Bullies are Not Nice Social Stories, Activities and Pledge

Total Pages: 54
File Size: 3 MB



Bullies are Not Nice Social Story contains material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This social story on bullying addresses what a bully looks like and what to do in a bullying situation in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material. There are 3 versions of this story included to reach more learning levels in your class. One version uses photos, and the other 2 versions use black and white clip art. They are further differentiated so that one BW booklet is geared toward early readers and one booklet targets middle and high school students. The activities are perfect accompaniments to this unit and help students make more personal connections to the content.

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Bullies are Not Nice Includes:

  • 17 page story on bullying using photos
  • 15 page BW booklet for early readers
  • 15 page BW booklet for older students
  • Vocabulary board (with suggestions for group activities)
  • Circle map: signs of a bully
  • Venn Diagram/Sorting activity: friends vs bullies
  • Alternatives to fighting
  • Stop Bullying Pledge


Teaching students appropriate behavior and response/reactions to various situations is a challenge we face as special education teachers. This is why I feel it is so critical to teach these skills in a safe, non-stressful situation, NOT while the behavior is occurring. If you target and protect instructional time to teach these social skills, you are more likely to see them transfer to naturally occurring settings. I know there never seems to be enough time to teach what you need to in a school day, but you will not be sorry if you put time aside every day to work on building better social skills in a thoughtful and structured manner. My hope is that these social stories and related activities will make that task a little easier for you.

As always please take a moment to leave feedback or post any questions you may have. 

I am currently developing more units, and any feedback I get helps me make improvements in the future.

★★★I have many other social stories available (too many to list here). Just click on the social studies tab to the left in my store.

Please check out my blog page on social stories:

My Thoughts on Social Stories for more ideas on how to use this resource and one of my biggest “aha” moments as a teacher.

I also have some FREE video resources you may find helpful when using social stories:

Social Stories: A Powerful Behavior Management Tool

Writing Your Own Social Stories