This video explains the core ideas behind Respectful Relationships
An interesting experiment that really makes you think about the stereotypes that have ‘the norm’
“Just Breathe” video:
Filmmaker comments: “The inspiration for “Just Breathe” first came about a little over a year ago when I overheard my then 5-year-old son talking with his friend about how emotions affect different regions of the brain, and how to calm down by taking deep breaths — all things they were beginning to learn at their new school. As a filmmaker, I am always interested in finding a subject worthy of filming, and I felt strongly that Mindfulness was a necessary concept to communicate visually. Thankfully my husband, who happens to be my filmmaking partner, agreed. We made “Just Breathe” with our son, his classmates and their family members one Saturday afternoon. The film is entirely unscripted – what the kids say is based purely on their own neuro-scientific understanding of difficult emotions, and how they cope through breathing and meditation.”
Word use in advertising for boys and girls
These are some really interesting images that highlight the difference in word choices for advertisements aimed at boys and girls. It’s great to challenge these stereotypes wherever possible!
Cultural Diversity in AFL
This video is of AFL Multicultural Community Ambassador, Avtar, talking about his passion for football and his involvement with creating new Essendon District Football League club, the Hume Bombers.
This video, another in the 2018 series, tells the story of 18-year-old Brisbane Lions footballer Reuben William’s journey through footy. The William family is of South Sudanese heritage and migrated to Australia from Kenya as refugees in 2003.
This is also a great video to remind us all about how far AFL has come over the past year with the ever-growing AFLW.
Respectful Relationships Resources
The video we watched at the whole-school Assembly on the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence. More details can be found at https://bullyingnoway.gov.au/
Great resources from the new OurWatch.org.au campaign aimed at parents/carers. More details can be found HERE
An interesting video from Norway. “But… we did the same job?”. Children beautifully REJECT the gender pay gap in heart-warming experiment:
Let’s change the story. More details available at https://www.ourwatch.org.au/