Incredibles Outline from Breaking the Bullying Circle
Rent “The Incredibles” Movie and watch it with your children
Ask the children “Have you ever seen the movie The Incredibles?”
Ask “The Incredibles are a group of what?”
You want to coach them to where they say the Incredibles are heroes.
Ask “Was there one hero, or was it a group? If you do not know what the Incredibles movie was, it was a team of a mother, father, daughter, and son who were super heroes, and Mr. Incredible was the leader and head of the family. He was captured and the family had to save him by becoming a team and working together.
The Incredibles were heroes. Heroes are people who “Help Everyone Respect Others.” Repeat this with them. Heroes help everyone respect others. The point you want to get across is that heroes work best as a team and not individually. In many comic book movies, teams of superheroes like the X-men and Fantastic Four usually get beaten up when they go off on their own, and then at the end of the movie, they work together and beat the villain (Bully). Even in the last Spiderman movie, he was getting beaten up until his old enemy who bullied him became his friend and helped Spiderman defeat the two villains.
Continue and ask the child “who wants to be a hero?” The children will raise their hands and say “I want to be a hero!”
Ask the children “If they had a cell phone and they saw a bank robber robbing a bank what would they do?” The children will reply “I would use the phone and call the police.”
Ask the children “Are the police heroes?” They would say “yes”.
Ask the child “Are you a hero for calling the police and saving the people in the bank from getting hurt?” The students will say “yes”.
Ask the children “Are you tattle-taling on the robber?” The children usually reply “No” You may get some “yes’s” Try and coach the children to understand that they aren’t tattling, they are helping.
Ask the children why and they say “Because the robbers are doing bad things and are trying to hurt people.”
Then progress into a conversation of “If you see somebody getting bullied are you supposed to try to stop the bullying by yourself or be a hero by getting a group of heroes together to help?” The children will say “Get a group of heroes together.”
Then ask the children “What are some heroes that you can get in your school?”
You want to hint them towards saying teachers, principals, janitors, lunch ladies, parents, anyone who is an adult.
Ask them “If you get a parent or another hero involved, is it tattle-taling on the bully?” You want to direct the conversation so that they understand it's not tattle-taling because the bully is trying to hurt someone.
Ask them “How do we be heroes?” Tell them “You can be a hero by helping someone stop bullying.”
You want to get the point across that being a hero means getting other heroes to help you and not dealing with the situation by themselves.
Now every hero has a hero yell to let other heroes know they need help. Yell HEROES HELP!!
First you announce that the children can now officially decree that they are heroes by yelling the hero creed.
Have the children yell out loud “I AM A HERO!! I Help everyone respect others. I AM A HERO!!”, and have them repeat over and over. Give your fellow HERO a HERO five.