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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: HPE lessons

These lessons for Years 9 and 10 HPE will explore personal responsibility, teaching anger management and de-escalation strategies as well as why people might not step up to prevent violence or help out when they should. Students will explore how peer relationships can influence risk-taking and violent behaviours both positively and negatively and how they can work to prevent violence in their communities.