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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Earthquake

Goal of the exercise: The goal of this exercise is to re-examine boys and girls’ identity and to determinate the gender equality.
Age of the participants: 14-17 years
Number of participant: 30
Duration of the exercise: 40 minutes
Materials: paper/flip chart paper and pens

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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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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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