For the first activity, we focus on the main culprit: the bully. We ask the kids to raise both hands and ask a series of questions focused on traits of bulies and ask the kids to put down fingers if any of the questions apply to them. The purpose of this activity is not to make the kids feel bad for having traits of bulllies, but yet to show that no one is truly exempt from being one.
This is a role play activity and for it, you will need three volunteers. You will asign the roles of bully, victim and bystander. You can make up a situation in which the victim is bullied by the bully. Then, ask the bystander what they WANT to do. Then ask the bystander what they SHOULD do. Explain the difference, which is dependent on how the bystander responds and use this as a pathway to discuss how to handle bullying, such as comforting the victim or getting help from a supervisor
This activity is similar to The Bully, as you will ask the children a series of questions relating to traits of the victim of bullying. You can either have the kids stand up or get in a line and walk forward if a question applies to them. If concerned about the children's privacy as they are answering the questions, have them close thier eyes as they are doing it.
This is the staple of the MY VOICE program. For this, you will need a giant heart. Ask the children to say things that would break their heart to heard. As they say them, shrink the heart by folding it. Then ask them to say things that would make their heart happy. As they say it, gradually unfold the heart. Ask them to describe the heart. Then explain the message as follows: Nice words can heal a damaged heart but it can never truly be the same again. Start saying nice things not when the heart is fully damaged, but when repair can still be done. We all have one voice. Use your voice to lessen the pain, not worsen it