Technology gives us more efficient ways to hurt each other through gossip or bullying while thinking there are no consequences for our actions. It’s important to recognize that those who bully are hurt and broken people who are looking for significance. Bystanders reinforce bullying when they do nothing, but also have great power to make it stop if they choose to act.
The Bullying Conversation Kit will help you discuss that great power with your student in relevant, disarming way!
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Video 1: Technology gives us more efficient ways to hurt each other through gossip or bullying while thinking there are no consequences for our actions.
Video 2: Words have incredible power. Through words, we can create, destroy, bring pleasure, or cause pain. One of the ways we use our words to gain power over others is by reducing them to a label, sometimes a degrading one. When we attack others through gossip or bullying, we are actually waging war on God Himself because the people we are attacking are made in His image.
Video 3: All of us will be deeply hurt at some point in our lives. While revenge is a wrong reaction, it is rooted in a desire for justice. Our response to an attack should be to “turn the other cheek,” that is, assert our value without sinning. Some have been so hurt by others that they’re convinced violence is the only way to regain significance. But love is the only effective answer to darkness and hatred.
Video 4: It’s essential that we distinguish between people’s behavior and their identities. Christ empowers us to see those who bully as victims of evil so that we can work toward not internalizing their hurtful words and behavior. We need to practice healthy conflict resolution and accountability. Reconciliation might not be possible, but forgiveness is and will set us free from bitterness.