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Anti-Bullying Badge

(Discover Character)
By Kerry Cordy (Third party resources compiled by Kelby Pierce, Troop 4235)

 

Preschool: Do three requirements including the two starred *
_____ 1 * Learn what bullying means.

_____ 2.* Practice sharing with your friends and learn to wait your turn.

 

Level 1: Do four requirements including the two starred *

_____ 1.* Do Preschool requirements 1 & 2.

_____ 2.* Role play bullying scenarios and ways to deal with bullying. Make a list of adults you can go to if you are the victim of bullying. Examples might include parents, teachers, bus drivers, family members, or police.

 

Level 2: Do five requirements including the two starred *

_____ 1.* Do Level 1 requirements 1 & 2.

_____ 2.* Cyber bullying has become an epidemic. A simple mean comment, or picture, sent to one person, can now become viral almost instantly. Anything posted online, no matter how private you think it is, always has the potential to become publicly distributed.

  • Make a list of ways that cyberbullying can occur.
  • Write an anti-bullying pledge to never post, or repost, an unkind word or picture online, even through a private email or text. Get as many friends as possible to sign it.

 

Level 3: Do six requirements including the two starred *

_____ 1.* Do Level 2 requirements 1 & 2.

_____ 2.* Find out the statistics for bullying at your age level. How often does it occur? What type of bullying is most common? Discuss what role you can play to help eliminate bullying.

 

Level 4: Do seven requirements including the two starred *

_____ 1.* Do Level 3 requirements 1 & 2.

_____ 2.* Find out what anti-bullying legislature has passed both federally, and in your own state. What specific forms of bullying do the laws address? What are the punishments?

 

Level 5: Do nine requirements including the two starred.

_____ 1.* Do Level 4 requirements 1 & 2.

_____ 2.* Teach someone how to do a skill from this badge or teach some knowledge about this badge to someone. You can teach children, your spouse, seniors, anyone, just as long as you are sharing your new found knowledge. If for some reason you cannot teach what you have learned to someone else, you may choose an additional 2 optional requirements instead.

 

Optional Requirements:

_____ 3. Read a book that addresses bullying.

_____ 4. Write an essay, poem, or song about anti-bullying

_____ 5. Make a list of what resources are available to you and your family if you are the victim of bullying.

_____ 6. Gather some friends and make posters about anti-bullying. Ask your school if you can post them on campus, or place them around your community.

_____ 7. Cliques, and excluding others, are another form of bullying. Make an effort to include others in your conversations and activities. Examples might include asking someone new to join you and your friends for lunch; when someone asks if they can play a game with you and friends, tell them yes.”

_____ 8. Earn a character badge that will help you stand up to bullying such as the Courage badge, Perseverance badge, or Confidence badge.

_____ 9. Earn a character badge that will help prevent you from bullying others such as the Kindness badge, Respect badge, or Self Control badge.

_____ 10. Participate in a service project that has to do with bullying. Examples might include organizing an anti-bullying rally at your school; creating a website with activities to promote anti-bullying; or performing skits or songs regarding anti-bullying for schools, or youth groups.

_____ 11. Research careers that have to do with anti-bullying. Examples might include teachers, counselors, authors, psychologists, movie production, etc. How does this career address anti-bullying? What type of education would you need to have this career? What type of salary could you expect? What hours might you have to work? Where might you have to live?

_____ 12. Help teach younger kids how to deal with bullying.

_____ 13. Learn good manners such as please and thank you. Discuss how being polite can help avoid bullying. (Penguins and Otters optional)

_____ 14. Discuss why hitting, biting, shoving, etc. is considered bullying. Practice other, non-violent, ways of dealing with anger and frustration. (Penguins and Otters optional)

 

Third Party Resources:

The following resources were compiled by Kelby Pierce, Troop 42359, Girl Scouts of Western Washington.

Websites:

Phone Numbers:

  • Childhelp National Child Abuse Helpline: 1-800-4CHILD
  • National Suicide Prevention Helpline: 1-800-273-talk

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