ATTENTION PS188Q COMMUNITY PS188 DEI FOCUS for May2022
Bullying & Bias – Quote
Strong people stand up for themselves BUT the strongest people stand up for others. – unknown
Affirmation & Empowerment
Spotlight – Bullying & Bias
Chloe and her friends won’t play with the new girl, Maya. Every time Maya tries to join Chloe and her friends, they reject her. Eventually Maya stops coming to school. When Chloe’s teacher gives a lesson about how even small acts of kindness can change the world, Chloe is stung by the lost opportunity for friendship, and thinks about how much better it could have been if she’d shown a little kindness toward Maya.
Click Book Read Aloud Link for a YouTube video of the book.
- Have you ever been in a situation like the one in the story? What did you do?
- What’s something kind you’ve done recently?
- Why do you think Chloe treated Maya the way she did?
- How does Chloe feel at the end of the story? What could she have done differently?
“Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time.”
Learn More About Why Kids May Bully
Children may display bullying behaviors for a variety of reasons, including peer, family, emotional, and school factors. Read more here.
Resources & Links
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