The Hurting Game
Cyber Safety and Bullying Program
Action packed, humorous and engaging anti-bullying and cyber safety program for even the toughest audience.
A live performance that explores the hurtful games we play to give ourselves a false sense of power and belonging.
When Samantha's group spread rumours and exclude her, she becomes anxious and obsessed with body image. Desperate to fit in, Jimmy succumbs to peer pressure and becomes the tough guy - harassing and bullying other students, deliberately failing subjects, playing the fool and binge drinking.
Finally, one explosive confrontation forces them to see that their decisions can have lifelong consequences. They come to understand the power of positive friendships, resilience and self-compassion.
The Hurting Game Cyber Safety Program Covers:
Bullying & Harassment
Please Note: This performance contains references to eating disorders & body image issues. Teachers please contact us to discuss if you have any concerns about the content as modifications can be made in some cases.
Congratulations Brainstorm Productions! This is an extremely valuable student wellbeing resource, nothing else like this. Supports our school anti-bullying and cyber bullying programs. Highly recommended! 10/10.
Calrossy Anglican College
Amazing physical theatre! Realistic acting! Students were spellbound! Clear anti-bullying messages! 10/10
St Francis Xavier College
Fast paced show! Real life examples! Dealt with harassment, cyber bullying and online reputation. Students reflective and thoughtful in Q&A! 10/10
Wheelers Hill Secondary College
Brainstorm Productions is certified to provide Online Safety Programs by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner.
Showed me the reasons why people bully.....everyone in Australia should see this show!
Paralowie R-12 School Students
Highly professional performance with messages for students of all ages. Maintained the students attention and general discussion was spot on with a high level of student participation and knowledge of the underlining messages. Highly recommended, 10/10!
Grafton High School
Students were attentive and engaged. Actors were very impressive. Brainstorm is a delight to work with. Highly recommended, 10/10!
St Peter's Tuggerah Lakes
Supports personal development, self-esteem, R.E -relationships, values, Internet safety and influences of social websites on relationships. Fast moving, very well presented play that is very in tune with social problems currently 'raising their heads'. Highly recommended!
Mackillop College Bathurst
Highly recommended! Informative, provocative and the issues highlighted were suited to this year level. Examples of bullying and peer pressure from early years to later high school years were presented perfectly. Very good performance.
Mt Alvernia College
Bullying is always of concern but cyber issues are major contributors. Performance was polished, varied and conveyed its message effectively. Great to see suggested avenues of help included in the drama. The simple set and costumes were perfect to show the students they can create an informative and entertaining drama. Highly recommended!
All Hallows School
Students were mesmerised, engaged and responded appropriately. Supports our PD/H/PE, Drama, English, Peer support, Student welfare, cyber bullying, impact of technology and self image, general bullying, self confidence and peer pressure policies. The performance was age appropriate and very real life, well presented, easy to follow and very enjoyable.
St Francis Leeton
The use of technology is excellent! The script is excellent, humorous but relevant and meaningful. Characters realistic stereotypes. The issues raised were very relevant. Supports our anti bullying, contemporary communications, cyber safety, body image and pastoral care policies. Highly recommended!
St Josephs East Gosford
Highly recommended! Supports our Bullying Policy, HPE, English and The Arts curriculum. 10/10.
Holy Spirit College