Bullying and Self Esteem for Elementary Grades


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The following is a list of titles just purchased by the Media Library for our dubbing collection. For more teacher resources, please search our online catalogue

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Bullying Titles:

Bully Smart Series
VHS   $1.62 (1 2-hour tape)    
DVD   $6.48 (4 DVDs)
Grades 3-5
This four-video set explores positive ways to recognize and deal with bullying situations. Students are encouraged to work together to build a zero-tolerance policy toward bullying, while practicing skills that will both prevent and reduce bullying problems. This series also looks at why people bully and how to spot bullying in oneself. Titles include: Don't Stand By (15 min.), Five Ways to Stop a Bully (15 min.), Are You a Bully? (20 min.), and Help! I'm a Bully (15 min.) (2006 ; 65 min.)


Bully Dance
VHS   $1.13    
DVD   $1.62
Grades P-9
The "stick people" in Bully Dance are imaginary, but this gritty tale of childhood bullying is all too familiar. Like the dance beat pulsating throughout the film, the bully's intimidation of a smaller victim is unrelenting. Whild this video offers no simple solutions, it does compel viewers - teachers, parents and children - to take stock of their actions and to find ways to end the painful experience of peer abuse. A study guide is available online at: (2000 ; 11 min.)


Feather Boy 
VHS - two tapes   $3.00    
DVD - six discs   $9.60
This six-part series is adapted from the award winning children's book, Feather Boy by Nicky Singer. The story is about Robert Nobel, a boy who despairs of his newly divorced parents. Robert is the butt of classroom jokes and a victim of Niker the classroom bully. He is haunted by dreams that seem to tell the future as well as the past. His life changes when a storyteller invites some of his class to Mayfield House, a place Robert has already dreamed about. There he meets a spiky old lady called Edith Sorrel who chooses him as her partner. He embarks on a series of events that will change their lives forever. Appropriate for use with grades 4-6. (2004 ; 180 min.)


Gum in my Hair 
VHS   $1.13    
DVD   $1.62
Grades 4-6
Did you know: 41% of students reported being involved in social bullying as either victims or bullies ; bullying occurs in school playgrounds every 7 minutes and once every 25 minutes in class ; every month, 13% of Canadian students report being victims of electronic bullying? This video is an engaging, entertaining answer to the serious problem of bullying. It offers young people concrete techniques that they can practice and use in response to ongoing bullying. (2006 ; 21 min.)


See a Bully! Stop a Bully!
VHS  $1.13
DVD  $1.62
Healthy P-2
Bullying expert Detective Bill E. Finder shows young elementary students how they can become "Junior Bullying Detectives." Using his old case files, Detective Bill helps viewers identify various types of bullying, appreciate how the targets of bullying feel, and gain insight into what children really think about bullies. This lively program helps viewers consider the consequences of their own behavior, understand the behavior of others, and feel comfortable turning to adults for support. (2006 ; 15 min.)


You're Mean! : When Words Hurt Us
VHS   $1.13    
DVD   $1.62
Grades P-5
This age-appropriate program helps children understand that words can hurt—whether the insults are intentional or the inadvertent result of "trying to be funny." Four common school and home vignettes identify the power of words: a know-it-all who tries to boss others around, a playground bully who enjoys picking on other children, a teacher’s pet who relishes seeing other students make mistakes, and an older sibling whose sarcastic banter distresses her little brother. Each vignette includes a positive outcome where children find a way to stand up for themselves and overcome the power of hurtful words. Techniques include: Stand Up for Yourself, Ignore the Bully, Explain How the Words Make You Feel, and Seek Help From an Adult. (2007 ; 13 min.)


We're In, You're Out : Looking At Cliques 
VHS   $1.13    
DVD   $1.62
Grades 3-5
Finding their niche in a particular social group can be the most important focus in a youngster's life. The idea of being left out or not belonging to a particular group can make kids miserable. This program helps youngsters look at the positive and negative impact of cliques on both individuals and groups. (2005 ; 16 min.)

Self-esteem Titles:

Caution : Teenager Under Construction
VHS   $1.13    
DVD   $1.62
Grades 5-8
This fast-paced program uses humor and appealing animations to introduce students in middle school to the many changes that accompany adolescence. Program goes beyond the physical manifestations of puberty and discusses the emotional, social and developmental changes that occur. Likeable teen hosts reassure students of many normal aspects of early adolescence: changing relationships with friends, a new sense of independence from parents, unpredictable moments of emotional upheaval and distraction, and more. What matters most is acceptance of self and others. (2007 ; 20 min.)


Developing Self Confidence
VHS   $1.13    
DVD   $1.62
Grades 5-9
Using a series of dynamic vignettes and engaging animated cartoons, this program examines the ins and outs of learning self confidence. By watching Carly, Ben, Alex and Maria, students will learn four key strategies for improving self-confidence and how to analyze their own behavior. The four strategies are: Stop Making Excuses, Take Reasonable Risks, Examine Your Fears, and Identify and Change Negative Self-Talk. Each strategy is carefully explained and dramatized in ways sure to inspire even the shyest middle-schooler. (2007 ; 18 min.)


Feeling Good About Me
VHS   $1.13    
DVD   $1.62
Health - Grades P-2
This video teaches children that being responsible means helping out when you're asked, following the rules, and doing the right thing without being told. These three points are illustrated in a series of engaging vignettes. The concepts are reinforced using a cheerful song about how being responsible makes kids feel proud "to the tips of my toes". Viewers see children performing many easy-to-follow tasks that foster teamwork and self-esteem: cleaning up toys, helping with family chores, helping an elderly relative and more. This program makes it clear that acting responsibly is a great way to feel good about yourself. (2006 ; 14 min.)



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