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Act Now! 4th Grade

Act Now! logoThis course helps fourth grade students learn about the basics of bullying and its effects. Students learn to identify the different types of bullying, how to recognize it, and how to deal with bullying situations using the three elements of ACT: Action, Care, and Tell. As they move through the course, students will view short online lessons, watch engaging videos, and play educational games that will give them the opportunity to practice the skills they have learned. While students work through the online components independently, a variety of offline activities complement the curriculum, many of which are facilitated within small or large groups. Pre- and post-tests assess your students' knowledge of bullying before and after taking the course.

Delivery Method

In this self-directed course, the delivery method is blended, utilizing a combination of online lessons and activities, and offline classroom activities.

Target Course Length

The target course length is approximately 3-3/4 hours, including online time, and offline time for classroom activities.


After completing Act Now! 4th Grade, students will be able to:

  • Identify the three factors usually present in bullying as 1) intentional, 2) repeated over time, and 3) imbalance of power.
  • Identify bullying behaviors given written scenarios or video clips of behaviors.
  • Identify the three roles (bully, victim, bystander) in an act of bullying, when shown video clips of bullying behavior.
  • Demonstrate assertiveness using one type of comeback in a bullying situation through role play.
  • Demonstrate, in a role play situation, the social skill “joining a group activity.”
  • List at least two trusted adults that they can go to if they need help.
  • Demonstrate, in a role play situation, how to show care and compassion for the victim.
  • Describe at least two qualities in a good friend.
  • Identify whether someone is tattling or telling given a written scenario.
  • Demonstrate advocacy through the creation of a list of classroom rules around bullying.

Sample Activity

Bullying Lesson

Tell Lesson

The Tell lesson helps students understand the difference between tattling and telling, and emphasizes the importance of telling trusted adults when bullying is going on.

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