Unit 6: Bullying.
- The problem of bullying goes beyond the bully/victim dyad.
- In peer cultures where 'meanness' leads to pouparity, students are encouraged to engaged in bullying and rewarded for it.
- Preventing bullying involves the creation of a peer culture that does not reward it.
Practical Activities and Recommendations.
Recommendation 1 (From reading A):
- The best way to empower victims of bullying is to connect with them or help them establish a strong friendship with at least one of their peers.
- "One good friend can make a crucial difference to children who are harassed. Victims who are friends with a nonvictimized peer are less likely to internalize problems as a result of the victimization—for example, being sad, depressed, or anxious (Hodges, Boivin, Vitaro, & Bukowski, 1999)" (p. 14).
Recommendation (related to Play):
- Check if the school where you teach has clickers.
- Organize Game nights (evenings or afternoons), questions in the game will be related to the topic you teach.
- The competence of creating games is essential for educators, keep creating games!