Classroom activities for intermediate and senior students
These activities are suitable for older students from Years 7 to 13.
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This activity enables students to examine how they view bullying, change their thinking and encourage discussion.
Agree or disagree
Bullying situations usually involve bystanders - those who watch bullying happen or hear about it. This activity will help students understand that as a bystander they have the power to play a key role in preventing and stopping bullying.
whiteboard or flip-chart post it notes pens
scenarios and response cards (included in activity sheet)
To challenge and dispel myths, and to reinforce information that is factual, reliable and valid.
myths and facts statements (included in the activity sheet)
Expose the myths
To demonstrate how difficult it can be to understand what people feel by judging body language, and how easy it can be to hide true feelings.
felt pens pieces of paper large jar
How do you feel?
This activity encourages supportive and empathetic skills, and fosters a respectful and inclusive school culture.
To identify helpful resources in formal and informal student networks, and to strengthen awareness and help-seeking behaviour in problem situations.
flip chart paper felt pens
Map of help
There are three types of bullying behaviour. This activity will help students understand when bullying is physical, verbal and/or social, or if it's not actually bullying.
bullying behaviour cards and worksheet (included in the activity sheet)
Match the bullying behaviour
To highlight the power that everyone has to intervene in bullying situations.
whiteboard or flip-chart marker pens
Sticks and stones
This activity encourages students to think more deeply about bullying behaviour - Who is participating in it? What role do they play? How do they feel?
bullying scenario (included in the activity sheet)
marker pens flip-chart
What does it feel like?
This activity allows students to discuss bullying and how they would respond to different scenarios to deepen their understanding of the types of bullying and identify different responses.
bullying scenarios (included in the activity sheet)
What's the impact?
Bystanders responding appropriately can be very effective in limiting the impacts of, and even preventing, bullying behaviour. This activity enables students to examine the different roles in bullying and to identify different ways to respond and behave.
writing materials bullying scenario (included in the activity sheet)