Bullying Thermometer

Goals of the exercise: There are many types of bullying. How do you decide which is worse or more harmful? This exercise explores the types of bullying behavior and encourages the participants to discuss them, their meaning and their impact. Learn different types of bullying behavior, discuss the impact of bullying, discuss how  differences (gender, generational, social) can affect the perception of bullying behaviors.
Age of the participants: 13+
Number of participants: 16+
Duration of the exercise: 40 minutes
Materials: Cards containing the words written in the following groups

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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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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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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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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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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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