Combat bullying at your school with this great new tool by Keith Deltano
Keith Deltano is a winner of the Teaching Excellence Award. He has served and worked with youth as a public middle school teacher, private counselor, youth worker, US Army Airborne Military Police Officer, and as an educational comedian.
The Complete Anti Bullying Kit includes:
DVD-1: Serious Comedy Clips for Teens
Keith uses serious comedy clips to address bullying in a way that captivates students and changes behavior. He defines the four forms of bullying: physical, verbal, exclusion and online, and encourages bystanders to be upstanders, letting students know that it's OK to be different, and challenging them to make a stand against hate, racism, and intolerance. Students learn how much damage they can do to others and themselves through the misuse of social media. They will understand that much of what they put online is permanent, and will be out there forever informing others who they are. They will also learn that cyber bullying is prosecutable. Keith covers the roles of the victim, bully and bystander, as well as actual ways for the bystander to intervene, and he empowers victims to stop being victims...all through interactive serious comedy.
DVD-2: Strategies for Teachers
One of the few bullying resources that empowers teachers, Keith's teacher workshop gives teachers, administrators, and district supervisors, simple strategies they can use to reduce bullying in their classrooms. This is not educational theory; as a former award winning middle school teacher, Keith only advocates what he knows to actually work. Educators will learn how to break down social hierarchies and cliques, how to help excluded students become included, and how to deal with online bullying.
Educators will also learn how to cut down and even eliminate the online drama that is occupying so much of their time. Administrators and teachers will learn a simple system that will protect them from the often heard phrase, "You're not doing anything." They will learn how to empower the parents and victims in their quest to live a bully free life.
DVD-3: Strategies for Parents
Keith's parent workshop empowers parents and guardians to help children build resillience. Parents will learn how to teach a non-emotional response as well as the characteristics of a bully proof child. Parents will understand how to deal with drama, Facebook, texting, Instagram, and the whole social media phenomenon. Parents will learn how to monitor and control the use of social media and use technology to monitor and limit the time their children spend on social media. Parents learn how to try to address bullying situations themselves before moving to school contact. Educators asked for a bullying resource that empowers and educates parents. Now they have it
Keith's "Tough Talks" deal with challenging societal issues such as suicide, school drop-outs, the power of apologizing, and the cost of being distracted by "swag." His anti-drop out clip, "The High Cost of Dropping Out," shows teens the actual amount of lifetime income they will lose if they drop out of high school. Keith also has a clip where he will actually walk your students through signing the anti-bullying pledge. You will be able to print out the pledge from the website portal, place it in front of each student, and then play the "Tough Talks" clip, "Signing the Pledge." During this clip, Keith directly address the students and walks them through the pledge so they understand the significance of what they are doing.
The teaching guide contains detailed instructions for using the entire kit as well as classroom ready discussion questions for use with both the comedy clips and the "Tough Talks." It also contains student activities, useful websites, and the code to the internet portal (see below).
The internet portal contains printable versions of Keith’s anti-bullying contract as well as parent handouts and school and classroom level activities.