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It's never too early to provide students and staff with tools to prevent bullying, both in your school and in the community. Based on the latest field research, the Second Step Bullying Prevention Unit teaches Kindergarten–Grade 5 students how to recognize, report, and refuse bullying.

Lifelong Success

As students master these crucial skills, educators and school staff learn to recognize and respond appropriately when they observe bullying or receive a bullying report, all while gaining insight into teaching the unit to children.

Who Is the Bullying Prevention Unit For?

Building on the fundamentals of the Second Step Social-Emotional Learning Program, we developed the Bullying Prevention Unit with age-appropriate lessons for elementary classrooms (Kindergarten–Grade 5).


Why Choose the Second Step Bullying Prevention Unit?

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Research-Based

Based in research and backed by evidence, the Bullying Prevention Unit allows teachers to make the best use of class time.

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Integrated Approach

Via online training, school staff learn to work with all students involved in bullying, including bystanders, for an improved school climate.
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Helps Build Trust

When all staff learn how to recognize and respond to bullying effectively, students understand they can trust staff to deal with it appropriately.

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Engaging Video Lessons

Now available to stream, without a DVD!
With the help of acclaimed author Trudy Ludwig, woven engaging videos using Claymation, animation, and live action into each lesson.
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Reaches Families

Family materials extend lessons beyond the classroom and help families distinguish between peer conflict and bullying.
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Easy to Implement

The Bullying Prevention Unit includes principal resources, staff training, and student lessons to help everyone learn bullying prevention techniques.
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“ Relationships are so key in solving bullying issues. Kids love to trust that the adult cares. That's why it's so important that every single adult in a building has the strategy and the knowledge to listen to a student and validate what they're saying.”
Kim Bilanko, Principal, Benjamin Franklin Elementary, Kirkland WA

Lesson Samples

Explore the breadth of lessons, activities, and take-home materials in the Second Step Bullying Prevention Unit. Combined, these pieces create a comprehensive program to help educators prevent bullying throughout the school.

Staff Training

The Bullying Prevention Unit features training modules to help staff develop ways to effectively identify and deal with bullying throughout the school. Staff education is easy to implement and will help make a difference in students' lives.

Watch a Sample from Module 2

Principals & Program Coordinators

For principals and program coordinators, this module focuses on understanding the student–educator relationship, communication policies and procedures, and family communication. It takes 45–60 minutes.

All Staff

For all staff, this module focuses on recognizing, responding to, and reporting bullying. It takes 75–90 minutes.

Teachers & Counselors

For teachers and counselors, this module explores the lesson notebook and focuses on teaching the lessons, following through, and involving families. It takes 45–60 minutes.


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Resources for Families

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Family Letters

Keep families informed about classroom instruction and help them participate actively with online family resources.

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Take-Home Activities

Encourage family discussions and help students reinforce skills with these Take-Home Activities.

Sample Take-Home Activity (PDF)
Book List for Children

Book List for Kids

Recommended Children's Books (PDF)

Articles for Families

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