06. Bullying – The Power to Cope
Annual Digital Licence (GST inclusive)
For years 4 – 9
This prevention mental health cognitive-behavioural program provides students (years 4 – 9) with strategies they can use when faced with bullying behaviour and other types of anti-social behaviour.
An essential element of a comprehensive school-wide anti-bullying prevention program is equipping all students with the mindset (attitudes and coping skills) they can employ when faced with victimisation to regulate and respond effectively emotionally. Published research reveals a significant positive impact of this program on students’ levels of stress and their ability to deal with different forms of bullying.
The Victorian Government has invested $217.8 million over 4 years to support student mental health and wellbeing, including approximately $200 million over 4 years and $86 million ongoing to create a Schools Mental Health Fund (the Fund). Underpinning the Fund is the evidence-based Schools Mental Health Menu (the Menu). The Menu of endorsed programs includes You Can Do It! Education’s Bullying. The Power to Cope.
Delivery of this course is flexible and can be taught to classroom-sized groups of students or used with individual students who are currently being victimised by bullying.
The course consists of 4 lessons that include four animated videos covering four elements
- Part 1. Bullying and its impact
- Part 2. Thinking makes it so (can be presented over two class periods)
- Part 3. Things to say and do
- Part 4. Coping in action
Each of the four parts contains discussion topics, activities and a list of materials needed for running the group activities.
This program can be incorporated into school timetables. Alternatively, one session can be developed with students being shown the complete animated video program supplemented by activities drawn from the material in the teacher’s guide.