Bully Prevention

Storytelling and the Illinois Social Emotional Learning Standards

Use stories to communicate a common vocabulary for use in dealing with the bully, the bullied and the bystander

Use stories to teach character education, conflict resolution, and empathy for the feelings of others

Use stories to address multiple Illinois Social Emotional Learning Standards

Social Emotional Learning Standards

Goal 2:  Use social-awareness and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships.

Why this goal is important: Building and maintaining positive relationships with others are central to success in school and life and require the ability to recognize the thoughts, feelings, and perspectives of others, including those different from one’s own. In addition, establishing positive peer, family, and work relationships requires skills in cooperating, communicating respectfully, and constructively resolving conflicts with others.

Learning Standard – A:  Recognize the feelings and perspectives of others.

Early Elementary
2A.1a. Recognize that others may experience situations differently from oneself.
2A.1b. Use listening skills to identify the feelings and perspectives of others.

Late Elementary
2A.2a. Identify verbal, physical, and situational cues that indicate how others may feel.
2A.2b.  Describe the expressed feelings and perspectives of others.

Middle/Jr. High
2A.3a. Predict others’ feelings and perspectives in a variety of situations.
2A.3b. Analyze how one’s behavior may affect others.

Early High School
2A.4a. Analyze similarities and differences between one’s own and others’ perspectives.
2A.4b. Use conversation skills to understand others’ feelings and perspectives.

Late High School
2A.5a. Demonstrate how to express understanding of those who hold different opinions.
2A.5b. Demonstrate ways to express empathy for others.

Learning Standard – B:  Recognize individual and group similarities and differences.

Early Elementary
2B.1a. Describe the ways that people are similar and different.
2B.1b. Describe positive qualities in others.

Late Elementary
2B.2a. Identify differences among and contributions of various social and cultural groups.
2B.2b. Demonstrate how to work effectively with those who are different from oneself.

Middle/Jr. High
2B.3a. Explain how individual, social, and cultural differences may increase vulnerability to bullying and identify ways to address it.
2B.3b. Analyze the effects of taking action to oppose bullying based on individual and group differences.

Early High School
2B.4a. Analyze the origins and negative effects of stereotyping and prejudice.
2B.4b. Demonstrate respect for individuals from different social and cultural groups.

Late High School
2B.5a. Evaluate strategies for being respectful of others and opposing stereotyping and prejudice.
2B.5b. Evaluate how advocacy for the rights of others contributes to the common good.

Learning Standard – C: Use communication and social skills to interact effectively with others.

Early Elementary
2C.1a. Identify ways to work and play well with others.
2C.1b. Demonstrate appropriate social and classroom behavior.

Late Elementary
2C.2a. Describe approaches for making and keeping friends.
2C.2b. Analyze ways to work effectively in groups.

Middle/Jr. High
2C.3a. Analyze ways to establish positive relationships with others.
2C.3b. Demonstrate cooperation and teamwork to promote group effectiveness.

Early High School
2C.4a. Evaluate the effects of requesting support from and providing support to others.
2C.4b. Evaluate one’s contribution in groups as a member and leader.

Late High School
2C.5a. Evaluate the application of communication and social skills in daily interactions with peers, teachers, and families. 
2C.5b. Plan, implement, and evaluate participation in a group project.

Learning Standard - D. Demonstrate an ability to prevent, manage, and resolve interpersonal conflicts in constructive ways.

Early Elementary
2D.1a. Identify problems and conflicts commonly experienced by peers.
2D.1b. Identify approaches to resolving conflicts constructively.

Late Elementary
2D.2a. Describe causes and consequences of conflicts.
2D.2b. Apply constructive approaches in resolving conflicts.

Middle/Jr. High
2D.3a. Evaluate strategies for preventing and resolving interpersonal problems.
2D.3b. Define unhealthy peer pressure and evaluate strategies for resisting it.

Early High School
2D.4a. Analyze how listening and talking accurately help in resolving conflicts.
2D.4b. Analyze how conflict-resolution skills contribute to work within a group.

Late High School
2D.5a. Evaluate the effects of using negotiation skills to reach win-win solutions.
2D.5b. Evaluate current conflict-resolution skills and plan how to improve them.