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This activity is part of the anti-bullying series of the Wellbeing Fives.

If someone is being bullied, the best thing they can do is to talk to someone they trust, such as a family member or friend. In this video, a bunch of young people who have all experienced bullying share about how talking helped them during that challenging time.

Download the Anti-bullying PDF here.

Equipment needed:

Access to the video clip ‘How talking helps’:

https://au.reachout.com/articles/how-talking-helps

Instructions:

1. As a group, watch the video clip ‘How talking helps’.

2. Ask the students to think about who they feel they could talk to about a bullying problem. Reflect on the following:

  • Who is this person, and why have you chosen them?
  • Who else could a young person talk to if they don’t feel ready to talk to friends or family?

3. Ask the students to work with a partner and discuss the following:

  • Why do you think it is so helpful to talk to someone after you have experienced bullying?

Debrief:

It’s important when being bullied that you find someone you trust, such as a family member or a friend, to talk to. Don’t worry about being labelled a ‘complainer’ or as ‘weak’. It takes honesty and strength to talk about these things, and having this support makes the situation easier to deal with it.