A Preventive AND Productive Plan for Bullying
Don’t make dicussing the topic of bullying boring and ineffective. Why not create an environment where kids LEARN, are EQUIPPED, and have FUN? Jerry’s bullying keynote is PERFECT for your students where they are challenged to be the difference! His presence in front of students gets them not only understanding bullying, but realizing the role they play (or don’t play) in making bullying continue at school.
What happens in this keynote?
- Defining bullying in a way students understand
- Participating in a Bully Defender exercise (GUARANTEED to get your students ready to end bullying in your school)
- The 3 R’s: Remove, Report, and Reach … easily understood and easily implemented!
- Plus … humorous stories, group participation, and practical teaching! It’s like not even skipping a class period!
- BONUS! The Mower will be performed!
Taking Risks to Reach Your Full Potential
This program emphasizes the importance of making good, healthy relationship choices and having personal responsibility. Using his favorite ice-breaker, “The Mower”, Jerry shows how choices affect future relationships and personal lives.
With 18 different interactive elements within a 50-minute presentation, Jerry involves students in this presentation. There is never a dull moment and your students will love it! From personal stories that will have students laughing and “pin-drop” moments that will have them on the edge of their seat, Jerry will engage and equip the students in a way that will only emphasize the learning they have daily in the classroom.
The Things No One Challenges Students On!
Juniors and seniors are planning for life after high school. It is likely that they have heard how to choose a college, what to do with their life, finding that life-long partner, and how to budget their money. But, have they ever been asked pointed questions that impact their life? After we explore these questions …:
- How do I handle my toys?
- How do I handle adversity?
- How do I handle time?
… Jerry conveys pointed comments – in a combined audience so they both understand the needs, problems, and concerns of the other sex. Here’s a teaser:
“You are not the coolest person ever. Not even close. When you think you are God’s gift to everyone, very few authentic people will be your friend.”
These are hard-hitting insights that are not for the typical fluff you’re used to hearing. These 5 Things will challenge AND change your students!
Jerry Ackerman, who was the keynote speaker at The Gateway Center’s inaugural anti-bullying event recently, believes communication can prevent bullying.
He and his family eat as many meals together as possible. It allows them time to talk about each other’s days. Many families aren’t doing that.
“I think some parents are afraid to communicate with their kids because they want to be their friends,” said Ackerman, who speaks internationally on the subject. “You brought them into this world; you need to help them get through this world and not just be an advocate for what they’re doing.” [click to continue…]
Where Does “Playing Around” Ends & Bullying Begins?
Some people wonder where the lines is in regard to bullying. Is this a bullying situation or not? Our research indicates that parents especially are very sensitive to any situation that is negatively affecting their child(ren). The best way to distinguish between bullying and “normal” interactions is by the definition of bullying:
Repeated words or actions by a student or group of students against another student with the intention of harassing, ridiculing, causing harm, or causing fear.
The most important word in that definition is the word “repeated.” Wherever many people gather on a consistent basis (ie, schools), there is bound to be conflict. There are always occasional inappropriate things said, heated exchanges, or a terse word; not everything that is done to someone is bullying.
When someone is getting repeatedly ridiculed, harmed, or harassed, then we move into the realm of bullying.