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How can students prevent verbal bullying and lessen its effects?
level: Middle School
Why do some people use slurs or derogatory words?
Why is it important to call people out for using language you believe is hurtful?
What are some things you can say to someone who verbally bullies others or uses offensive language, like racist or homophobic slurs?
Why does Michael J. Fox think it’s important to go up to someone after they’ve been bullied?
What are examples of things you can say to someone after they’ve been verbally bullied?
Do you agree with Frank that you should try to ignore verbal attacks directed at you?
Is it easier for the target of bullying or bystanders to stop verbal abuse? Why?
How can having a positive self-image reduce the power of negative words?
Can you give an example of how you might prevent verbal bullying from happening in the first place?