These 11 playful animations convey knowledge, skills, and useful advice for both children and adults. Children, teenagers, teachers, parents, and anyone responsible for young people, this educational material is for you!

These videos address essential themes in the fight against violence, such as fear, its management and function, assertiveness, defining one’s boundaries, different types of violence, respecting one’s body, the right to self-defense, and providing assistance.

Enjoy watching!

Videos produced with the support of the Gandur Foundation for Youth.

I listen to my fear

Learn to understand your fear. It provides good advice and is useful. Fear is a signal of danger. Listen to this signal, control your fear by breathing, immediately ask yourself why you are afraid, and try to discover the danger as quickly as possible in order to avoid it.

I am valuable

Who has the most value? The young person or the older one? The tall or the short? The fast or the slow? The astronaut or the electrician?

For everything to work, we need each other. It is important to recognize one’s own value and that of others. Each of us is unique, fantastic, and wonderful!

I know my limits

An educated child is wise, always does what an adult tells them, and without protesting. But what if an adult asks you something strange? You might feel uncomfortable because you’ve always been taught to obey grown-ups. So ask yourself: is this a trusted adult? Would they make you do something harmful? If your inner voice tells you to ‘beware,’ listen to it. If you’re unsure, seek advice from a trusted adult.

My body

You are a unique and wonderful person. You have rights, and you deserve respect just as you must respect others. Your body belongs to you and you alone. If someone wants to touch you and you don’t want them to, you have the right and you must say NO! If someone touches you anyway and it bothers or disgusts you, always dare to speak up. If your inner voice tells you ‘I don’t like it,’ say no and talk to a trusted adult about it.

I recognize violence

Violence is often depicted as it appears in movies, but it can take many forms. It can be physical, verbal, psychological, auditory, visual, or even sexual. It can exist both outside and inside the home. The forms of violence are not always easy to identify.

So if you think you are experiencing violence, talk to a trusted adult about it!

And me, am I violent?

In your opinion, can you yourself have violent behavior? Being violent can be knocking over a classmate’s pencil case all day long, but it can also be leaving a friend alone during every recess or saying a lot of mean words. It’s important to realize that we can all sometimes be violent and risk hurting other people without realizing it.

So remember this simple thing: Do not do to someone else what you would not want done to you!

I know how to leave

How to react if you find yourself facing someone who wants to harm you? Your heart is racing, you’re scared, there’s panic in your head, you’re sometimes even petrified. What to do? Defend yourself? Cry for help? But here, the best way to defend yourself is to leave. Our advice: run away and take refuge in a crowded place.

“The greatest fight is the one you managed to avoid.

I know how to ask for help

In case of danger, you need to ask for help as loudly as possible. Then, run straight to a safe place and talk to someone. Not to a friend your age, but to a trusted adult: parents, grandparents, uncle, aunt, teacher, mediator, even to a police officer. It’s like if you broke your leg and didn’t dare to show the wound, it would get infected. So go get help, there are plenty of adults who know how to take care of children.

I know the law

In every country, there are laws. Among these laws, there’s one that says we have the right to defend ourselves and to defend someone who is in danger. It’s called ‘self-defense’. But be careful, if you are attacked, you should only use the necessary force to end the situation. So if you are the stronger one, no fighting. You can also defend someone whose life or health is in danger in the same way as if you were being attacked. And as soon as you can, run away and take refuge in a crowded place!

I know how to defend myself

You can only defend yourself if your health, your life, or someone else’s is in danger.

If you encounter someone with strange intentions, run, it’s the most effective. If you can’t, call for help as loudly as you can. And if that’s not enough, don’t let yourself be attacked. People who defend themselves vigorously often scare off their attacker. Use your fingers to poke your attacker’s eyes or kick them in the groin. And as soon as you can, go to a safe place where there are other people.

I know how to provide assistance

It may happen that someone is bothering one of your friends. You noticed that something was wrong, but you may be alone. So, observe carefully what is happening and listen to your intuition. First, firmly ask the aggressor to stop. Then call for help. If your friends are not too far away, tell them to go get help. Or you can go find an adult yourself or call the police. But be careful not to unnecessarily put yourself in danger!

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