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Courage is using its ’16 Days of Activism’ campaign to host a free “Be Kind” workshop which aims to end bullying at schools, at home, at work and within communities.


South Africa (01 December 2022) – Courage Child Protection and Empowerment has created a workshop that can be used by parents, educators and organisations to put an end to bullying. The workshop and all resources are free so that every person can access the tools needed to end bullying in 2022. This workshop has been released as part of Courage’s 16 Days of Activism campaign.

Courage is an open-source child protection and empowerment programme that combines toolkits and workshop processes that help carers, educators, organisations and parents to recognise the rights and needs of all children, identify where they are being abused or overlooked, and develop the strategies needed to solve these challenges.

The Courage team share various workshops and tools to help provide a better understanding of child protection in South Africa. This one is focused on bullying and while it is applied to child protection, it can be relevant for anyone facing bullying, young or old.

This workshop or combination of workshops will help participants to:

  • Understand the importance of building a kinder world where bullying is not tolerated at a personal or community level.
  • Understand what bullying is, who is involved, why, when and where it takes place in our communities.
  • Develop a vision for a courageously kind world where bullying is eliminated.
  • Exploring the concept of empathy and learning tools to improve empathy at an individual and community level.
  • Developing assertiveness skills through building self-esteem, self-worth, personal identity and embracing our inner superhero.
  • Developing win/win partnerships to help address bullying in our communities.
  • Identify the values that will help us achieve our courageously kind world vision.
  • Develop an action plan to ensure sustainable behaviour change.​

There are several videos available as well as other resources to go along with the video content, including a PowerPoint presentation, workbooks and notes for the presenters of the workshop.

  • You can watch an Introduction to the workshop HERE.
  • A video on What is bullying HERE.
  • A video on What is empathy HERE.
  • A video on How to be assertive HERE.
  • A video on How to build win/win partnerships HERE.
  • Or if you are ready to dive right in, you can watch how to run the whole workshop HERE.

You can find the workshop here.

Sources: Courage – Supplied
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