Elementary Anti-Bullying Assembly – Grades 3+
Be a Superhero
The goal- to educate and change the mindset of bystander’s behavior:
• fewer will join in bullying behavior
• fewer will smile or show approval of bullying behavior incidents
• fewer will promote the status of the aggressor or the target
• more will be prepared to express their dislike of what is happening
• more will volunteer information about what is happening
Elementary students will be attentive to this interactive message. To educate students to choose what is right and wrong, to choose what to do when they witness or see bullying in school, on the bus, or on their way to and/or from school.
To target bullying, we need to build a solid foundation.
Students will learn by understanding responsibility, integrity, and respect – directing them to earn the freedom they all want and how to act with this newfound freedom.
Next, emphasis is focused on the students watching the bullying, those who say nothing (complacent). Those that are bullied often don’t have the strength or courage to report it. Addressing the students that watch the bullying and say nothing makes them guilty (complicit). Educating students in accepting that independence is part of their responsibility to speak up and report the bullying will help to stop fueling the bully, therefore allowing the students to stop being part of the problem but to be part of the solution.
“It is my pleasure to write commendation on behalf of Jim Jordan. Mr. Jordan delivered a powerful and engaging presentation to a group of over six hundred junior high students at S. Bruce Smith School. The presentation, entitled “Independence Day”, spoke to how students could establish independence and freedom by understanding authority, integrity, and respect. Throughout the presentation, our students were focused and actively engaged. Mr. Jordan utilized a variety of strategies and skills that were entertaining and meaningful to junior high aged children. Both staff and students were positive and complimentary about the impact that the presentation had upon them. Mr. Jordan’s message certainly helped to set the tone and direction for our philosophy of Culture of Caring. S. Bruce Smith School this year!”
Linda Parr, Counsellor S Bruce Smith School, Edmonton, Alberta