An excellent new game designed to raise a child’s awareness of bullying and how it feels to be bullied. Students move along the board, selecting “Bullies,” “Victims,” or “Bystanders” cards. Devised by Fintan O’Regan (an experienced headteacher and behaviour specialist) it also encourages proactive actions on the part of the bystander who observes the bullying. Every incident card has been weighted based on the severity of the bullying so that children can see how harmful this behaviour is. Children are encouraged to model good behaviour on how to overcome bullying.
The game can be used to teach an awareness of bullying and the appropriate behaviour of a bystander within the curriculum. Alternatively, it can be used for mediation or resolution purposes. Here, after a bullying incident, the teacher can invite those involved to play the game together in an effort to understand what it is like to be bullied and how to prevent future incidences of bullying.