An anti-bullying program that uses educational theatre to provide simple strategies all children can use to develop positive and healthy friendships.
As players in an exciting video game, Charlie and Lucy must co-operate to navigate the cyber chamber, overcome the forces of Aggrator, earn the eight ‘Friendship Discs’ and restore the ‘Ancient Ring of Friendship’.
When they enter the cyber chamber they learn to ‘stay in the safety zone’, ‘copy’, ‘block’, ‘delete’ and ‘report’.
Together they realise that a true buddy is a friend of your own age who tells the truth, listens, makes you feel safe and allows you to be yourself.
Buddies Anti-Bullying Program Covers:
Fantastic! I would highly recommend Buddies to other schools as an anti-bullying resource! Clear messages about cyber safety, friendship, peer pressure, bullying and restorative justice. Very entertaining! Easy to understand and interactive. 10/10.
Enfield Public School
Awesome! I liked it because I can use those ideas if I have the same problems. We learnt to relax, take a breath, count 8..9..10, put your hands in your pockets ‘til you’re calm again.....never put personal information online...we love the friendship discs and the song. The play was creative and fun and taught me to be safe online and how to look out for online dangers. 10/10.
Students, St Mark's Primary School
Brainstorm Productions is certified to provide Online Safety Programs by the Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner.
Would highly recommend as an anti-bullying resource to other schools. Fantastic, exciting, engaging show! Age appropriate, funny! Well done! Pre-performance and follow-up materials are a fabulous insight into the story and resources. My kids loved the song! 10/10
Goondi State School
Highly recommended! I thought the 1/2s may not quite grasp what was happening - I was wrong! They were engaged throughout and understood all the concepts. The rhymes, songs and raps were a fantastic way to draw them in and give them something to remember. The actors were fantastic! Addressed school bullying, cyber bullying, computer internet usage and interpersonal, social skills. 10/10
Tooradin Primary School
Fantastic performance and the best method of conveying a serious message to the students. Actors were amazing and every child understood the message. Can't praise them enough! Children loved it because it was informative and interesting. They learnt how to calm down when angry, be safe online, have good self esteem and be assertive. Aligns with our school Values Education, Cyber Safety, Student Welfare and Wellbeing Policies. 10/10
I enjoyed every bit! The game teaches the characters eight main things about friendship-honesty, help, apologising, self control, be yourself, listen, share and be kind. We learnt to never befriend people on the internet that you don’t know and don’t give personal details like mobile numbers, email or house address, be kind to your friends parents and other adults, control yourself and don’t let anger take over. The show was excellent!
Students, Al-Taqwa College
Fabulous actors who were autonomous and exhibited a passion in delivering the message. The link between cyber safety and friendships acknowledged that cyber issues are a regular aspect of 21st century friendships. Especially relevant to our Integrated Topic Friendship Enriches Lives and Values. 10/10
Caulfield Grammar School
Highly recommended! Really valuable performance! Relevant messages! Children Prep to Year 6 were transfixed for the whole hour! Excellent debrief. Supports ICT Student Wellbeing, Citizenship, Personal Development and Health. 10/10
Bright P-12 School
Brilliant! Great language, current topics and devices for kids. Loved the physical theatre, song, visuals, finale and discussion with students. Supports our Anti-bullying, Welfare and Social Skills Programs. Highly recommended!
Kilberry Valley Primary School
BEST SHOW EVER! Students were all excited about the show, they had excellent recall of events, messages and songs after the show. Supports our pastoral care, health, cyber-safety, quality start, friendships and ICT curriculum. Highly recommended, 10/10!
Eastern Fleurieu School