Give the students questions to research and discuss answers to, for example:
How widespread is bullying?
Why do people bully?
Why is bullying harmful to victims, bullies and the school community?
What can students, teachers and parents do to stop bullying?
2. Main activity
Have students share their research.
3. Extension activity
Get them to critique your school's anti-bullying policy and suggest ways to improve it, if needed.
If your school does not have an anti-bullying policy, help your class draft one.
Students prepare a written report of their findings and recommendations and present it to the headteacher.
Discuss the following:
What does it feel like to be bullied?
How would you feel if you were the bully?
Why is it important to listen to bullies as well as victims?
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