Back at school and who should I see but Rainer. I tried to avoid him all day but when someone attacks you from behind a door there isn't much you can do but fight back. Like all bullies he is a coward when you stand up to him.
He had it coming and now I know he wont bother me again. I made a new friend too. Herbert is a quiet boy who never speaks but he has offered to tell the headmaster what he saw. For his sake, let's hope nobody finds out he has come forward. And for mine, I hope my Mum doesn't find out. It wasn't my fault.
Bern's school was struggling to deal with bullying during a difficult period in the 1930s where a deep divisions were being created which prayed on the weak and vulnerable.
An emoji creator like bitmoji.com can be used to let students create personalised emoji's of themselves. Bitmoji plugs directly into gmail. Students create a Gmail account then use the emojis as an engaging writing to work on the causes of bullying, identify signs of bullying and develop senitivity to this issue.
Tip: If you right click save the gmail message page you can save all the characters used in the message for other speaking or presentation activities.
See also the google book on Perspectives on Bullying and Difference (Colleen McLaughlin,Richard Byers,Caroline Oliver)
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