Toxic Friendships

Help children and teens to recognise the warning signs of a toxic friendship with this printable activity.

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Toxic Friendships: Recognise the Warning Signs

Toxic Friendships is a resource designed to empower children and teens with the tools to identify and understand the signs of unhealthy relationships. Using the theme of toxic waste, this activity prompts participants to recognise and jot down three signs of a toxic friendship.

What's Included:

  • Toxic Friendships Worksheet: A visually engaging worksheet that encourages children and teens to explore the signs of toxic friendships. With a toxic waste theme, this resource makes the learning experience both impactful and memorable - just like toxic waste is bad for our health, so are unhealthy friendships.

How to Use:

  1. Identify the Signs: Ask your children or teens to identify three signs that indicate an unhealthy friendship. The worksheet prompts them to think critically about behaviours that may be harmful to their well-being.
  2. Provide Examples: For each identified sign, children and teens are invited to provide a specific example - this can be from their own experiences or observations, or from their imagination. This process helps them concretely understand what toxic behaviours may look like in real-life friendships.

Learning Objectives:

  • Enhance awareness of toxic behaviours in friendships.
  • Encourage open dialogue about healthy relationship dynamics.
  • Empower children and teens to make informed choices in their social connections.

Toxic Friendships is not just an activity; it's a visual and valuable resource that equips young individuals with the knowledge to discern and navigate the complexities of friendships. Download this engaging worksheet today and guide the next generation toward building relationships that contribute positively to their mental and emotional well-being.