PSHE KS2 / KS3: Being a bully - Ariana's story

This clip uses the real first person testimony from Ariana, a young Albanian girl whose family valued boys higher than girls, to create an intimate and direct tone.

The open and honest narration will help students develop a sense of empathy with her, and recognise the parallels with their own lives.

In the course of the film, Ariana relates how her family background led her to feel a sense of inferiority and caused her to seek to subjugate others to regain a measure of control.

As she talks about what it felt like to be a bully in her daily life, the animation creates a visually emotive representation of how she felt, to help students experience it directly.

This clip is from the series When I Worry About Things.

Teacher Notes

This clip could be used to open up discussion about bullying, and particularly to discuss the root causes behind people’s actions.

This will help those displaying bullying behaviour think about the reasons behind their actions, and others to take a more sympathetic view.

Curriculum Notes

This clip is relevant for teaching PSHE at KS2 and KS3 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and 2nd Level in Scotland.

More from the series When I Worry About Things

OCD and depression - Annabel’s Story
Anorexia - Kirsty's story
Being bullied - Jake's Story
Panic attacks - Luke and Jenny's story