Heathdale flower 30th April 2021

The Flipside Anti-Bullying Performance

'The Flipside', a live theatre experience that addresses (cyber)bullying, online safety, digital citizenship, bystander behaviour and online ethics is coming to Heathdale.

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On Wednesday, May 12th, Brainstorm Productions will be presenting their student wellbeing performance ‘The Flipside’ for Years 7-9 students. ‘The Flipside’ is a live theatre experience that addresses issues of (cyber)bullying, online safety, digital citizenship, bystander behaviour and online ethics. The performance highlights the importance of personal responsibility, empathy, respect and values in the online AND offline worlds.

When bullying and revenge are used to wield power, Jack and Ella realise they must create an ethical roadmap to navigate the online world. When words, images or video are shared, how will the messages be received? What will be the consequences?

‘The Flipside’ is part of our student wellbeing curriculum and has been developed by education and mental health professionals. It challenges students’ perspectives on what is humorous, toxic, private, anonymous, humiliating, safe or appropriate online. Real student experiences are woven together to create a compelling narrative and theatrical experience, that poses questions about how we treat ourselves and others. The performance is supported by curriculum-aligned classroom activities that are designed to spark further discussion and expand on the messages from the play.

Brainstorm Productions is one of Australia’s largest and most respected theatre in education companies, performing to over 360,000 students every year. They offer a range of programs to help schools build healthy and harmonious environments, addressing issues such as mental health, cyber safety, bullying, resilience, diversity and inclusion.

If you would like to know more about Brainstorm Productions, you can visit their website: brainstormproductions.edu.au, or their Facebook page: facebook.com/Brainstorm.Productions.