As a sequel to yesterday's post, I wanted to add one more video I found that would be appropriate to show to students to get them thinking about how their words and actions can hurt as much as physical violence.
As a follow-up activity, give students a fresh, clean, crisp piece of paper. Have them crumple it up, step on it, rub it in dirt, but don't rip it. Ask the students to unfold and flatten out the paper. Have them say sorry and try to fix the paper so it looks like it did before. Explain to students that no matter how hard they try, the paper is never going to look new again, the scars and marks will always be there. This is what happens when you hurt and bully another person; you can apologize, but the marks remain, and they add up over time. This can be a powerful reminder to students how their actions can affect others.
 



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