Our Education Program

Education is the key to preventing social violence.

To spread awareness about the consequences of social violence, Step Back Think runs presentations for schools and sporting clubs. Presentations offer participants the opportunity to hear personal stories of social violence, gain a greater understanding of the consequences for both the victim and the perpetrator, and learn how to be better equipped when faced with potential violence.

Running these presentations is Ben O’Toole, who was a victim of social violence in 2007. Through sharing both Ben and James’ stories, showing engaging videos and other interactive elements, the presentation offers a unique and personal insight into the seriousness of the consequences of social violence.

In 2017, Step Back Think will be growing its education program. Let us know what you think we should be focusing on by sending us an email.

Book a Presentation

To learn more about the presentation or to book please email Ben.

“It is not an exaggeration to say that for some students the presentation may end up being a life changing experience.”

Michael Bartley
Brunswick Secondary College

“Sensational message and very important for our young men to hear in an effort to change the culture of our society. I would highly recommend the presentation to others.”

Matthew Hosking
Rosehill Secondary College

“Ben delivered a presentation that was both harrowing and thought provoking.

During the first half, Ben told the story of other Australians affected by gratuitous violence and easily held the attention of students. However, when he told his own story, the boys were enthralled.

Overall, Ben's message is one that deserves to be told to and heard by as many young people as possible."

Nik Brudenell
St Bernard's College