Are You Hip to This?
Get in small groups and ask you neighbor what they think about bullying.
- When you think of a bully, what does that mean to you?
- How do you define bullying?
What do the experts say about bullying? Take a moment for each person in your group to read a section from “Get Hip: Bullying Defined”
- Bullying is “Not Just a Part of Growing Up”
- Types of Bullying
- Imbalance of Power
- Harmful Effects & Statistics
Pick a segment of the music video. As you watch it again, think about what the experts say as you analyze the characters’ behaviors. Note down in the worksheet:
- Does the behavior of the characters in the video resonate with any of the definitions, concepts or roles described in "Get Hip: Bullying Defined?"
- Which ones, and how so?
Now consider the US Government’s definition of bullying:
“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.”
- How is this definition similar or different from your concept of bullying?
- Based on your group discussion, how would you change your definition of bullying and why?