I think this is a good example of why bullying is a problem. Look at how many students stay home each day from school because they are afraid of bullying. Bullying is a problem because it stops people from getting an education. -Brian W. This is so sad
Sometimes a teacher just needs a tangible way to show the harmful effects of bullying...this is mine. I call it "The Apple Activity". The premise is simple enough but the message behind the lesson is the most powerful message in anti-bullying I have used in my own classroom to date.
If yelling at children is not a good thing, yelling that comes with verbal putdowns and insults can be qualified as emotional abuse. It’s been shown to have long-term effects, like anxiety, low self-esteem, and increased aggression. It also makes children more susceptible to bullying since their understanding of healthy boundaries and self-respect are skewed.