Find out if there are any programmes
locally that train peer educators (young volunteers) in conflict
mediation. Ask a speaker to come to talk to the group and consider
the possibility of setting up a system of peer mediators in your
school, college or club.
If you are interested in examples of good practice of peer education then look at "The Peacemaker-project in Offenbach/Germany, an example for peer mediation in schools", section 5.1 in Domino .
The group may like to develop an anti-bullying policy for their
school or organisation. The method described in the activity "Responding
to racism", on how to develop an anti-racist policy is
also appropriate for developing an anti-bullying policy.
Perhaps the group would like to talk about what they admire about people who stand up against bullies? They might also like to talk about other people whom they respect and admire and who have inspired them? If so, you may like to look at "Personal heroes" in the all different all equal education pack .
In "Stories told by young people", section 4 of Domino you can read Gabor's story about how he was bullied at school because he was Jewish. You could use it to start a discussions about anti-Semitism or to ask the question "what would you do in this situation?"
If the group enjoys role-playing and would like to explore issues
of conflict resolution further, they could do the activity "Play
Ideas for action
Find a group or association that works to address bullying in
your country, and offer your support.
If you have a particularly creative group, suggest they script
their own scenes and then perform them for others.
Members of the group could also lead or organise a debate in
their own schools or communities on the topic of bullying.
Together with other friends, create a group in your own school
or community to help young people who are being bullied.