Bullying and Resilience

Teach Starter Publishing
9 x lessons | Suitable for grades: 3 - 4

This Personal, Social and Community Health unit introduces five resilience strategies to help students deal positively and effectively with bullying.

It consists of 9 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.

Note: Lesson 9 will require an additional one or two lessons for the students to complete the independent task.


  • To identify the key traits of bullying.
  • To identify what bullying is not.
  • To identify what cyberbullying is.
  • To identify different emotions and how bullying can make a person feel.
  • To identify and understand emotional resilience.
  • To identify the importance of reporting bullying and who to report to.
  • To identify and use the resilience Tool Kit strategies.
  • To identify the best resilience Tool Kit strategy to use in different bullying scenarios.
  • To share the resilience Tool Kit strategies with the school community and beyond.

Preparing for Learning

This Personal, Social and Community Health unit provides excellent opportunities for cross-curricular integration. Look for ways to meaningfully integrate the content of the unit with other learning areas e.g. Literacy and Drama.
Prior to commencing the unit, develop a bullying and resilience display in the classroom. Display postersword wall vocabulary and learning goals that the students will engage with throughout the unit to stimulate their learning. For examples of additional teaching resources to display in your classroom, browse the Bullying collection on the Teach Starter website.

Some of the materials required for the unit lessons may need to be sourced prior to teaching. For this reason, it is advised that teachers browse through all lessons before commencing the unit.


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