PSHE GCSE: Coping with being bullied

A teenage boy called Joe is interviewed by BBC radio presenter Aled Haydn Jones.

He describes his experiences of bullying after he came out as bisexual, and how he has dealt with it.

The radio show is fictional but the caller and his experiences are real. Aled interviews clinical psychologist Dr Angharad Rudkin about bullying among teenagers, and the impact on mental health and wellbeing.

This clip is from the series Coping.

Teacher Notes

Organise students into small groups.

Assign one group the role of a local radio DJ hosting a bullying phone in.

This group can be tasked with researching issues that affect teenagers, some relevant advice and assistance that can be offered to teenagers, and what guidance they might be able to give live on the radio.

The other groups can be assigned a problem or issue that might cause bullying.

Ask these groups to research their topic and prepare a list of questions that they could ask in a radio phone in.

Groups can take it in turns to interact with the students playing the radio DJ and receive feedback.

After all the groups have spoken, ask them to rate the quality of advice and help that they were offered.

Could the help be improved in any way?

Curriculum Notes

This clip is relevant for teaching Modern Studies and PSHE and Citizenship, in particular for Healthy Lifestyles and Mental and Emotional Health, at GCSE and National 4/5 level (Scotland).