"I Am Not Scared" Project
The bullying problem: an anti-bullying fairy-tale of 5th grade
Students of 5th grade of the primary school of Dromolaksias
Primary School of Dromolaksia
Bullying, fairy-tale, violence
1 - 20 pages
This document is a fairy-tale that was created by students of 5th grade of a primary school. It is a fairy-tale relevant to bullying and presents how students understand bullying. It was made in order to sensitize students regarding school bullying. It is a short fairy-tale, created by all the students of the 5th grade, who worked in four teams and each one wrote a chapter. It shows, through pupils’ eyes, how bullying is perceived by presenting a fantastic story, in which a boy is maltreated by a co-student girl. Students describe, in simple words, the school environment, the bully and the victim‘s profile, the impacts of school bullying to the victim, the school principle intervention and in the end the solution of the problem. Only in few pages and with a simple manner students have touched and presented the most important aspects of school bullying. This fairy-tale is addressed to students, from who is expected to be sensitized and understand the phenomenon, its aspects and the potential consequences the psychological health of the victim. They are also requested, by the authors, not to become bullies. Even the groups/ teams’ names are chosen very carefully (peace, love, respect, friendship) and give to the reader the friendly and positive environment that should exist in the classroom. From the team work and the fairy-tale, the students- authors concluded that bullying decreases the children’s self-esteem. Children mustn’t be scared and must have the courage of expressing their opinion and talk. It is also important that students have their parents at their side.
This fairy-tale is a very useful document for primary school students, regarding school bullying. The fact that it is written by primary school students makes it important, as it presents how the students themselves perceive the phenomenon of school bullying. It is written in simple and understandable language, in order to be approachable for even younger students. It has many drawings, made by the students- authors, relevant to school bullying, making it at the same time more attractive. Its small extent doesn’t tire students and allows to smaller students to read it by themselves. In the first page, there is a message from the classroom president, which mentions some information regarding bullying (what it is, what can cause, etc.). It also mentions the way that students –authors have worked (team work) and the conclusions. Last, the president asks from the students not to become bullies.
After that, the fairy-tale starts, by describing the nice and friendly school and classroom environment, where the story will take place. In the next chapter, the bully and victim’s profile are described. It follows the description of the bullying incident and at the end is presented the way that the problem was solved. It is very important that students involve the classroom teacher, the co-students of the bully and the victim, the school principle, the bully‘s parents and the church for the problem solution. They involve, in a few words, the wider social environment (church) apart from the family and school environment.
http://www.ekpaideusi.com/Antiekfobistiko paramuthi 2010.pdf
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