Web Exercises

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Web Exercise #1: The Most Beautiful Way to Stop a Bully
LO 10.2 Examine the roles of friendship, peer acceptance, and peer victimization in school-age children’s adjustment

Chapter 10 discusses the characteristics of bullies and victims, how parent and school factors contribute to bullying, and outcomes of bullying. In this exercise, students will watch a TED talk 

  1. Discuss the bullying that occurred.
  2. How did he respond to the bullying?
  3. Compare the speaker’s experience with the information on bullying in the textbook. Identify similarities and differences. 
  4. How can this information be used to help children? 


Web Exercise #2: Voice of a Child of Divorce
LO 10.3 Discuss family relationships in middle childhood and the influence of family structure on adjustment.

Divorce influences a child’s socioemotional development in many ways. Sometimes the child has to deal with the socioeconomic issues that come with single parenting. Sometimes the child has to deal with parents who can’t get along or who cohabitate with new parents. When the parents cannot get along, the impact on children can be overwhelming. Watch the following video and write down what comes to your mind. 

  1. What do we know about children’s adjustment after divorce? 
  2. Identify an example of how the ideas in this video clip illustrate findings on adjustment after divorce. 
  3. What advice do you provide divorcing parents on how to help their child adjust? 


Web Exercise #3: Child Sex Abuse
LO 10.4 Analyze the role of resilience in promoting adjustment to adversity, including characteristics of children and contexts that promote resilience.

Each year, children become victims of child predators. Chapter 10 introduces students to the issue of sex abuse, typical outcomes, and prevention strategies. In this exercise, students will learn more about child sex abuse and organizations to help victims.  First, watch the following documentary, Breaking the Silence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rShllw2gMk

Then visit the following website: https://ohl.rainn.org/online/

  1. What did you learn from watching this documentary?
  2. What stood out to you the most?
  3. How did being abused affect the people in the documentary?
  4. Why do you think someone would abuse a child?
  5. What are two programs to help victims?
  6. What advice would you give to someone who voices concerns that his or her child may be a victim of sex abuse?


Web Exercise #4: The Bully Project
LO: 10.2 Examine the roles of friendship, peer acceptance, and peer victimization in school-age children’s adjustment.

Directions: If your students are interested in bullying and how to help, go The Bully Project (http://www.thebullyproject.com/). You will find tools and resources for teachers, students, and parents to help stop and prevent bullying. The website also links students to a national anti-bullying campaign and helps them start their own anti Bully Project in their school.