Bullying Prevention: Stand Up on the Schoolyard
More than one out of every five students (20.8%) reported being bullied according to the National Center for Educational Statistics of 2016. These bullying encounters occur during the school day, after school and in cyberspace.
It is critical that all affected with this growing problem know the many factors that go into bullying, and have skills to address the problem in informed and effective manners. School-based bullying prevent programs have been shown to decrease bullying by up to 25% (McCallion & Feder 2013)
“Stand Up on the Schoolyard” trains participants to address and prevent bullying. The tools of improvisation, using theatre and role-plays, allow each participant to understand and gain perspective from many points of view in a bullying encounter.
It has been documented that more than half of bullying situations (57%) stop when a peer intervenes on behalf of the student being bullied. Participants gain empathy and learn and experience how to effectively bridge conflict, and promote open and tolerant dialogues. The session can be customized to meet your staff’s specific needs and is perfect for administrators, teachers, students, parents and support staff.
STAND UP ON THE SCHOOLYARD can be presented as a Keynote or an Interactive Workshop.
Julie Ganey is a senior member of Wavelength and has worked for over 18 years presenting in schools to teachers and students throughout the United States. Julie runs bullying prevention programs for teachers and students in schools throughout Chicago. She is also the co-creator and presenter of Wavelength's "Professional Learning Communities that Connect" workshop.
AUDIENCE: 50 - 500; 60-90 keynote
RUNNING TIME: Keynote: 60-90 min. Workshops - from 60 min. to half and full day training sessions.
SETUP NEEDS: Projector, laptop, open space, chairs for each participant, no tables.
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Combine keynotes with interactive, hands-on workshops to reach staff goals. A sample training schedule:
8:30-9:30 Opening Keynote
9:45-10:45 1-3 concurrent breakouts
11:00- Noon Repeat breakouts
1:00-2:00 Repeat breakouts
2:00-3:00 Closing keynote
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