In "Sing to the Power," a Tapestry of Faith program
Participants enact scenarios in which bullying is planned, and brainstorm ways to respond in similar situations.
Affirm that it is difficult to know what to do or say in a situation that involves bullying. Ask for volunteers to act out the parts in the scenarios. Assign roles and distribute scenarios to volunteers. Give the volunteers a few minutes with their lines. Then, invite the volunteers to present their scenario to the group.
After each scenario, ask the group to think of ways to act with "fire power" in such a situation. Use these questions:
It is very possible that some participants will have been bullied and that some have acted as bullies, perhaps even toward others in this group. Most children will have witnessed a bullying scenario in real life. Be aware of interactions among the children and individual's responses to the scenarios. Consult the religious educator or minister if you feel pastoral care may be needed.
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Last updated on Wednesday, August 22, 2012.
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