URSTRONG’s Day of Friendship includes a variety of student workshops where students will learn the 4 Friendship Facts, qualities of a great friend, and how to use the Friend-o-meter to assess healthy versus unhealthy friendships. We will also discuss the importance of standing up for yourself and how to put out Friendship Fires® through an open, honest conversation. These workshops include a handout with an overview of the key concepts to share with parents.
Friendship Tips for Teens (Year 7)
In this workshop, students learn URSTRONG’s friendship framework and how it applies to both the real world and their online world. They learn what’s normal in a friendship, the importance of trust & respect, and how to use the Friend-o-meter to assess healthy versus unhealthy friendships. Students learn a simple strategy to put out Friendship Fires™ and how to deal with Mean-on-Purpose behavior. We also discuss friendship groups & cliques, ANTs (Automatic Negative Thoughts), negativity bias, and peer pressure.