In this activity, children are presented with scenarios describing various bullying problems (physical, verbal, and relational); their task is to discuss and practice the best response to each situation.
Young children are more likely to think of and use their problem-solving skills in bullying situations if they have an opportunity to practice them, with adult guidance.
Learning specific steps to problem-solving can allow children to remember how to solve a problem when they become overwhelmed or stressed.
Although learning to solve a problem independently can take some time and practice it is well worth the investment to have a child who can eventually solve most social situations in a positive manner on their own.
pic.twitter.com/Ax RRJn JIv2— Congleton HS (@Congleton HS) February 2, 2018 Have your students use task card scenarios to help them identify how they and others might feel in different social scenarios.
Be sure to discuss the problem, identify possible solutions, identify the consequences of those possible solutions, and then based on those consequences pick the best solution.
Here are some statements that everyone involved in a bullying situation can say to themselves or say to others.
Read the Solution Cards aloud, and have the children illustrate each card.
Students are really having to stretch their brains today.
It's @NSPCC #Number Day and @problemsolveit are challenging Y9 and 10 to solve the escape room boxes. The promise of a few sweet treats for the winners seems to be helping though!