Schools are paying up to $1000 to have performers come into their schools and present anti-bullying assemblies. The majority of these presentations involve gimmicks like magic, juggling, and or drama.
There is an anti-bullying message, but it is fluffed up with a gimmick. I am not saying these presentations aren’t good. Some of them are very entertaining. The question is: Do you want to entertain your students or give them usable anti-bullying strategies? The bullyfreeME assemblies are engaging, fun and motivational. Students walk away with strategies they can use to help themselves and others. When schools hire anti-bullying specialist they should ask themselves: is this just entertainment or education. They should also look into the educational background of the speaker. Just saying….