Act Against Bullying: Situatonal Monologues for Children
This collection of set scene pieces is a revised version of the bestselling Act Against Bullying monologues which were first written in 2002 to counter bullying and other sensitive classroom issues. They deal with the everyday events which can cause distress, from picking partners at school to being dropped from friendship groups. Bullying has been identified as one of the leading causes of teen suicides. Still, effective ways of handling it continue to evade legislators and authorities. Research shows it starts with 'the little things' which escalate if left addressed. Therefore, these are the commonplace situations covered by these monologues. This book is aimed also at performers who want to make others aware of the social factors around a familiar lived experience, students seeking short audition material, teachers and social workers wanting to probe a painful memory, or adults wishing to re-examine an uncomfortable event which may well be still playing out later in life. There are over fifty short monologues in this edition. Labelled (G) for girls and (B) for boys, they can be easily adapted for either sex. The final set scene pieces cover contemporary issues of social media, cyberbullying, sexting, and parental abuse, and online grooming.