In preparation for anti-bullying week earlier in the term, young people at Eastfield Primary School worked with the award-winning team from Inspired Youth to create a campaign called "Just Don't Do It". The centrepiece of the campaign was a short film, scripted beautifully by the children themselves, that explores the emotional impact and consequences of bullying.
Here is the film:
In addition to the film, the campaign created posters and other promotional materials for display around the school.
Two weeks ago, I interviewed three of the young people at Eastfield about their experience of working on the campaign, and the positive effect they hope it will have for young people in their schools and other schools.
Here is what they had to say about their work:
Congratulations to everyone involved in this great campaign. If you work with young people, please make use of the "Just Don't It" film to support them in understanding how bullying can damage the mental-wellbeing and future lives of young victims.