Lesson #5 — Responding to Social Violence

Help your students navigate violence in social settings

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.”

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Responding to Social Violence

About this eLesson

Learning Topics

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

Learning Outcomes

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

Engagement Styles

Information slides

Teaching students the facts

Videos and stories

Providing the real-world context

Interactive slides

Embedded learning activities to self-reflect on strategies to avoid or reduce social violence

Discussion opportunity

Don’t let students switch off—start important discussions straight away  combat behaviour that can escalate from social media to physical social violence 

Lesson length20 – 25 minutes
Year level suitabilityYears 9 – 12. Can be decided by teachers after viewing content
Flexible usageUse 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 deliveryCovers 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.

Lesson 1: Consequences of Violence

Lesson 2: End the Coward Punch

Lesson 3: Managing Anger

Lesson 4: Risk Awareness and Avoidance

Lesson 5: Responding to Social Violence

Are you ready to make a difference?