Thinking about bullying
Supported by GGNZ Programme Team
Could also use heart shaped paper
Scrunch up a piece of paper, Stand on it, Call it names, push it, kick it, do not rip it
Unfold the paper and smooth it out as best you can.
Notice how scared and dirty it is
Say Sorry to it
Even after saying sorry and trying to fix the paper all those scars are still left behind and they will never go away no matter how hard you try to fix it.
That is what happens when one child bullies another, they may say they are sorry but the scars are there forever.
Even after the bullying has stopped that voice is still there inside their head and they may begin to believe that it is true. They may believe that they are not good enough or that they will fail. It will still tell them they are too tall, too short, too skinny, too fat, too silly, or just too plain old dumb.
How would you feel if that was you? What would you do...?
STOP, DON'T listen, kick it out of your head as soon as you hear it coming.
You have to tell it "you are not the boss of me. I am the boss of me." You have to start believing in you. You are totally awesome. As soon as you hear that negative remarks you have to imagine power punching it with the words "GET LOST" "I'm not taking any rubbish from you! I can do it, i am good enough. I am awesome!
But in return you have to treat others the way you want to be treated and treat other peoples feeling with care. Help people and encourage them to do the things they want to do. There is no point being TOTALLY AWESOME if no-one likes you for being big headed.
There are three parts to bullying
1 Bullying is aggressive behavior that involves unwanted negative actions
2 Bullying involves a pattern of behavior repeated over time
3 Bullying involves an imbalance of power and strength