Violence

Goals of the exercise: To raise awareness among the participants about the types of violence/bullying that exist and to make them think about the ways in which they can contribute to stop or prevent it.
Age of the participants: 13 years +
Number of participant: any
Duration the exercise: 40 minutes
Materials: choose a set of pictures from internet/magazine/newspaper (you can also print the pictures. Choose pictures that present emotional abuse, neglect, and physical abuse. Post it notes in different colors, markers, flip chart.

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Bullying

Goal of the exercise: To raise awareness among youngsters about the seriousness of the bulling actions, and to make them think how they can solve the problem if they come across this kind of situations
Age of the participants: 13+
Number of participants: any
Duration: 30 minutes – 1 hour
Materials: participants can be creative and use materials from the classroom

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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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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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Hot wire

Goals of the exercise: To strengthen the capacity for cooperation and communication
Age of the participants: 10+
Number of participants: 10-30
Duration of the exercise: 30 minutes
Materials: Rope (possibly with small bells), can be played both inside and outside

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Snap

Goals of the exercise: a small exercise or demonstration of concentration, tension, relaxation and how strong group influence can be
Age of the participants: 10+
Number of participants: 4+
Duration of the exercise: 30 minutes
Materials: bottle and ping-pong ball

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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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