Banter or Bullying?

by | Oct 14, 2020

Anti-Bullying Week 2020 is taking place from Monday 16th – Friday 20th November, and it’s now celebrated by more primary schools across the UK than ever before. Last year almost 80% of schools took part in Anti-Bullying Week.

This year the theme is United Against Bullying, it encourages us to think about how we all have a part to play to stop bullying.

At OpenView Education we visit thousands of students during Anti-Bullying Week with our Anti-Bullying Workshops and shows. Along side our in person anti-bullying workshops, we’ll also working with students online.

Press & Play Anti-Bullying Lesson: Stronger Together

We’ve created a new Press & Play Anti-Bullying Lesson Stronger Together. This is a video led lesson that explores the topic of banter and how a joke can go too far and become bullying.

As students watch the lesson they meet a character called Sophie. Sophie explains a shared jokes that she has with her friends and what she thinks the word banter means. As Sophie’s story progresses hear how joke with her friends goes too far and becomes bullying.

Towards the end of the lesson students will identify specific actions that they can take to become united against bullying at their school.

Students will learn:

  • The definition of bullying, with reference to a Power Imbalance.
  • What the word banter means, and the difference between banter and bullying
  • The difference between a teasing joke and bullying.
  • What they can do to stop bullying from happening at their school.

 

Who is it for?

The Press & Play Anti-Bullying Lesson is ideal for upper Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 students.

Our online anti-bullying press & play lesson can be booked by it’s self, or along side our in person anti-bullying workshops. You can find out more and watch a trailer here.

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