Schools Anti-bullying Prevention Program
The purpose of this toolkit is to provide secondary schools with an ever-evolving collection of practical strategies to address student-on-student bullying in all its forms. It is recognised that many schools already have well-developed, comprehensive approaches to bullying and building positive school environments, and some schools are still developing their approaches.
It is hoped the toolkit provides school leaders, teachers, specialists and teacher-aides alike, practical ideas to strengthen their schools’ approach to bullying – wherever they are on the journey. Just as the nature of bullying is ever-changing and responsive to the environment, this toolkit will continue to expand and provide school communities with useful evidence-based ideas on how to tackle this complex issue.
WATCH THE TRAILER
What's in this resource
1. The Pre-Viewing section includes three readings designed to introduce the concept of bullying, provide some general information about its prevalence, and build some understanding of its causes, effects, bullying culture and complexity, Key terms and concepts and lesson activities before you and your learners begin exploring the themes of bullying within the short film. This section also provides a brief preview of the story in the film with guiding questions to help learners begin to process the film as they view it.
2. The Post-Viewing section includes several readings that explore themes such as friendship, adult intervention, passive and active bystanders. The text in this section focuses on specific scenes in the film, and they are designed to help learners process some of the film’s challenging, personal moments. In this section there are a range of lesson activities such as:
4. The Discussion Strategies section is an appendix of strategies and activities that PVCL has found effective in facilitating meaningful discussions about sensitive topics. The emphasis in all of these discussion strategies is on making sure that every voice is heard and valued. The research on bullying tells us that it is in just these types of environments that bullying is least likely to take hold. Discussion strategies include innovative practices in combating bullying:
5. This section of the resource provides information about Bullying and the Law for schools and the wider children’s workforce in England.e to edit.
This unique resource is based around a film ‘The Incident’. The film follows the story of Rosie who is the target of bullying, and is designed to foster empathy inspire reflection and discussion among a variety of audiences. We have designed this resource to be used both by facilitators, teachers and educational professionals working with the adult members of a school community, as well as by those responsible for delivering PSHE and citizenship to learners years 9, 10 & 11 in secondary schools.
Why this toolkit is unique.
This resource focuses on changing a schools bullying climate by:
This resource is divided into five sections: Pre-Viewing, Post-Viewing, Continuing the Conversation, Discussion Strategies and Bullying and the Law.