Break the Cycle
How can kindness and understanding help targets of bullying, as well as those who bully?
level: Elementary School
Neil Gaiman | Don't Become Them
discussion questions
  • How did you feel watching the video about people who used to bully others? Did it change how you think about people who bully?
  • Can you remember a time when you realized something you were doing was wrong?
  • How can bullying be like a chain reaction? What could a cycle of bullying be?
  • What is empathy? How do you think empathy could help in a bullying situation?
  • Do you agree with the idea that “hurt people hurt people”? Why or why not?
  • Do you think talking to the person who’s bullying is a good strategy? Why or why not?
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has a quote, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” How can that quote apply to putting an end to bullying?