Stop and Think – Words Can Hurt
Key Stage 2 Anti-bullying Workshop
About This Workshop
This workshop looks at verbal bullying and focuses on the difference between banter and language that makes people feel hurt or threatened.
A 2018 report from the Department of Education shows that verbal bullying is the most common type of bullying. 89% of 10 to 15 year olds surveyed said that they had suffered some kind of verbal bullying.
Our Stop and Think – Words Can Hurt workshop helps your pupils to understand how the language we use can cause harm to others. The drama role-play component of this workshop allows the participants to explore – in a safe environment – the impact of their words on others.
By the end of this workshop your pupils will be able to explain what the differences are between banter and jokes and language that is intended to cause harm to others. They will feel confident about what to do if verbal bullying happens to them or their friends.