Supporting teachers to foster safe environments
Addressing social violence is complex and challenging for schools. But with the right resources, teachers can gain traction and start conversations. This eLesson:
Helps teachers introduce effective strategies against social violence, and promote safe environments – at school, outside school and on social media
Helps schools fulfil curriculum requirements for wellbeing and personal development, and school behavioural management strategies
Social violence occurs every day around Australia—violence between strangers, acquaintances or friends that occurs in a social setting.
Schools can experience this spilling into school grounds, sporting fields, or in students’ personal lives. The issue of social violence affects the whole community.
We have the opportunity to foster a non-violent social culture, while our teens are still young and engaged. They simply need our help navigating it.
I knew Social Media could be a breeding ground for real-life violence. Now I know how to react.”
Responding to Social Violence
About this eLesson
The role of social media
A real-world example of the impact of social violence—when James’ life changed forever
The perspective of the police
How to reduce the risk of social violence
How to respond to aggressive or violent situations
Pat’s Story: a powerful glimpse into the reality of violence for young people
Reflect on relationships
Students will consider the dynamics of social groups in different contexts
Recognise the impact of personal boundaries
Students will recognise the negative impacts when boundaries are crossed
Respond to conflict
Students will improve their conflict response skillset in the face of social violence
Teaching students the facts
Videos and stories
Providing the real-world context
Embedded learning activities to self-reflect on strategies to avoid or reduce social violence
Don’t let students switch off—start important discussions straight away combat behaviour that can escalate from social media to physical social violence
|Lesson length||20 – 25 minutes|
|Year level suitability||Years 9 – 12. Can be decided by teachers after viewing content|
|Flexible usage||Use for an unlimited number of students, across all year levels, for 12 months from the date of purchase|
|Can be embedded in schools’ Wellbeing curriculum delivery||Covers key personal and social capability topics. Check your state’s curriculum for specific alignment|
eLearning delivery to suit your school’s needs
Developed to suit different schools’ needs, this eLesson:
Fits into a standard teaching period with ample discussion time afterwards. Expected completion time for this eLesson is 15-20 minutes.
Accessible at any time, allowing for in-class or at-home completion
Teachers can monitor and report on participation and engagement
Best done on individual devices with headphones, so students can independently complete the self-assessment and reflection slides
There’s more you can do about Social Violence
Take your students through the Be Wise Violence Prevention journey. Equip your students with a full Be Wise skillset.