McGruff Helps Combat Bullying
“Samantha’s Choice” is designed for today’s media-savvy kids. An updated McGruff, shown in various urban settings and presented as a film noir style private detective, is aided by his nephew Scruff in helping Samantha, who has stopped going to her beloved ballet class for fear of bullies. To make the subject inviting for young people, humor (including clever verbal humor) accompanies the serious message of the five-minute cartoon.
Please see the following recommended lesson plan with discussion questions and activities for an effective and educational viewing of the “Samantha’s Choice” video in your classroom:
Samantha’s Choice Teaching Tips (PDF)
Return to the Circle of Respect Educator’s Guide.