Verbal Bullying
How can students prevent verbal bullying and lessen its effects?
level: Middle School
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discussion questions
  • Why do some people use slurs or derogatory words?
  • Why is it important to call people out for using language you believe is hurtful?
  • What are some things you can say to someone who verbally bullies others or uses offensive language, like racist or homophobic slurs?
  • Why does Michael J. Fox think it’s important to go up to someone after they’ve been bullied?
  • What are examples of things you can say to someone after they’ve been verbally bullied?
  • Do you agree with Frank that you should try to ignore verbal attacks directed at you?
  • Is it easier for the target of bullying or bystanders to stop verbal abuse? Why?
  • How can having a positive self-image reduce the power of negative words?
  • Can you give an example of how you might prevent verbal bullying from happening in the first place?