Summary: Groups of participants work together to create a pledge.
Target Grades: 6th grade and above
Minimum time needed: 30 minutes
Materials: Computer with internet access. NOTE: before doing this exercise, make sure your classroom computer has JAVA installed and allows this program to run.
Connection to bullying: Pledges are used to support desirable behaviors, such as a pledge to not bully. Have students develop and sign a bullying pledge.
Show students some example pledges to not bully, such as:
As a Kid Against Bullying, I will:
- Speak up when I see bullying.
- Reach out to others who are bullied.
- And be a friend whenever I see bullying.
The NOT IN OUR SCHOOL Pledge:
- I will not be a bully
- I will help the bullied
- I will speak up about bullying
Divide students into groups or ask them to work alone. Ask students to develop their own pledge, write it on a blank page, and decorate it.
Ask students to share their pledges with the group.
Pledges can be displayed on a bulletin board or on the walls of the school.
ADAPTATION: Students can perform their pledge, such as through acting, singing, or dancing
NOTE: This activity can be done in conjunction with Morning Announcements, with the pledges read as announcements.
“It got kids working together as a group on a common goal.”