The lessons are as follows:
- Lesson 1 – What is Bullying?
Introducing students to the meaning and nature of bullying behaviour
- Lesson 2 – Why Children Bully?
Reassuring students that bullying behaviour exists for many reasons
- Lesson 3 – Reporting a Bullying Incident
Raising students’ awareness about developing a ‘telling culture’, as well as understanding the importance of asking for support
- Lesson 4 – Locating Bullying
Locating where bullying occurs, in order to raise awareness of the problem among staff and students
- Lesson 5 – Creating an Anti-Bullying Code
Promoting a safe-school ethos by posting student graphical representations of their anti-bullying code around the school
- Lesson 6 – The Bystander
Promoting shared understanding of respect, fairness and responsibility; to raise awareness that bystander’s actions are either part of the solution or the problem, and to encourage students to become responsible bystanders
- Lesson 7 – The Bystander’s Code
Writing and graphically representing a student bystander code, promoting an ethos that taking action is being responsible, and then placing it around the school
- Lesson 8 – Anti-Bullying Slogans
Displaying students’ graphical representations of anti-bullying slogans around the school, to act as reminders to the school community
- Lesson 9 – Buddies
Training buddies in the necessary skills to support children who are targets of bullying
- Lesson 10 – Staying in the Neutral Zone
Making students aware of the different ways of relating to others (passive, aggressive and assertive), the consequences of each, the meaning and effectiveness of staying in the Neutral Zone during conflict, and to visualise a safety shield in threatening and confronting situations
- Lesson 11 – Say ‘No’ Like You Mean It
Teaching students the rules of saying ‘No’ (i.e. body language etc.), and the benefits of operating from the position of Neutral Zone
- Lesson 12 – Using ‘I’ Messages
Understanding the features of an ‘I’ message
- Lesson 13 – Using Robot Voice and Fogging
Extending the students’ repertoire of strategies for assertiveness using Fogging and Robot Voice, supported by visualising their own safety shield
- Lesson 14 – Self-Talk – My Winning Voice
Introducing students to the nature of self-talk and how it affects behaviour – that it can be self-defeating or self-serving
- Lesson 15 – Using Relaxation and Creative Visualisation
Giving students the experience of physical relaxation and for them to creatively visualise, by switching on to their Channel Perfect Positive Screen
The resource manual, Bullying: A Whole School Approach, is also used independently of the workshops.
Staff professional learning (PL):
The program is predominantly available in Victoria (other States by request), and is provided by the authors Amelia Suckling and Carla Temple (both primary teachers with further educational qualifications).
Teacher professional development – (in-service) provides practical strategies to identify and deal with bullying behaviour and to handle parent concerns. The focus of this in-service is to present prevention and intervention strategies through a whole school approach and guidelines for developing and maintaining an anti-bullying policy.
- Full day in-service: 9am – 3pm $1200 plus GST.
- Twilight session: 3.30 – 7pm $950 plus GST.
There are other additional workshops available, which assist in the implementation and facilitation of this program.