Anti-Bullying “Words Hurt” Workshop Session I
This workshop is centered on identifying and discovering that we all have gifts and talents. As a group, we discuss positive and negative words and, how when used, they can make us feel inside. As a group, students create a “Pick-Up-Don’t Put Down” chart. (e.g. I am strong because I am kind.”)
Anti-Bullying “You Can Make a Difference” Workshop Session II This is a great workshop for character building. Studies show this is the age to target to catch and dissolve bullying behavior. Dialogue centers on identifying appropriate and inappropriate behavior associated with bullying. Presentation covers how to communicate when involved in or witnessing this behavior. Problem solving tips are given to help with future anti-bullying success. Students create as a group the “Don’t Be a Bully Three B’s Please” chart. (e.g. 1. Don’t be a bully “B”ecause...it makes you feel bad inside!) If time permits, students are encouraged to participate in impromptu skits and role-play scenarios. (Students usually love this portion.)
Anti-Bullying “Words, Action, Character” Workshop Session III This workshop begins with a review of “You Can Make a Difference” workshop, spending the first 15-20 minutes discussing how we all can contribute and help each other for the greater good. In this workshop, examples are given video clips of 11-13 year olds who have been victims of bullying, its effects and strategies used to overcome it. Students work together as a group to create a slogan for their school environment’s “Words, Action, Character”. Students will identify words that empower the slogan created and words that destroy its meaning.
Anti-Bullying “Getting the Big Picture - Social Media Use” Workshop Session IV
This workshop is designed to educate students on the legal ramifications involved with the improper use of social media tools. i.e. Twitter, Facebook, AIM, IM, Blogs, MySpace, etc. Examples are provided to identify improper use and the results and consequences of such action. Leadership is highlighted in this session along with character attributes. An overview is given along with examples of how the actions of today are judged by future colleges and employers.
Information is tailored to age groups, i.e. 7-8 graders receive introductory information on beginning use. 9-12 grade students will receive more detailed safe use guidelines and how to overcome problems.
References and Background Check Information can be provided upon request.
For AoD schools: All presenters have completed "Protecting God's Children" and can supply certification.