Lesson #2 — End the Coward Punch

Help your students make a difference

Supporting teachers to instil change

Addressing violence that has severe consequences is confronting. Schools can benefit from effective resources that help teachers raise confronting topics tactfully.

Equips teachers with a tool that empowers students to stand against social violence, open conversations and foster safe environments

Helps schools fulfil curriculum requirements for wellbeing and personal development, and school behavioural management strategies

If there’s one thing we can teach students about violence, it’s that non-action can be the right action. Our teens and young adults can help End the Coward Punch.

The Coward Punch is destructive. It takes lives and causes irreversible harm. This eLesson gives students a full understanding of the stark reality of the Coward Punch.

I can’t believe someone would throw a Coward Punch if they knew what could happen. Everyone needs to know this stuff.”

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End the Coward Punch

About this eLesson

Learning Topics

The stark statistics of coward punches

Why the coward punch is so destructive and what happens inside the skull

Consequences and impact of social violence

How students can help end the Coward Punch

Pat’s Story: a powerful glimpse into the reality of violence for young people

Learning Outcomes

Evaluate behaviours

Students will consider the effect of physical behaviour

Recognise the impact of personal boundaries

Students will realise that their decisions, and the decisions of others, have broad consequences

Identify and manage conflict

Students will gain the life skills needed to ensure anger and aggression does not take young lives

Engagement Styles

Information slides

Teaching students the facts. Students explore the material independently.

Videos and stories

Providing the real-world context. Students apply what they see to their own lives.

Interactive slides

Embedded learning activities of self-reflection and self-assessment.

Discussion opportunity

Empower the class to formulate group or individual strategies to end the Coward Punch.

Lesson length25 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 25 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 we can do to help end the Coward Punch

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

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