Saturday, October 18, 2008

Drillbit Taylor - bullying video clip idea

I watched Drillbit Taylor last night. The film is about two boys trying to cope with bullying. There are several scenes that you could use from the film to stimulate a discussion. Unfortunately I had to return the DVD so I didn't write down the chapters. However here are some I recall:
There are many other scenes you could use...

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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

71% of pupils admit being a bully

See this article on the BBC


Monday, October 01, 2007

Bullying seminar notes

These are from some seminar notes from Spring Harvest about 2 years ago...

Some definitions of bullying

...put simply, if it makes the victim feel bad, then it's bullying

Why do people bully?
Problems victim's experience
Symptoms of bullying
How to deal with bullying
Other comments

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Monday, August 27, 2007

Bullying lesson plan part 4 - Help!!!

The forth and final of Hiede's lesson plans on bullying can be found here. We hope you find it useful!!

Note you can find the other lesson plans here:

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Monday, August 13, 2007

Bullying lesson plan part 3 - I am who I am

For those who are interested, I've uploaded part three of Hiede's lesson plan here

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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Bullying lesson plan part 2

You can find part 2 of the Bullying lesson plan here. I'll post part 3 next week (that's the plan!)

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Thursday, August 02, 2007

Bullying lesson plan - what is bullying?

Earlier this year, Hiede wrote four lesson plans for her an essay she did entitled Critical Health Issues in Community and Youth Work. I've posted lesson plan 1, What is bullying, here.

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Monday, April 16, 2007

Bullying video clips - ideas

I'm just been looking up some video clips that could be used to address the topic of bullying. Here are some ideas:

Billy Madison - 54 minutes to 57 minutes from the start of the video
Plains, trains and automobiles - 19 minutes to 26 minutes / DVD chapter 7.
The Pacifier
The Longest Yard
Dodgeball - 29 minutes to 33 minutes / DVD chapter 10
Kidulthood - DVD chapter 1
Mean girls - 59 minutes to 1 hour 13 minutes / DVD Chapter 13 - 16

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Friday, November 24, 2006

Bullying today report Nov 2006

Just got an email about this: A report by the office of the children's commissioner, November 2006


Sunday, October 15, 2006


Just come back from the Cinema where we watched Accepted.  It has all the typical stuff you'd expect of a "teen flick", but it does raise a few interesting questions about education.  Basically the film is about a guy who doesn't get accepted to collage and as a result is deemed a failure who will never achieve anything.  So as a way out of this situation he creates this fake collage(with a building, dorms and everything) - it's enough to convince his parents and as it turns out, lots of parents to send their kids there.  Anyway loads of people turn up after been "accepted" at the collage, all paying 10k a term.
This film raises all kind of interesting questions about the nature of education - basically it argues for what we might call informal peer-lead education.   While this movie is no master piece I think it's one of those films that youthworkers and young people can relate to.  It was interesting that there were lots of cheers / applause from the audience during the screening (mostly youth).   I can't remember that last time that happened while I've been at the cinema...interesting.
You could certainly use the start of the film with the Life after school talk I outlined here.  There would also be scenes that you could use about rejection, acceptance, bullying (Sherman is made to do all these humiliating things in order to become a member of a fraternity) and the purpose of education...

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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The Pacifier - talk ideas

I watched The Pacifier last week - quite funny, it's a bit like a cross between School of Rock and Kindergarten Cop.   Here are some scenes that could be used to stimulate discussion:

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Friday, September 08, 2006


Just doing some homework on Bullying. Here are some places I've been looking:

And some books I've looked at:

Some other places to consider:


Saturday, March 18, 2006

The Longest Yard - talk ideas

In The Longest Yard Adam Sandler plays Paul Crewe, an American football player who 'threw a game' for money.  While he was a great footballer, this ruined in carrier.  During the start of the film he gets into some trouble and ends up in prison where he is forced into running a football team.  There are loads of issues raised in this film:
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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Filey School - Children's anti-bullying film packs a real punch


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