Becoming an “Upstander”
When talking about bullying, you can also introduce the idea of “oops or ouch.”
Watch together as Big Bird is bullied by a group of birds that excluded him from their club (saying he’s too yellow, too tall, and too big-footed) and help children notice how he and his friends handle it. Ask:
- How did Big Bird feel when the other birds called him names?
- How did Elmo and Abby help Big Bird? (by finding a grown-up to help)
When talking about bullying, you can also introduce the idea of “oops or ouch.” Accidentally bumping into someone is a mistake—an “oops.” But pushing someone on purpose is an “ouch.” If we do either an oops or an ouch, it’s important to apologize. But if a person keeps doing “ouches,” that’s called bullying.
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