We are extremely grateful to our business partners for the talent, expertise and creativity they bring to the work of the Anti-Bullying Alliance.
MANTIS is a new company which has developed a host of simple, proven initiatives which will help to significantly empower children and young people, making them safer and building their confidence.
The first of these initiatives focuses on a physical attack or abduction attempt, and teaches how to release from a physical grab. The techniques are demonstrated by Silvio Simac - World Champion Martial Artist and Hollywood actor. As he illustrates, whatever direction the grab comes from, and whatever the size of the opponent, any child or young person can release themselves. The steps to achieve this are presented in a series of interactive learning programmes called ‘The Children’s Protector’. 8 steps are taught over the course of 8 weeks, with instructions and encouragement to practice for just a few minutes each day – together with an interactive game that’s played on an XBOX (360 / 1) a PLAYSTATION (3/ 4) or by using a DVD player with the remote control. The Interactive test helps to instil the techniques. For more information visit their website
ABA and Restorative Thinking have formed a partnership to support schools with restorative practices. Restorative Thinking offer two curriculum-based toolkits for KS1/2 and KS3/4, delivering a restorative education with primary and secondary pupils, empowering young people to draw on restorative practices to manage daily challenges and conflicts. Restorative Thinking also provide staff training and consultation to develop whole school restorative approaches, action planning and wrap-around support. To order your copy of the primary or secondary toolkit, click here
Into Film is an education charity, supported by the British Film Institute through Lottery Funding, which places film at the heart of young people’s learning and person development. Its catalogue of over 4000 films (free to order for all schools with an Into Film Club), dynamic, downloadable teaching resources, film-based activities and annual, UK-wide Into Film Festival provide numerous opportunities for teaching and learning through film. Into Film uses the accessible and inclusive medium of film to promote discussion about complex issues and is partnering with the Anti-Bullying Alliance to create resources to help teachers tackle bullying inside and outside the classroom.
To download the Anti-Bullying on Film resource visit http://www.filmclub.org/resources/details/568/anti-bullying
For information and to set up a free Into Film Club visit www.intofilm.org or call 0207 288 4520