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Tag Free (for years 7–8)

Tag Free provides learning activities to reduce graffiti vandalism by encouraging young people to develop pride and respect in themselves and their community.

What students will learn

These year 7–8 resources will help students to learn about:

  • the difference between graffiti vandalism and urban art
  • consequences of graffiti vandalism
  • strategies for dealing with graffiti vandalism
  • positive peer pressure to have pride in one's community.

Six focus areas

Learning activities are arranged in six focus areas.

Focus area 1: Our community

Students identify their community and their place in it and suggest ways to improve their community.

Focus area 2: Graffiti – what does it mean?

Students identify, list and define keywords that relate to graffiti and distinguish between graffiti vandalism and urban art.

Focus area 3: Rock art

Students appreciate the value of Aotearoa’s rock art, compare it with current graffiti, and demonstrate their own creative skills.

Focus area 4: Consequences

Students list three consequences for the person who practises graffiti vandalism and describe the effects of graffiti vandalism on members of the community.

Focus area 5: Solving the problem

Students use a problem solving model to help deal with the problem of graffiti vandalism.

Focus area 6: Proud to be me

Students explain how they can exert positive peer pressure on others and express themselves in a positive creative way.