In this activity you will draw or write a storyboard of an active bystander situtation. This exercise works best after seeing the knife crime animation.
What you will need
Revise what you have already learned about the role of an active bystander, such as going over the 5 D's:
Give out the comic strip template. Working in pairs or individually, either write up a story of a bystander situation or draw out a cartoon animation. The pairs or groups will make up their own bystander situation that shows what they would do. Here are some ideas to get everyone started:
Sum up by acknowledging that the best policy is to avoid these situations as best you can. But if you find yourself in a tricky spot, there are always choices. Making the right choice really can save lives. It also keeps you on the right side of the law. More importantly it keeps you in control of your life.
You are welcome to watch the video from Manchester University about student's experiences of hate crime where they would have liked an active bystander to step in.