Lesson 3: Friendship: conflict versus bullying

Understanding what bullying is, its impact and what help is available if someone is being bullied.

Before the lesson

Classroom resources

Learning objective

To begin to understand the impact of bullying

Statutory guidance

Respectful relationships

Pupils should know about:

  • Different types of bullying (including cyber-bullying), the impact of bullying, responsibilities of bystanders (primarily reporting bullying to an adult) and how to get help.

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Could be grouped together and have you or another adult work with them to discuss possible solutions and outcomes.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should be challenged to also show what happens to the bully as well as to Lara in their role play.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Sarah Huggins,  
RSE & PSHE specialist
Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in education. Starting as a Primary teacher, Sarah then moved into an advisory role that covered both PSHE education and Citizenship. She delivers courses for teachers, as well as sessions for children and young…
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