Resources for children
We believe that app-based learning is a particularly exciting and effective way for pupils to learn about real-life issues such as bullying, especially when combined with exciting stories.
Grik the Goblin our second anti-bullying resource for children, was released this month and uses short stories and creative, engaging activities to help children understand bullying. Children can follow the adventures of a smart little goblin called Grik, his encounters with bullies Bill and Sam, and the witty ways he outsmarts them.
Awareness of bullying is also crucial for adults working with children. It is easy for adults to see children’s squabbles or insecurities as trivial, and simply tell them to 'go and play'. Beat Bullying (coming soon) was written by children’s author Roger Hurn and helps teachers, parents/carers and other adults working with children understand why and how bullying occurs.
Beat Bullying contains 14 poems, stories and plays that adults can use with children to help them think about bullying, including how you should respond to bullies, how adults can be the victims and perpetrators of bullying and the problems with ignoring when others are being bullied.
Beat Bullying also helps school staff implement practical anti-bullying strategies, such as establishing a school council, making expectations about bullying public and organising lunch breaks to promote inclusiveness and limit the chances of bullying.
Grik the Goblin and Tim and Tess: Safeguarding Stories are both available as part of MyLibrary or can be purchased individually on the App Store and Google Play.
Beat Bullying will soon be available in the CPD Library. To browse more CPD titles, go to pearson.co.uk/CPD.
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