Below you’ll find a guest post from Alexandre Brito – Founder of Storybow – highlighting a new story available on the site to help you explore the thoughts, feelings and experiences associated with bullying with 6 to 10 year olds. (Storybow offers a subscription service but is inexpensive at about £3 per month. All income is currently being reinvested into developing new stories). I‘ve written about Storybow before, here.
This week we’ve launched a new educational story about bullying – Fallout boy. This story is for children between 6 to 10 years old. In this story, our main character, Jack, is teased by his classmates because he is friends with a girl. One day he feels so upset and lonely that he decides to change…
The main themes presented in this story are:
– Loyalty in friendship
– Reasons behind teasing (insecurity, wanting to be part of the group, ..)
– Consequences of (cyber)bullying
and the different roles in bullying:
1) victim of bullying
3) standing up for victim
4) bullies and its leader
Also, we created a Bullying Worksheet ready to be used in class. It lets children think about different subjects, such as types of bullying, it’s consequences, and how to act as a bystander. Children can fill the worksheet in individually, and afterwards it can be used for a group discussion. We tell teachers to adopt a non-blaming stance towards bullies, and to promote active bystander skills.
Storybow founders Alexandre and Heleen are keen to invite feedback so please leave a comment with your thoughts and suggestions. What other additional resources might be helpful? What topics would you like to see tackled in their stories? You can comment without logging in below.