Reflective and creative writing are great ways to express and communicate. These activities each have some element of reflective writing either individually or in groups, and they also involve discussion of ideas.
Bullying is complicated. Ending bullying behavior, and creating a culture that does not accept bullying, will take many steps. By encouraging creative thinking and conversations about bullying, we can support youth engagement in bullying prevention.
HEAR is a toolkit of activities that uses arts-based activities to encourage a non-violent culture, tolerance, and empathy. These activities were developed by public health and violence prevention researchers and a theater group, and informed by teachers, students, school administrators, and youth club leaders.