In schools

Research shows that feeling unsafe at school affects a student’s ability to learn, focus, and take academic risks. With safety and student success on the line, we’ve been consistent and unwavering in our work to prevent bullying. Make a Change offers comprehensive training to the staff and students of schools, workplaces and organizations on how to recognize bullying and build an environment where everyone feel safe and free from harassment. Several in-depth training options are available in our portfolio.

Below you can read an example of how we structure and work in schools.

Make a Change: Program for schools

Recommended age: 

12 – 16

Delivered To:


Teachers and staff



Component 1 : A positive school community

Component 2 : Social and emotional learning for students

Component 3 : Technical and educational learning for teachers, staff and parents


Social and emotional skills


Belonging and Connectedness

Target group:

Children, educators, parents and support staff in elementary (primary) schools.


The Maka a Change program has a dual focus on bullying and friendship. It is designed to decrease bullying at school and help students build more supportive relationships with each other. The roles of children who bully, children who are the targets of bullying, and the ‘bystanders’ are addressed. The program focuses on developing the skills of teachers, administrators, parents, and other adults to develop a school-wide approach to bullying, while training students to make and keep friends, as well as recognise, resist and report bullying behaviour.

Implementation / Delivery Details:

Student Components

Social-emotional competence

Emotional Intelligence skills include:

  • Perspective taking and empathy
  • Managing emotions

Self Management skills include:

  • Risk assessment and decision making
  • Setting and achieving positive goals

Social Skills include:

  • Assertive communication
  • Distinguishing intentional hurt from unintentional hurt
  • Conflict resolution
  • Building and maintaining friendships
  • Academic skills
  • Positive social values
Staff Components

Staff training consists of four segments:

  • All-staff training
  • Coaching training
  • Curriculum orientation
  • Booster sessions
Family Components

A family overview presentation provides information about the skills and values children learn in the Make a Change program, and ways families can support their children in dealing with bullying. Additional family contact is made through a series of family handouts included with the student lessons.

Structure / Methods of Delivery:

The Make a Change program is divided into three phases:

Phase 1:

This is where we establishes a school-wide framework, which includes assessing your current situation, creating anti-bullying policies and procedures, communicating expectations, and determining consequences for bullying behaviour.

Phase 2:

This phase involves all school staff being trained in how to recognise bullying and receive reports from students. Select staff members are trained to work directly with children involved in bullying incidents. Families are introduced to the program during this phase as well.

Phase 3:

Make a Change educators deliver the skill lessons. Students learn and practice skills, including how to recognise, refuse, and report bullying and make friends.

Staff professional learning:

The Make a Change program contains everything needed for training staff and introducing families to the program. On-site professional development (facilitator training) is offered by Make a Change.

Contact / Location

Contact info

Ideella föreningen Make a Change
Odengatan 21
114 24 Stockholm, Sweden

010-175 76 76 (m-f 10-17)
Orgnr: 802497-2450
Bankgiro: 326-4512
Swish: 123 08 33 780

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