In School Program: Domestic Violence and Sexting
Opening Doors: Digital
Opening Doors: Digital is an immersive online experience where students engage in 15-year-old Zoe’s story through interacting with her public, curated videos, and viewing her private exchanges with family and friends. While Zoe attempts to make everything in her life look great, the truth inevitably comes to light.
Opening Doors: Digital addresses the issues of domestic violence and image-based abuse, and supports students to understand how to access help and what support is out there.
In 2022 Opening Doors: Digital will be delivered free-of-charge to selected secondary schools in the Lake Macquarie LGA.
Proudly funded by the NSW Government.
The history of the Opening Doors program
Opening Doors was developed in 2013 as a unique, immersive theatre in education program for youth aged 15-18, which combined the power of live performance with robust discussion to educate and empower young people to engage in healthy, respectful relationships.
The program explores domestic violence, sexting and power and control in personal relationships through an accessible and engaging live performance. It also includes a discussion forum with representatives from local police and a range of other support services, connecting young people in a tangible way to avenues of support.
Opening Doors toured to schools in NSW between 2013-2018 and so far has reached over 5000 young people.
Opening Doors was developed by Tantrum Youth Arts in partnership with the Cooperative Legal Service Delivery network in the Hunter region.
If you are interested in supporting Opening Doors to reach more young people please get in touch.
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