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: Supporting Resources
These resources will empower schools, sporting clubs and any other youth-facing community groups to facilitate discussions about aggression and violence. Included in the resources will be:
- A School and Community Facilitation Guide: advice for delivering a whole-community approach to violence prevention
- A Take-it-home Resource Pack: advice and activities for caregivers to use with young people
- Introductory Workshops: engage young people in the topic of violence prevention and the STOP the coward punch campaign to prepare them for further learning
- Complementary one-on-one workshops: guides for discussing anger, violence and aggression to support young people in processing and regulating their emotions.