Violence/bullying in the media

Goals of the exercise: To show the participants that there are different ways of expressing their feelings and opinions 
Age of the participants:
13 years +
Number of participant: any
Duration of the exercise: 40 minutes
Materials: magazine/newspapers, flip chart, scissors, glue, markers

Step by step

  1. Divide the participants in smaller groups.
  2. Give them a set of magazines, daily newspapers and ask them to make a collage of violence vs non – violence from the pictures or words they see in the magazines.
  3. When all groups finish the task, ask them to present their collage and its meaning.

Debriefing

  • After all collages are presented, open a discussion about how does media present violence/bullying.
  • Is the violence/bullying present in the media very often? What types of violence do they present?
  • Do they give information on how to solve it/target it?
  • How should media address the problem and help children or young people in this matter?

Authorship/adaptation or source: unknown source, adapted by Association PEL
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