Whenever I try to play they tell me to go away and call me names.” Sam aged 7.
How do you think Sam feels? What is his day like?
Year 6 started Monday morning by considering the effects of bullying.
Children discussed the above scenario, all contributing sensibly to the conversation.
He feels lonely because he doesn’t have anyone to play with.
He doesn’t like coming to school.
Sam might start to think that the names they are calling him are true.
He probably feels misunderstood.
– tell a trusted adult or friend
– don’t keep trying to play with them
– try to ignore them if they’re being horrible to him (but that’s not easy to do)
The children then progressed to discussing how others could help Sam and the importance of showing RESPECT in our daily lives.