There's a Bully in my Head
‘There’s a Bully Inside My Head’ cards cover important areas which cause so many problems for young people, including anxiety, depression, the use of social media, body image, peer pressure amongst others.
Young people’s emotions are fragile during their teenage years and it is vital that they have a safe environment in which they can share their ideas and develop their own personal coping strategies. They often need to understand how they themselves are personally feeling before they can share their thoughts with other people: at other times it is by sharing with others that they actually begin to understand how they feel. Many of their ideas of self-awareness and self-value will have been developed over time based on false perceptions, much through social media and they need help to examine whether their ideas are actually valid.
The cards are suitable for a variety of uses:
- Class sharing discussion sessions
- For use with individuals identified as being vulnerable
- With small groups to develop empathy with, and support for, each other
- Role play in drama classes, with the class split into pairs or small groups.
- ‘Parrot on shoulder’: one person in the group plays the ‘parrot’ and toucheseach student’s shoulder and says what they’re thinking.
6. Using the cards as triggers for students to act out situations for everyone to then discuss
7. Using the cards to promote sketches to show the emotions: possibly designing ‘emoticons’