Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


Liberal Studies


The researcher focused on the way bullying affects students inside the classroom and at home. The participants for the Capstone Project included 29 third-grade students in a public elementary school located on California’s Central Coast. The project analyzed the personal experience the students have with bully’s. The researcher implemented a lesson plan that allowed students to be educated on the topic to create a safe classroom. The researcher found that 19 out of 29 students in the classroom had experienced or witnessed some form of bullying on their school campus. The researcher also found that 21 out of 29 students do not feel comfortable enough to confide in an adult about a bullying situation. The researcher plans to be an elementary school teacher and will use this information to ensure that bullying in the classroom is minimal and continue to educate students on the bullying topic.