Our presentations are upbeat and high impact! We use audience interaction, comedy, pop culture and “freestyle” raps to keep students engaged. We distinguish between bullying and conflict because we don’t want students thinking that every conflict is an episode of bullying.
We provide bystanders with practical strategies to tackle bullying effectively. We teach students to:
STAND UP to the bully when it is safe
REACH OUT to targets of bullying and isolated peers
TELL SOMEONE when another student is being hurt.
The presentation is very entertaining while driving home a powerful message. The secret to our success is balance. We combine powerful teaching with clean entertainment for a presentation your students will love!
Each presentation concludes with the performance of a bullying prevention RAP SONG which the school receives on CD. Play the song during morning announcements to reinforce the positive message!
We have found that the best way to communicate to students is to speak to them on their level. The ideal way to teach a primary student may be the most ineffective way to address an intermediate student! We have had great success in conducting three separate assemblies for K-8 schools:
The Primary (Grades JK- 2 or JK-3) Presentation – 45 minutes
This presentation gives students a good grasp of what bullying is: When someone is being mean on purpose and they are doing it again and again and again. If it only happens once, its not bullying. If it was an accident, its not bullying. We talk about treating others the way we would like to be treated and using your words — not your hands — to tell people how you’d like to be treated. We also encourage kids to try to solve problems among themselves before getting a teacher involved.
The Junior (Grades 3-5 or 4-6) Presentation – 45 minutes
This presentation drives home the importance of not being a passive bystander in bullying episodes. We get students up on their feet role playing the RIGHT and WRONG way to handle a bullying scenario. And we warn students that the words “Just Kidding!” don’t make an inappropriate joke any more appropriate! These students are also taught about cyber bullying and the all important on-line mantra: “Think before you click!”
The Intermediate (Grades 6-8 or 7-8) Presentation – 45 minutes
In this presentation, students learn about the dangers of cyber bullying and the responsibilities of digital citizenship. We teach students the “Don’t Go There” zones of verbal bullying: race, gender, religion and body type. And we talk about social bullying (especially among girls) and how gossip, rumors and exclusion toxify a school culture.
Our High School presentation is fun and upbeat while delivering a message of Empathy, Inclusivity and Respect. We also drive home a powerful message about the role Bystanders play in bullying prevention — whether in person or on-line.
Our interactive, multimedia presentation has been designed to keep students hooked for a full hour. It concludes with the performance of an anti-bullying Rap Song which the school receives on CD. Throw the song on during morning announcements to reinforce the positive message!
The High School (Grades 7-12 or 9-12) Presentation – 45 minutes
This presentation drives home the importance of not being a passive bystander in bullying episodes. We teach students the “Don’t Go There” zones of verbal bullying: race, gender, religion, sexual orientation and body type. We also highlight the damage that social bullying (gossip, rumours and overall drama) has on a school climate. Our approach is to tell students, “You don’t have to be friends, but you have to be friendly!”
One of the key areas we focus on in our High School presentation is cyber awareness. Students need to know that what they do online today can affect them forever. Facebook posts, Instagram photos and Tweets are building a digital citizenship that will help or hurt them as they apply for jobs, scholarships or internships.