Discover How A Bullying Quiz Can Help You
You may remember the “school bully” from your childhood, but you may not have known that bullying would become such a huge epidemic in today’s schools. Modern bullying has various manifestations, including:
But no matter what it’s called, bullying is hurtful, unkind, and illegal. As a parent, you want to do everything you can to stop it. In this quest, a bullying quiz can help you. This article will discuss why bullying awareness is important and how you can facilitate it in your home. It will also include resources you can draw from to help you. At the end of the article there will be a quick bullying quiz. You can use this quiz to assess your bullying awareness level, or you can administer it to your child to see how much he or she knows before you start working on bullying awareness training.
A bullying quiz is an important tool to use in bullying awareness education. So let’s look at why bullying awareness education is important. Educating your children and students about bullying will help in more ways than you think. Some of the benefits you may think of include:
- Helping your children know when they’re being bullied
- Giving your children tools to protect themselves from bullying
- Turning your children from into active witnesses to prevent bullying
But in addition to active protection, awareness training can also prevent bullying by:
- Changing attitudes about bullying
- Teaching students to respect one another
- Prompting helpful questions (have I ever bullied my friends?)
- Helping students get along
- Increasing tolerance of cultural and other differences
To be effective, bullying awareness training needs to cover these topics:
- Types of bullying (including not only school bullying, but also cyberbullying and similar types)
- How to recognize bully behavior
- The right response to bullying
- What a target looks like and how to not be a target
- How to examine your own behavior
- How to keep your friends accountable
Bullying Awareness Training Materials:
You should teach this bullying awareness in several lessons over the course of a week. After each lesson you should give a quiz to assess progress. At the end of the week you should give an overall bullying quiz. If you’re teaching your children about bullying at home, some of the best teaching materials include:
- Books that you can read together with your children and then discuss
- Interactive websites where children can complete fun activities while learning
- Free videos kids can watch that teach about bullying
- Free printables, such as worksheets, that children can fill out and then discuss with you
- A bullying quiz that you can give to make sure they’ve learned everything they need to know
Educational materials are available both for parents (to educate yourself) and for children to read themselves. Some books intended to help parents include:
- Dan Olweus: “Bullying at School: What We Know and What We Can Do”
- Barbara Coloroso: “The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander”
- William Voors: “The Parent’s Book about Bullying: Changing the Course of Your Child’s Life”
These will be most useful for you and for teenaged or adult children. If your children are in elementary or middle school, they may benefit more from some of the following books:
- Trudy Ludwig and Maurie J. Manning: “Sorry!”
- Bob Sornson, Maria Dismondy and Kim Shaw: “The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up For Others”
- Tracy Ludwig and Abigail Marble: “My Secret Bully”
If you’re not very experienced with technology, you may wonder where to find materials such as these. There are several ways you can find such materials, and if you need help operating the technology, there is sure to be a librarian or tech-friendly relative who can help you find what you need. Start by looking in these places for materials:
- Your local library may have both fiction and nonfiction books at your child’s reading level that teach important concepts about bullying. If you’re not comfortable using the online library catalog, ask the librarian to help you find books about bullying.
- Your child’s school most likely has a bullying prevention system, including school rules, consequences, and perhaps in-class training. They may have printed materials for parents on the subject of helping children who are either bullies or who are being bullied.
- Your child’s classroom teacher will be happy to work with you on a subject so important to your child’s welfare. If she doesn’t already teach a segment about bullying awareness in her classroom, you might ask her if she could spare a lesson or two to discuss this crucial subject with the class. You could even spare her the trouble of preparing the material by offering to do the presentation yourself.
- The internet has hundreds of websites dedicated to bullying prevention. While you’re researching, try to look for authoritative websites, such as those with .edu, .org, and .net endings. If you don’t think you can find websites on your own, ask your librarian or your child’s classroom teacher for website addresses or links that you can click. Some suggested links are included at the bottom of this page.
Free Bullying Quiz:
For your pre-teaching quiz, you can either write your own bullying quiz or you can use the quiz given here. This quiz measures a general awareness and knowledge of bullying.
Write TRUE or FALSE beside each question:
1. It’s okay to bully some people because they’re just weird
2. Teasing can sometimes be a part of bullying
3. There are laws that protect you from being bullied
4. If someone bullies you, you should keep quiet about it
5. Telling an adult about bullying is the same as tattling
6. People often bully because they’re insecure about themselves
7. Victims of bullying are usually good students
8. If someone becomes a bully, they usually get over it once they grow up
9. Physical bullying (such as pushing someone) is the only important form of bullying
10. About a third of teens in the USA have been involved in bullying
If you’re writing your own quiz, you may want to look up example quizzes online as a resource when writing your questions. Alternatively, you can use information gained from books and websites for formulating your questions. Other types of bullying quizzes you may want to use include a quiz to help you tell whether your child is a victim and one to tell whether your child has been bullying anyone. Some examples of these types of quizzes can be found on the websites listed below.