- We needed to use teamwork to line up and we need to use teamwork to wipe out bullying.
- We were quiet and had fun. We didn’t argue or fight. If we keep our comments to ourselves, everyone will feel good.
- At first I thought bullying was a rare occurrence in our school, but now I think that I remember several occasions when I have witnessed bullying and didn’t recognize it for what it was.
- At first I thought that a lot of people here didn’t care about bullying, but now I think that the issue is at the forefront of everyone’s mind.
- At first I thought the only way to stop a bully was to show them what they’re doing to everyone else, but now I think that you only sink to their level. Instead of bullying them back, stick up for yourself and others.
- At first I thought it didn’t make people so sad, but now I think it hurts people really bad!
- At first I thought that bullying wasn’t happening that often because I didn’t see it, but now I think that it’s cruel and awful and it should stop.
- At first I thought that bullying was wrong, but now I know bullying is wrong and I want to do something to make it stop.
- At first I thought that bullying was wrong, and now I think bullying is still wrong but it’s a problem you CAN fix!
There were many more responses just as great as these. I like how insightful they are.
After our activity, I used my Cyber SMARTS discussion lesson (found here). We went over the rules of being Cyber SMART and then I passed out the situation cards. Kids read the cards and then we discussed as a group what they would need to have done differently or should do in that situation.
I had two days, but I could have used two weeks. All-in-all, there was a lot of great conversations and we now have a starting point for taking responsibility of our actions–both in person and online.
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