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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: English lessons

These lessons for Years 7 to 10 English will see students explore the true meaning behind the words we use to describe coward punch attacks and the ways in which violence is portrayed in media and literature. Students will create their own texts that explore the ways in which society can address issues of violence, aggression and representations of masculinity.