I’ve been asked to provide another example of a social narrative for dealing with bullying. I write stories about bullying from two perspectives, of course: the one who bullies and the one who is bullied. They are often the same kid: students who’ve been bullied are at risk for becoming someone who bullies others. The following clip is from a series on how it feels to be called a bully, especially when you don’t realize how your remarks have affected others. It’s painful to help a kid who has been targeted by others, feeling their shame and despair. It’s equally hard to redirect a kid who was once that target and has now focused their anger on others. In the series below, there’s no “perfect” ending. Learning to deal with bullying, whether from the hands of others or from your own, is too often a part of special needs kids’ life experiences. My hope is to take something ugly and work it for good.
Any feedback on this?