Bullying, and being bullied, can start from a very young age. As adults are influential in the lives of young children it is important that we are proactive and diligent when it comes to managing it.
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You can find the transcript for this episode on this previous research post 10 Ways to Combat Bullying in the Early Years. You’ll also find some recommended books for using with children and the research credits there.
Bullying: A Definition
Click the link to download this Bullying: What Should I Do? poster. The third point is especially important for those at-risk children who react aggressively to being bullied. If they can practice greater self-control while still young it will help prevent the victim-bully cycle.
Talking about emotions
Encouraging children to talk about their feelings, and teaching them the vocabulary they can use to express themselves, can be helpful. You might like to use this animated video of Five Little Ducks and their Feelings as a jumping off point.
There is a teaching pack available for learning about emotions using the Five Little Ducks. You can take a look at it here at my Teachers Pay Teachers store.
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