Social Bullying
How do social dynamics impact the ways we treat our peers, for better or for worse?
level: Middle School
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discussion questions
  • Is social bullying as hurtful as other types of bullying? Why?
  • Why would someone bully their own friends?
  • Do you think people find it easier to bully others when they’re in a group? Why?
  • If you are uncomfortable with how your friends treat you, what are examples of things you can do about it?
  • Can having empathy for a target of social bullying help you avoid joining in the behavior?
  • What are examples of things you can do when you hear a rumor about someone?
  • Why does Melissa Joan Hart think it’s important for people to step out of cliques?
  • In Tony Robbins’ video, he tells the story of a group of kids who dressed up to support a peer who was bullied. Why do you think it was such an effective strategy?
  • Do you think Parker is right, that a student’s example is more powerful than an adult’s? Why?