Handling conflicts

Goal of the exercise: To show different types of solving problems, different ways of handling with a conflict situation. Through examples of everyday life, the participants should show how they would react in a particular situation and in the same time what the other participants think about that reaction.
Age of the participants: 14-17 years old
Number of the participants: 18
Duration of the exercise: 1 hour
Materials: None

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Scale of violence

Goals of the exercise: To check our attitudes towards violence, i.e. how you treat violence and what does violence mean to you. Are you on the top of the scale of the violence and you support violence, or you are on the bottom of this scale so you are judging violence in every form of it.
Age of the participants: 14-17 years old
Number of participants: 30
Duration of the exercise: 30 minutes
Materials: Papers in two different colors (green and red)

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Puzzle

Goals of the exercise: To encourage teamwork among the participants by giving them a specific goal.
Age of the participants: 14-17 years old
Number of participants: 25+
Duration of the exercise: 1 hour
Materials: 5 envelopes and small forms of squares and triangles which will be used for making a puzzle. (PDF)

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Non- violent communication

Goals of the exercise: To identify the ways of communication that are disturbing or not disturbing the participants in their schools. To teach the participants about the techniques of non – violent communication. To develop skills for non – violent communication.
Age of the participants: 14- 17 years old
Number of participants: 15 to 20 participants
Duration of the exercise: 40 minutes
Materials: two hammers

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Tree of expectations

Goals of the exercise: To show participants’ expectations and fears related to the topic – violence against children. To involve them in the process of recognizing what is fear and what is expectation.
Age of the participants: 14-17 years old
Number of participants: 30
Duration of the exercise: 40 minutes
Materials: sheets of paper, pencils, two hammers

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I (dis)agree

Goals of the exercise: Face our fear of the unknown, develop an interest in new things, define ourselves
Age of the participants: 13+
Number of participants: 5-16
Duration of the exercise: up to 60 minutes
Materials: a game token for each player, a game board and a set of cards (see Building the game)

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In or out

Goals of the exercise: A discussion about affiliation and exclusion; to experience consequences of exclusion; to recognize one’s behavior in situations when they’re excluded; to experience how belonging to an exclusionary group brings positive emotions; to recognize that being the excluded minority hurts much more than the majority thinks
Age of the participants: 13+
Number of participants: 12+
Duration of the exercise: 45 minutes
Materials: none

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