Anti-Bullying Production - The Hurting game

Brainstorm Productions came to St Paul’s College recently to showcase their action-packed, humorous and engaging anti-bullying program called “The Hurting Game.” 
The storyline involved a girl called Samantha and her group spreading rumours about her.   These rumours alienated Samantha. She becomes obsessed with body image and constantly compares herself with other girls in the media, the playground and on social media.
Desperate to fit in, Jimmy succumbs to peer pressure and becomes the tough guy harassing and bullying other students with homophobic remarks, deliberately failing maths, binge drinking and playing the fool.

They slowly begin to realise how their interactions on social media could have lifelong implications.

  • Bullying
  • Cyber Footprint
  • Cyber Safety
  • Harassment
  • Rumours
  • Body Image
  • Peer Pressure
  • Resilience
  • Self-Esteem
  • Binge Drinking
  • Social Websites
  • Positive Relationships
 
It was a great message and a very clever production that covered many issues young people face, bullying, name calling, bulimia, cyber issues and safety and the long term effects of a criminal record. It was a very insightful and engaging performance.
 
Paddy Hicks
Sport & Student Activities Coordinator