Unit Overview 

Students define bullying and analyze the roles of the community. Students recognize that bullying is a civil rights issue that needs to be addressed to promote fairness and safety for all. They create a survey and poll members of their school and family communities. Youth utilize the persuasive power of oral writing and visual media as instruments of change.

Service Experience 
Students take action to help youth respond to bullying behavior or to help schools stop bullying. Some ideas follow: Use video cameras to make PSAs against bullying behavior and to teach people how to respond. (High School students may teach anti-bullying techniques to younger children.) Use persuasive writing as an instrument of change. Educate and support victims of bullying, including support groups, conflict resolution posters, or wallet cards listing things to do if you’re bullied. Think about ways to address bullying behavior
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Bullying Prevention Plan
Lesson 1 of 3
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

Students define bullying and observe and describe some of the consequences to victims, bystanders, and the whole community. Students recognize that bullying behavior is a civil rights issue that must be addressed for their community to be fair and safe for all. They create a survey and poll members of their school and family communities to determine a snapshot of the status of bullying.

Unit: 
Bullying Prevention Plan
Lesson 2 of 3
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

In this lesson, learners will explore and address the following questions: Who are the minority voices of the past and how has the civil society sector stepped in to protect their rights? What actions were effective? What public policies are in place to protect them? Who are the bullied today and what policies and practices should be in place to protect them? Why is it our responsibility as people with civic virtue to take action?

Unit: 
Bullying Prevention Plan
Lesson 3 of 3
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

Youth utilize the persuasive power of oral, written and visual media as instruments of change. They make a plan as empowered and responsible members of the civil society to take action to prevent bullying behavior while being sensitive to the people involved, from the victim to the bystander to the bully.