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Friendly Schools Plus Teacher Resource: Early & Middle Adolescence (Ages 11–14)

Early & Middle Adolescence (Ages 11–14)

This title is part of the Friendly Schools Plus series. Friendly Schools Plus is a schoolwide program to reduce bullying and foster a caring culture for students at every grade level. Contact us to learn about on-site training opportunities for your staff.

Discover an evidence-based approach to reduce bullying and foster a supportive school environment for students ages 11–14. The authors explore the role students' emotional and social development play in their academic success and emphasize the importance of positive peer groups and parent involvement. You'll acquire teaching and learning resources to support student development and create and sustain a positive school culture.


  • Develop a safe school environment that supports learning and promotes healthy social skills among students.
  • Explore the relationship between school culture and students' learning and health.
  • Discover strategies to help bullied students and discourage bullying.
  • Implement policies that foster positive teacher-student relationships.
  • Access resources to facilitate and strengthen classroom activities and practices.

Friendly Schools Plus Teacher Resource


Section 1: Whole-School Practice
Chapter 1: Social and Emotional Learning
Chapter 2: Bullying—Evidence Before Action
Chapter 3: Effective Classroom Practice and Environment
Chapter 4: Positive Peer Group Influence
Chapter 5: Physical Attributes of the School
Chapter 6: Supportive School Facilities and Activities
Chapter 7: Strengthening Family Links
Chapter 8: Developing Social and Emotional Learning in the Classroom
Section 2: Teaching and Learning Resources for Ages 11–12
Chapter 9: Letting Go and Hanging On
Chapter 10: Trying New Friendships
Chapter 11: Choices and Consequences
Chapter 12: The Moral Compass
Chapter 13: Bullying Uncut
Chapter 14: Advocacy Action
Chapter 15: Creating a Bullying Prevention Campaign Online and Offline
Section 3: Teaching and Learning Resources for Ages 12–13
Chapter 16: Bullying Exposed
Chapter 17: Responding to Bullying
Chapter 18: Bystanders to Bullying: The Choices We Make
Chapter 19: Power and Pressure
Chapter 20: Your Digital Footprint
Chapter 21: Cyber Etiquette When Emailing and Texting
Chapter 22: Managing My Cell Phone
Section 4: Teaching and Learning Resources for Ages 13–14
Chapter 23: Engaging in Cyberspace: The Four Cs
Chapter 24: Mapping My Life Online
Chapter 25: Traffic Lights
Chapter 26: Communication Technology and Bullying
Chapter 27: Knowledge Is Power!
Chapter 28: Savvy Networking
Chapter 29: Respect, Respond, Reconcile (Part 1)
Chapter 30: Respect, Respond, Reconcile (Part 2)
Appendix A: Activity Sheets
Appendix B: Teacher Resource Sheets
Appendix C: Student Resource Sheets


Appendix A: Activity Sheets

Appendix B: Teacher Resource Sheets

Appendix C: Student Resource Sheets