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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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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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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Her/history

Goals of the exercise: to get to know each other, which is also well suited for groups who already know each other and want to continue working together/ self-reflection to know each other, self-reflection on migration and (own) origin
Age of the participants: 13+
Number of participants: 4-30
Duration of the exercise: 40-60 minutes
Materials: pens, paper (if possible DIN A3), questionnaire (s.u.)

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Like in real life

Goals of the exercise: To learn how racism and discrimination take away the opportunity to develop and to experience things; to learn about the unequal distribution of rights and opportunities (by gender, origin, skin color, appearance, age, health, education level…) and its impact on our life and career; to  learn empathy towards the role of the weak and strong in the society, discuss competition
Age of the participants: 13+ / very good practice for facilitators
Number of participants: 6-20
Duration of the exercise: 60 Minutes
Materials: space – all participants must be put side by side and they should have enough space to walk forward; all participants need one prepared role card

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Alternatives to bullying

Goals of the exercise: to facilitate the understanding of the causes and the consequences of bullying; to explore ways to facilitate the control of the phenomenon.
Age of the participants: 13+
Number of participants: 10 to 25
Duration of the exercise: 90 minutes
Materials: bullying theater scenes printed, one on each sheet of paper

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Whatsapp

Goals of the exercise: to raise awareness of gender inequality and its impact on people’s lives.
Age of the participants: from 10 years
Number of participants: 10 to 30 participants
Duration of the exercise: 60 minutes
Materials: a cardboard phone in giant size, A4 sheet with phrases (see below), sticky notes with the symbol: v (right) and sticky notes with the symbol: x (wrong).

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