Since 2000, more than 172 lives have been lost to deadly blows to the head, with hundreds more injured.
Danny Green’s STOP the Coward Punch campaign was started in 2012 with the aim of raising awareness of the devastating effects of the coward punch on the community, including the physical and mental scars survivors, families and friends are left with for life.
STOP the Coward Punch believes in the right of all people to enjoy themselves, safely and free from violence. With support from entertainers, athletes, community leaders, politicians and everyday Australians, the campaign aims to raise awareness of the simple precautions we - as a community and as individuals - can take to ensure safe and enjoyable outings and, ultimately, reduce the number of coward punch occurrences in our communities.
STOP the Coward Punch: The Arts lessons
In this unit, you will find four drama lessons, two visual art lessons, one media art lesson and one dance lesson. Students will have varied opportunities to creatively explore the issue of violence, masculinity and the coward punch and create impactful pieces of art. They will strengthen their understanding of artistic elements and techniques through this real-world topic and challenge their communities to take a stand against violence.