Encourage elementary, middle, and high school students to reflect on the negative consequences of bullying using these bullying writing prompts.
These prompts empower kids to stand up against wrongdoing plus formulate practical solutions… all while helping them to develop their writing skills.
These bullying writing prompts will make a great addition to your anti-bullying lessons.
Bullying Writing Prompts
1. Pretend that you are the lead singer of a rock group. The drummer is jealous of you and bullies you constantly. Describe how you would solve this problem.
2. An older kid comes to steal your bike. How will you defend yourself or solve the problem?
3. Give advice to a child younger than you explaining how to stop a bully from taking his/her lunch money every day.
4. Write about a time that a peer was mean to you. What happened, and how did the issue get resolved?
5. Describe three ways to handle conflicting opinions.
6. An affirmation is a motivational phrase repeated to oneself in order to build self-confidence. Create a list of affirmations about kindness to others.
7. Write a letter describing ways that people can show kindness to others.
8. When a person bullies, the other person is a victim. Write about a time when you were a victim of bullying? What was the issue, and how was it resolved? If the problem has not yet been resolved, what do you wish the adults in your life could do to make things better?
9. Do you think it is always a good idea to tell the teacher or your parent that you are being bullied? Why or why not?
10. Bullies like to frighten others. Write about some ways that you can frighten a bully without violence so that he or she knows not to mess with you.
11. Explain the steps that a student must take when he or she has been threatened by another student.
12. Pretend that you overhear someone making a mean joke about someone else. Do you laugh along and then spread the joke to your friends? Or do you act like you never heard it? What would you do? Explain your thinking.
13. Create a story about a mean boy who performs cruel tricks on classmates. For the outcome, be sure the bully receives the appropriate consequence from the school.
14. In your opinion, what support systems should schools offer students who are being bullied or have been bullied?
15. Martin Luther King, Jr. was bullied often because some individuals were prejudiced against him. However, he never fought with violence. Modeling after MLK, what are some ways that we can resolve conflict with bullies peacefully?
16. Why do you think people stand by and prefer not to get involved when they see someone being bullied? Do you think this is a good decision or not?
17. Draft an article for the school newspaper giving tips on how to stand up against a bully without fighting.
18. In your opinion, what is cyberbulling? Describe some ways to prevent it.
19. Write a story using these words: friendship, bully, overcome, lesson
20. Bullies often try to isolate their victims from others. If you know someone is feeling left out or isolated, what actions can you take to make the individual feel more supported and less alone?
21. Do you ever believe it is a good idea to seek revenge on someone who has hurt you? Why or why not? What negative consequences could you have for doing so?
22. Write about a time when someone tried to intimidate you. What happened, and how did you respond?
23. Why do you think children start bullying others? Be specific.
24. Write about a time when you felt peer pressure to do something bad to someone else. Did you go through with it or take the high road? What feelings did you experience as you were being pressured?
25. Describe the characteristics of someone who has high self-esteem and self-worth.
26. What is the best way to stop a person from bullying others? Do you think it necessary to be strong in your reactions to a bully?
27. A.N.T.I.B.U.L.L.Y.I.N.G – Create an acrostic poem using the phrase anti-bullying.
28. Describe the top three characteristics of a bully. Give specific details.
29. An ally is a person on your side. In a bullying situation at school, who are students’ best allies for standing up against bullies? Why are these individuals good allies?
30. The answer is “Tell An Adult”. Write five different scenarios.
31. Describe what you would you do if you witnessed a classmate or younger child being bullied by someone.
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32. Write about the feelings you experience when someone teases you, makes fun of you, or doesn’t accept you for who you are. What are some good ways for coping in these situations?
33. Why do bullies keep bullying, even after repeated consequences? How can this problem be solved once and for all?
34. Describe the long-term consequences of bullying on victims.
35. Write a letter to the local councilman convincing him to begin an anti-bullying campaign in the local area. Be persuasive by providing good reasons why he should get involved.
36. Why do you think young children are greater targets for bullies? What measures can be taken to protect the little ones?
37. Write 10 words associated with anti-bullying. Then compose a poem that includes those words.
38. Write a story about a group of kids working together to defeat the neighborhood bully.
39. Can you identify a bully? He or she is not always obvious. From your knowledge, describe the characteristics of a bully.
40. Compare and contrast the characteristics of a bully and a friend.
41. In your opinion, why do you think a person chooses to become a bully? Explain your thinking.
42. Write about a time when you teased someone. How did you feel afterwards? If you could go back in time, what would you change about that situation?
43. What are some of the downfalls to standing up against a bully? In what ways can you lessen these reactions?
44. Compare and contrast cyberbulling and bullying in-person. In your opinion, which is worse and why?
45. In your opinion, do you think it is important to forgive a bully for hurting us? Why or why not?
46. Imagine someone bullies your best pal. What types of support can you offer him or her?
47. What is the responsible way to respond to a bully? Would you respond differently at school versus outside of school?
48. Write about a time when you stood up to a bully…for yourself or for someone else.
49. Brainstorm a social media hashtag for anti-bullying. Which ideas, events, and activities do you want associated with your hashtag?
50. In one or two paragraphs, write the three best results that occur when you accept others for who they are.
51. Share the similarities/differences between bullying and teasing.
52. Write an encouraging letter to a student who is struggling at school because of constant bullying. Offer tips for coping, tips for solving the issue, and share motivating affirmations to help him/her stay positive.
53. If a bully asks for forgiveness, should you accept? Why or why not?
54. Can adults be bullies? Write about a time when you witnessed an adult being a bully. How did the victim respond?
55. Write about a time you were bullied.
56. Have you ever been the bully? What was going on in your mind as you showed unkindness to the victim? What caused you to change?
57. What’s one superpower that you would like to possess in order to defend yourself against a bully? Describe how you would use it.
58. Write five anti-bullying writing prompts that you think your teacher might find useful.
59. Is bullying ever acceptable? Why or why not?
60. Create any story or article about bullying. Your writing piece can be a poem, persuasive speech, informative letter, etc.
61. Write about a time when you were bullied by a classmate. What happened? How was the bully stopped?
62. List ten to fifteen facts about cyberbullying. Use this cyberbulling information for assistance if you need.
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