Children who are suffering from School Bullying or being victimised because of their race, appearance or disability need help from teachers, parents or carers to tackle the problem. We’ve found a collection of free printable anti-bullying worksheets, leaflets and games which parents and teachers can use to help kids deal with the distress of being targeted by a bully or a gang of bullies.
Some resources use colourful cartoon-style pictures and images to help get the message across whilst others may introduce the idea of role-play or group classroom discussions and activities; there are also some helpful PowerPoint presentations plus comprehensive lesson plans and guides to (online) Cyber-Bullying. Either way, we hope the following printable worksheets and downloads will help any child that is being regularly teased, targeted or injured.
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They’ve been around since 1999 so BullyingUK have plenty to offer a teacher, parent or carer needing advice on school bullying … including the possibility of a child being bullied by a teacher. (Hopefully not so common a problem these days but those of us that went to school in the 1970s and 1980s will remember that teachers were rarely accountable for any physical or verbal abuse they may have dished out!). There are heaps of resources for a school or college to use for assemblies or class briefings to highlight bullying including an anti-bullying presentation for children and young people. The presentation describes the different (sometimes subtle) types of bullying behaviour, how it affects the victims and the consequences. There’s also advice on creating an enforcing anti-bullying policies.
A federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services stopbullying.gov is a well structured website that wants to help carers, parents and school staff to prevent bullying by creating strategies, building safe school and college environments, and – most importantly – by talking about the issue. They cover the usual definitions of bullying, roles that young people play and warning signs but also extend their content to cover LGBTQ youths and young people with special needs. Diversity, religion and race are covered too along with the cruel and relentless cyberbullying that is now so easily carried out through phones and computers via text messages, apps, social media, etc.
There’s a handful of printables at Kidscape for monitoring and tackling bullying such as a printable PDF format log and school contact record that provides a quick and simple way for a school to share incidents of bullying with a parent. Another good idea is a ‘Top Tips for Drivers’ printable which provides drivers with advice if they happen to witness bullying on school transport. There’s a collection of ‘Being Me’ resources for encouraging the celebration of difference and promoting inclusion, and younger children will enjoy the free Elmer colouring page that’s used to celebrate ‘Friendship Friday’. By colouring in the patchwork everybody will create a unique piece of artwork with Elmer the Elephant as the star of the show.
The multi-dimensional BBC have created many bullying resources over the years including videos, lesson plans, stories, printables, colouring pages, etc., however they jump around all over the place and can often appear as quickly as they disappear. We can’t therefore link to a specific page but if you visit their homepage and type ‘bullying’ into the search box you’ll see what’s on offer. Currently there’s teachers’ material for KS1 and KS2 PSHE and Citizenship, advice from young victims, what to do if you’re seeing some else being victimised and Anti-Bullying Week. (The latter involves ‘Odd Socks Day’ which takes place annually on the first day of Anti Bullying Week. Much of this content sits within their CBBC sections.
The author of Bully Blocking has a fantastic web page that answers the question “What Is School Bullying?” in one of the most detailed yet concise formats we’ve come across. Perfect for constructing worksheets, fact packs or leaflets this one page takes you through forms of bullying, when it occurs, for how long, gender, statistics, difficulties in tackling it, peers, parents and heaps more. Whether you need supporting information for a school or college then this site can help and you might be particularly interested in the ‘The Bully’ link which provides a simple yet detailed profile of typical bullies, why they do it (malicious and non-malicious reasons), gender differences and even how they turn out in later life. Follow the School Bullying Resources link in the left hand menu bar to a page with around 20 links to other related websites.
You know we’re mad about colouring so you must visit The PACER Center’s Kids Against Bullying website where there’s a free 10 page printable colouring book which is a fun way to help get across a serious message. Perfect for younger children the printable colouring pages (Adobe PDF) let children explore their feelings with crayons and colours all reinforced with important anti-bullying messages such as “Everybody Deserves Respect” and “Celebrate Differences”. This site also has information for teens and a sprinkling of on-line multiple choice quiz questions to test that kids have understood the messages. ALSO there’s a printable handout that helps you to think about how ‘the crew’ should deal with bullies; the characters have a variety of challenges including epilepsy, autism, down syndrome and being hard of hearing.
Take a look at our other page of bullying resources too.