The ENABLE anti-bullying resources are available online!
You can now check and use the free ENABLE anti-bullying resources which have been developed to provide school staff with the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to establish and lead an effective student Peer Support scheme in their schools as well as to help develop their students' social-emotional skills.
SEL Lesson Plans
Teachers can use a set of ten one-hour lesson plans to help their students develop the communication skills and social strategies they would need when confronted with potential bullying situations. Written by the award-winning UK-based education charity SWGfL, the lesson plans reflect successful strategies from around the world which were identified in the research phase of the ENABLE project conducted by the Greek partner, For Adolescent Health. The topics align with ten Peer Support sessions, also developed under the umbrella of the ENABLE project.
The lesson plans which are designed to be both engaging and investigative, lead students along four distinct pathways:
- Self-Awareness: understanding how and why we feel like we do; building an emotional vocabulary to express feelings and become familiar with our own behavioural indicators
- Self-Management: responding to our own emotions and shaping positive outcomes through a range of personal strategies
- Social Awareness: recognising emotions in others including peers; interpreting social indicators and situations and developing positive responses
- Social Management: building a range of personal strategies that influence potential bullying situations to shape positive outcomes. Setting group goals to shape a positive school climate
Peer Support Resources
Peer Support schemes involve students working together to prevent bullying and to deal with its impact on the individuals involved. Peer Supporters run campaigns and activities to educate their peers about bullying and to help them feel safe and supported at school. Research has shown that Peer Supporter schemes have a number of benefits to both the school and the Peer Supporter:
- Students often prefer to talk to someone their own age. Peer Supporters can therefore offer invaluable support to students affected by bullying
- Students are often more aware of what goes on amongst peer groups and so, they can detect bullying issues before a member of staff
- Having such a responsibility often helps students gain skills including increased confidence, a sense of responsibility, active listening and empathy
The ENABLE Peer Support resources have been written and developed by a leading UK-based youth charity, The Diana Award, which has established many Peer Support schemes in schools. The resources provide staff with all they need to set up an effective Peer Support scheme in their setting.
A Parent/Carer Pack which informs parents/carers about ways to keep their child safe, both online and offline, and includes activities to help facilitate students' learning at home, is also available.
The complete pack of resources which amounts to about 350 pages is available here.
For an overview of the ENABLE project and the available resources, check the booklet "The ENABLE resource pack for students, teachers, parents and campaigners" availabe on the same page.