Bullying and Cyber Safety Program
Anti bullying program that explores the responsible and ethical use of technology for improving student wellbeing and mental health.
This performance highlights the importance of personal responsibility, empathy and values in the online world.
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 people post words or images, how will they be received? What will be the consequences?
The Flipside challenges students' perspectives on what's humorous, toxic, private, humiliating, informative, safe or appropriate online. The performance encourages them to think critically about their online values and behaviour, and provides strategies for respectful communication.
The Flipside Cyber Safety Program Covers:
Ethical Online Behaviour
Please Note: This performance contains references to abusive online comments. Teachers please contact us to discuss if you have any concerns about this content.
Captivating! Cleverly highlighted the moral and legal consequences of online bullying. Strengths approach was brilliant! 10/10.
Kiera High School
Outstanding! Thought provoking! Gave students a new perspective on social media and a strong message about consequences and ethics. 10/10.
St Joseph's Catholic College, Gosford
Well researched and up-to-date! Our tech-obsessed audience was glued to the dilemmas being played out. Made them more aware of the effects of bullying. 10/10.
Robina State High School
Captivating! Fantastic, relevant content! A reminder that social media can be dangerous and hurtful. Amazing actors! 10/10.
Bulli High School
Excellent performance! Loved it! Students were engaged, entertained and informed. Very applicable to their daily lives. The performance was professional. Clear and articulate performers - good role models. Supports policies around social media use, cyber safety, cyberbullying and pastoral welfare. Highly recommended!
St Patricks College, Strathfield
Fantastic performance! Helps students become aware of their behaviour online - knowing how to behave in this digital world and be good online citizens. Students were all engaged and attentive. Highly recommended. 10/10
Beverly Hills Girls High School
An outstanding production! In a rural setting we have limited access to productions around this topic. I believe that Brainstorm fills this void. Coolamon has students from diverse backgrounds - the production accommodated this and students were constantly engaged. A tremendous feat, well done! Supports Positive Behaviour and Reflective Practice. The actors were absolutely unreal! Punctual, positive and approachable, very accommodating. I am more than happy to recommend Brainstorm to other schools. 10/10
Coolamon Central School
They had the students' undivided attention! The show was highly engaging, relevant and interesting. Great use of humour and audio/sound effects. It was a great educational experience and discussion on online ethics that students will remember. 10/10
Mitchell High School
The performance was captivating! Really engaging and maintained students' interest and attention. The weaving of facts, stats and information through the narrative was very clever and effective. The performance really highlighted the pervasive nature of technology in teenagers' lives. The Q&A at the end was an excellent way to consolidate the ideas. Excellent acting! The high level of student engagement observed is a testament to their processing of the content. The performance is relevant to their lives so I would be surprised if they didn't use it as a reference point when they interact online or use social media. Strength approach is excellent. Relatable characters using very real situations, with real consequences. Highly recommended! 10/10
Keira High School
Students were engaged and found the performance interesting and very apt - they were immersed in that world. I thought it was very good and the actors were excellent! Highly recommended. 10/10
International Grammar School
Definitely thought-provoking! Positive messages throughout. Very relevant content that gives students meaningful examples and something to think about before they post on social media - e.g. who can see it, once it's there it can't be deleted, and how quickly posts can spread. Excellent opening - grabbed their attention with wonderul use of sound effects. Great actors! Punctual, organised and very professional with their interactions. The questions at the end were a great way to bring home the messages. The actors were relatable to the students. 10/10
St Pius X High School, Adamstown
Presented harsh realities of technology. Motivates students to be reponsible, respectful and safe online. Delightful!
Sefton High School
That was fantastic! The actors were wonderful! The content was so timely and appropriate for students of this developmental stage. They definitely engaged in a way that can help them make positive changes - comments were all positive. Excellent actors, a polished and professional production - themes were developed incrementally and puposefully. Student wellbeing (Crossroads Program) and National Curriculum perspectives were all covered. Highly recommended. 10/10.
Canterbury Girls High School
Students were absorbed! Excellent script that was fast-paced, confronting, relevant and appropriate. Presented information the students can connect with. Supports our positive behaviour and social media policies. Actors were professional and approachable, appropriate in every way. Highly recommended. 10/10.
Teachers, The Rivers Secondary College, Lismore High Campus
A brilliant production...very real...unique...entertaining...eye-opening. The message was really strong, a new take on cyberbullying, respect, privacy and safety. The way the characters were portrayed was really human. The story was well structured and interesting...I loved the mystery element. The story was deep and interesting and sooo true! I reckon it was perfect...loved it. Congratulations, you guys are really good!
Students, The Rivers Secondary College, Lismore High Campus