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 I have never noticed before. He has offered to tell the headmaster what he saw. Let's hope nobody finds out he has come forward. Nobody likes a snitch.
I hope my Mum doesn't find out. It wasn't my fault.
School have to take positive steps to deal with bullying but in 1930s Germany, where deep divisions were being created purposefully, the weak would have been very 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 sensitivity 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.
Resource See also the google book on Perspectives on Bullying and Difference (Colleen McLaughlin,Richard Byers,Caroline Oliver)
Procedure: #Creativity #Difference #Play
Skills: #self esteem #responsibility #empathy