Title of Bulletin Board: Bullying is Bad
Suggested Grade Level: 6-8
Materials: Cut out letters, background paper, boarder, construction paper, felt paper, glossy paper & pictures
This bulletin board shows students that there are many different types of bullying and gives them examples of what they might look like. The board grabs their attention with the contrasting colors of red, blue and yellow a well displayed title and graphics. The boarder matched the background with computers as a technology theme. Letting them know what the bulletin board was like with a title of "Bullies Are Bad", their eyes are drawn into the board with the layout of simple statements or descriptions of a bully. Examples of those are things like “Teasing or Gossiping” and “Pushing or Shoving.” These let the students know there are different ways a bully can work. The center of the board can really help grab their attention also with a pretend laptop sized computer displaying a Facebook page created with content of what a bully may look like. This was made with a large piece of black felt paper and a printout of a Facebook page created in PowerPoint. You could also do a screen shot of a Facebook page and print it out. Glossy paper was used to give a more realistic look of a computer. Also were a few other graphics of cell phones to show them how texting and electronic devices can also be a way they can either be a bully or a victim. A couple of pictures to show what a bully may look like in person were added as well. These were all printed on the glossy paper. The bottom of the board has statements of “Are you a witness? Don't walk away. Get Help!" and “Were you a victim? You are Not Alone. Get Help!”. There are words at bottom letting the students know that "No One Wants To Feel Bad". The board becomes interactive with a QR code that they can scan with their smart phone to send them straight to the stop bullying website for more information or help. These are very easy to create yourself. Many websites will do it for you just by entering the website information. Above the QR Code is the statement "Scan here to get help or learn more".
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Submitted by Shannon Reynolds who teaches at University of North Carolina at Wilmington in Wilmington, NC. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 3/21/2012 12:00:22 AM. Viewed 7552 times since 3/1/2012.