevention. Learning how to get involved in a way the eases tension and contributes to a healthy campus is the primary focus of this staff training.

No Responses to “ S.A.F.E. Inc. Bullying Programs ”

Leave a Comment


+ 1 = four