Bullying Prevention on the playground
Bullying Prevention on the playground

Research-based bullying prevention taught in the Second Step program that teachers know and students love.

Set a foundation for social and academic success by teaching the Second Step program. Then build on those fundamentals with the Bullying Prevention Unit for grades K–5, with training for all school staff and lessons for students.


Why choose the Second Step Bullying Prevention Unit?

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Research-based, teacher approved

Based on the latest research in the field and put to the test in real classrooms so teachers can trust they’re making the best use of class time

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360˚ approach to bullying prevention

Via online training, school staff learn to work with all students involved in bullying, including bystanders, for an improved school climate and reduced bullying

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Students can trust staff response

All staff learn how to effectively recognize and respond to bullying through the online training, an individualized experience that can be completed solo or during an in-service

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Lessons with stories by Trudy Ludwig

Stories co-written by a beloved children’s author come to life through claymation, animation, and live-action videos designed to help kids recognize, report, and refuse bullying

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Lessons extend to the home

Family materials reinforce the learning beyond the school and teach adult family members to distinguish between peer conflict and bullying

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Easy to implement with these great tools

  • Principal resources aid development and implementation of school policies and procedures to help prevent bullying
  • Staff training creates a common language and response building-wide
  • Student lessons teach kids real-life skills to handle bullying situations

“The Bullying Prevention Unit has everything that we want. It’s teaching people to recognize what really is bullying, to respond to it now, and how to report it. Now the district has a perfect plan.”

Nicholas J. Cirulli, Jr., Principal
Louis H. Farrell Elementary, Philadelphia, PA


Call to order the Second Step Bullying Prevention Unit: 800-634-4449

Bullying Prevention Unit Kits K–5

Each lesson notebook includes:

  • Durable, bound set of five story-based lessons
  • Lesson DVD
  • Activities to reinforce lessons
  • Colorful classroom poster
  • Family materials to connect with parents

Schoolwide Bullying Prevention Unit K–5 Bundle:

$999 (Saves you $75!)
  • Unlimited online staff training
    (counselor, teacher, support staff)
  • Principal Leadership Guide and
    training module to support implementation
  • Student lessons for K–5
  • One lesson notebook for each grade level

Bullying Prevention Unit Lesson Notebook and Staff Training:

  • One notebook of student lessons
    (K, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5)
  • Online staff training


The Bullying Prevention Unit includes training for all staff, with the following online training modules.

Module 1

Principals and Program Coordinators

  • Understanding the adult/student relationship
  • Understanding and communicating policies and procedures
  • Communicating with families
45–60 minutes

Module 2

All School Staff

  • Recognizing bullying
  • Responding to bullying
  • Reporting bullying
  • Making a plan
75–90 minutes

Module 3

Teachers and Counselors

  • Exploring the lesson notebook
  • Teaching the lessons
  • Following through
  • Involving families
45–60 minutes

View a sample scenario from the All-Staff Training, Module 2

Flash demo not viewable on mobile phones, tablets, or Safari browser.

Call to order the Second Step Bulllying Prevention Unit: 800-634-4449

Bullying Prevention Unit Lesson Topics
Grades K–3
Each lesson takes approximately 30 minutes to teach.
  • Class Rules
  • Recognizing Bullying
  • Reporting Bullying
  • Refusing Bullying
  • Bystander Power
Grades 4–5
Each lesson takes approximately 30–45 minutes to teach.
  • Class Rules
  • Recognize, Report, Refuse
  • Bystander Power
  • Bystander Responsibility
  • Bystanders to Cyber Bullying

Grade 2, Lesson 3: Refusing Bullying shown below

Video Excerpt

“Relationships are so key in solving bullying issues. Kids have 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

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  •  clientsupport@cfchildren.org
  •  800-634-4449
  •  206-343-1223
  • Mon–Fri 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
    (Pacific time)
  •  2815 Second Ave., Suite 400
    Seattle, WA 98121

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