Easing the Teasing

Bullying Prevention & Intervention for Elementary Schools

Easing the Teasing Bullying Prevention  

Easing the Teasing: Bullying Prevention and Intervention for Elementary Schools is a companion to Easing the Teasing – Helping Your Child Cope with Name-Calling, Ridicule, and Verbal Bullying (McGraw-Hill, 2002). It includes 20 lessons and activities for students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Lessons include a learning objective, an overview for the facilitator, and an outline of key points for student discussions. There are activities, such as word finds, mazes, dot-to-dot pictures, secret codes and role-playing suggestions that reinforce the objectives.

Children will learn:

  • The differences between teasing and bullying
  • To identify feelings related to teasing and understand how teasing hurts others
  • The meaning of empathy and the importance of imagining how someone feels in a particular situation
  • Why and where teasing and bullying are likely to occur
  • The 10 “Easing the Teasing” strategies

Suggestions for taking the power away from the bully, the importance of bystanders, and interventions for teasing and bullying on the school bus are also addressed in this manual.

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