October is National Bullying Prevention Month! In recognition, JKP is offering two free sample worksheets for our Teaser Tuesday giveaway of activities designed to address bullying among girls.
Surviving Girlhood by Nikki Giant and Rachel Beddoe is a unique resource for preventing girl bullying by addressing the root causes and helping girls to be strong, positive individuals. The book teaches young people how to deal with bullying, offering tools, strategies and, most importantly, awareness. The five key themes to Surviving Girlhood start from the ‘inside-out’, reflecting a philosophy of understanding and connecting with ourselves, to better understand and connect with others. The five key themes are:
- Theme 1: Being Me
- Theme 2: Influences
- Theme 3: Respect, Responsibilities, Relationships
- Theme 4: Managing Relationships
- Theme 5: Conflict Resolution
The included downloadable worksheet uses a simple activity to represent Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and introduce the idea of having many different types of needs, starting with essential needs.
Girls as young as age five are experiencing acts of bullying, disguised as friendship, that shake the carefully laid foundations of their self-image, personal values, and beliefs about peer relationships. Friendship and Other Weapons by Signe Whitson is a photocopiable resource book that provides educators, social workers and counselors with a complete, ready-to-use group curriculum to help young girls build constructive and fulfilling friendships. Based on thought-provoking discussions, engaging games, strength-discovering exercises, and confidence-boosting fun, the hands-on activities in Friendship and Other Weapons build critical knowledge and friendship survival skills such as:
- Recognizing the Red Flags of Girl Bullying
- Responding Assertively to Bullying Behavior
- Realizing Personal Strengths
- Becoming an Ally to Others Facing Bullying
- Resolving Conflicts Directly
- Using Technology and Social Media Ethically
The included downloadable worksheet, Silent Whispers: Two Rules for Stopping Gossip, uses a fun activity to illustrate the negative effects of gossip and rumors on constructing healthy peer relationships.