Bullying and Cyber Safety Program
Cyber safety and cyber bullying in schools is addressed through a cutting edge educational theatre performance.
A cleverly crafted narrative encourages students to examine their own behaviour and create more harmonious school environments.
This show explores the complex dynamics that emerge within friendship groups and the harmful impact of bullying. What will happen when students try to find their place in the social world?
Some will get caught up in rumours and bullying, while others try to maintain power and control.
When schoolyard issues spill over into the online space, some students are left feeling hurt, embarrassed and confused.
It will take courage to stand up against bullying. Who will show empathy and compassion? Who will take responsibility for their actions?
Verbal Combat Cyber Safety Program Covers:
Please Note: This performance contains references to abusive online comments. Teachers please contact us to discuss if you have any concerns about the content as modifications can be made in some cases.
Students were mesmerised. Script was right onto the issues of bullying, manipulation, control, power, loneliness and isolation. Confronting, relevant! 10/10.
Newcomb Secondary College
Excellent! Important questions raised about responsibility, the nuances of social media, posting inappropriate images and videos, privacy, consent and respect. 10/10.
De La Salle College, Caringbah
Brilliant! Captivating! Students reflected on peer pressure, isolation, trust, exclusion, labelling, gender roles and resilience. 10/10.
Craigieburn Secondary College
Engaged! Responsive! Debrief afterwards was detailed and timely, more meaningful that it was led by the performers. Students demonstrated a good understanding of what the performance was about - keeping self/others safe in friendship, legalities and other issues students may not have been aware of.
St Michaels Grammar School, St Kilda
Highly recommended! Engaging, informative, covered issues of cyber bullying, misuse of social networks to harass and manipulate. Great conclusion to our bullying unit. 10/10.
East Doncaster Secondary College
Very positive, eye opening for students. The follow up at the end of the performance was very good and linked it all together. Supports our pastoral care, computers and ICT cyber safety role, technology and bullying curriculum. Highly recommended!
Grace Lutheran College
Excellent energy and execution, highly relevant and stimulating. Thoughtful and genuine listening to students. Supports our anti-bullying, English, Drama, HSIE and PDHPE curriculum. Highly recommended. 10/10.
St Paul's High School
Highly recommended! Supports our social, cyber, emotional and verbal bullying policies. Very high quality performance. Actors were very good.
St Ives High School
Students were very engaged for the duration. Supports our anti-bullying curriculum. The performers were very professional, fantastic acting ability and great discussion leaders at the performance end. Highly recommended.
Mackillop Catholic College Warnervale
Highly recommended! The performance and the content was pertinent and well presented. A number of students commented that night they went home and changed their facebook privacy settings.
Outstanding! Very professional, well structured performance supporting our anti-bullying and harassment policy. Q&A well considered and delivered. Thank you!"
Rose Bay High School
Students really connected to this performance. Brainstorm always presents quality productions, addressing issues that students can relate to. Performance definitely engaged the students to make positive changes – many of them get caught up in social media issues that they don't know how to handle. Highly recommended. Keep up the awesome work!
St Agnes Catholic High School