Lesson Bundle : Anti-Bullying - KS2
KS2 lessons to explore both the bullying of individuals, and discrimination against groups of people. Children explore stereotypes, learn strategies for responding to bullying comments and consider the role of bystanders. Includes the lessons: Bullying: Prepare to Stand Up and Stand Out, Homophobia: Respecting All Our Differences, Keeping Safe in Cyberspace, Rights & Responsibilities: Freedom!, Photo Captions and Scapegoat
Bullying: Prepare to Stand Up and Stand Out
This lesson looks at ways in which we differ from each other and how we can develop a positive body image. The children learn about intervention strategies through role play. Links: respect, puberty, equality, anti bullying, mental health
Cross curricular links: Literacy (Speaking)
- Paired game to find out similarities and differences
- Bullying interventions- discuss scenarios
- Discussion: Body image
- Identifying ‘bullying hotspots’ and discussing preventative measures
Homophobia: Respecting All Our Differences
This lesson takes the form of an animated story involving Go-Givers character Anna who is being called ‘gay’ because she plays football and doesn’t like wearing dresses. The story addresses the issue of homophobic bullying, and explores different kinds of families. This lesson has been approved by the Stonewall education team. Links: tolerance, community, respect, family, equality, ANTI BULLYING
Cross-curricular links: maths (statistics)
- Conducting a bullying survey
- Looking at words ‘with a sting in their tail’
- Identifying what is unique about each of us
The lesson includes an assembly about diversity based around a Jewish parable that explores the idea of individuality and making choices. The children investigate some stereotypes and consider how everyone is unique and can choose who they want to be.
Keeping Safe in Cyberspace
This lesson explores the dangers of sharing personal information on the internet through situations involving the Go-Givers characters. It focuses on why bullying via social media and mobile phones is particularly harmful and how children can protect themselves from the various forms of cyber-bullying. Links: community, keeping safety, anti bullying, online safety, internet, e-safety, mental health
Cross-curricular links: IT, drama
- True or false quiz about interacting with people via social media
- Making posters about internet safety rules
- Role play scenarios involving cyber-bullying
"A well structured and comprehensive powerpoint about cyber bullying with a good selection of related learning activities."
This resource has been recommended by the TES Resource Team for its relevance to the 2014 National Curriculum.
Rights & Responsibilities: Freedom!
This lesson explores our right to freedom, and how this right comes with responsibilities towards others. It also tells the story of Toussaint L’Ouverture’s fight for freedom from slavery for the people of Haiti. It asks children consider if they have ever had their freedom taken away, even for a short time, and how this felt. Suitable for upper KS2. Links: British values, tolerance, respect, equality
Cross-curricular links: history, literacy
- Researching other freedom fighters in history
- Creative writing about what they would miss if they lost their freedom
This lesson explores how a caption can positively, or negatively, influence how we interpret a photograph and how the media presents information.
Cross-curricular links: literacy
- Recognising and challenging stereotypes
This lesson explores how stereotyping can lead to groups of people becoming scapegoats for the ills in our society. The PowerPoint begins with a story featuring Go-Givers character Ahmeti, the goat, which is suitable for Lower KS2 upwards. The later slides show examples of how media bias can contribute to Islamophobia – prejudice against Muslims. These would be suited to Upper KS2. Links: tolerance, community, respect, equality, immigration
Cross-curricular links: Literacy
- Circle time activity to examine our own attitudes.
- Adding Positive and negative captions to recognise the power of the media.
- Researching aspects of Islam
"An excellent introduction to understanding prejudice and racism"