Presentation: Help Your School Be Bully Free®!
Length: 1 hour (time is adjustable to meet scheduling needs and needs of younger students)
Description: This is a passionate multi-media student presentation. Reports indicate that some students have an instant change of heart and bullying is reduced immediately after hearing this presentation. The presentation is designed to empower bystanders, to give victims hope, and to promote the Golden Rule – treat others the way you want to be treated. It includes movie clips and a variety of objects (e.g., soda can, milk, banana, paper, skewers, toothbrush, toothpaste, glue, styrofoam plate, onion, and apple) that paint unforgettable pictures in the minds of students. Also included are heart-breaking stories (including Dr. Beane’s son’s story) to help students remember important concepts and to see the pain caused by bullying. The presentation discusses the need for students to “Guard their Tongues” and to “Guard their Hearts.” Dr. Beane makes this presentation to thousands of students almost every month. It ends with a challenge to students to treat others the way they want to be treated and to help teachers and other school personnel make their school Bully Free®.