KidSportzUSA Anti-Bullying Workshops / Assemblies


Anti-Bullying Workshop / Assemblies:

KidSportzUSA Anti-Bullying Workshops/Assemblies are designed to educate and prepare students, teachers, administrators and facility about the importance of Preventing Bullying & Harassment in our schools. These sessions last 60 minutes in length. The concept of bullying is explored on many levels from power to empowerment.  What the word bullying means, strategies for dealing with bullying and building confidence and assertiveness skills. Participants will learn basic self-defense concepts to avoid bullying.
These sessions are fun, energized and powerful. We utilize a fusion of styles including role-play, games, improvisation and discussion.

KidSportzUSA offers 2 options for Anti-Bullying Workshop / Assemblies:

•  Small Group Workshops are up to 30 students.  $199 per session

(You can purchase a maximum of three sessions per day)

• Large Groups Workshops are between 30 and 150 students. $499 per session. Sessions are run in your school hall or studio.

(You can purchase a maximum of three sessions per day)

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More Information on Bullying that is covered in the workshop:

Bullying & Harassment

The academic consequences of bullying are severe, not to mention the mental and physical well-being of targeted students and bystanders alike. Bullying is not a new phenomenon, of course, but neither is it an unalterable fact of childhood. School-wide anti-bullying projects, involving parents and non-teaching staff along with teachers and student leaders have been shown to reduce harassment by as much as fifty percent.

As a culture, we are focusing new attention on childhood bullying and harassment. As we watch children being crushed by bullying, we often feel powerless. No more! There are ways to stop bullying, based on decades of research. According to world- wide research, bullying behavior can be reduced. In addition, the trauma that bullying sometimes causes can be reduced.

There is little need to describe why people want to stop childhood bullying. Youth who bully frequently during adolescence are more likely to be aggressive and to have criminal records in adulthood. Bullied children may grow up with diminished self-confidence and a sense of isolation and helplessness.

What is bullying? Hitting, name-calling, exclusion, or other behavior that is meant to hurt another person. Bullying is often carried out by someone who has more power against someone who has less power. Bullying is like child abuse, rape, sexual harassment, and racism in these ways: there is an imbalance of power; the aggressor blames the target for causing the harassment; targets often come to blame themselves.

What are the effects of bullying? Bullying affects both targets and youth who bully. Targets of bullying are more likely to grow up depressed and anxious unless the bullying is stopped. Youth who bully are much more likely than non-bullies to become adult criminals.

What leads to young people becoming (or not becoming) bullies? There are many other factors outside the family. Families where discipline is inconsistent and where there is little warmth and adult attention are more likely to raise children who bully. Consistent, fair discipline teaches self-control and responsibility. Warmth and time spent together teach connection and empathy.

Identifying Bullying: Children learn more powerfully from what they see adults do than from what we say. When adults do not intervene, bullies may feel there is nothing wrong with their actions. Targets may feel they deserve the bullying.

Adults can intervene effectively to reduce bullying. The first step is to identify unacceptable peer actions.
These include:

  • Physical aggression: hitting, kicking, pushing, choking, punching;
  • Verbal aggression: threatening, taunting, teasing, starting rumors, hate speech;
  • Exclusion from activities: This does not mean that a student should have to be friends with every other student; it does mean that children should not be allowed to systematically exclude others: like, “No one play with Mary” “No one wants to play with her” “Don’t be her friend!”

Bullying is done by someone with more power or social support to someone with less power or social support:

  • Often includes the abuser blaming the target for the abuse;
  • Often it leads to the target blaming him or herself for the abuse;
  • In most bullying situations, the target cannot stop the bullying by his/her actions.

Things you can do:

  • Avoid bullies and where they hang out
  • Act and look confident
  • Be observant
  • Tell your friends
  • Tell many adults
  • Be assertive
  • Stay calm
  • Keep a safe distance
  • Walk away
  • Say “Stop it!”
  • Say “Leave me alone!”
  • Say “Whatever!”
  • Use humor
  • Use “I messages” – “I do not like to be treated this way.”
  • Travel in a group
  • If you’re in danger, RUN

VICTIMS AND BYSTANDERS MUST REPORT THE BULLYING OR HARASSING TO
A TEACHER, SCHOOL COUNSELOR, OR THE PRINCIPAL!

HOW TO REPORT FOR VICTIMS

• Report the incident to a teacher, counselor, or principal.
• Your name should be kept confidential; make sure you are promised this.
• Write down what was done or said to you and how you responded. Bullies will often try to shift the blame.
• Make a list of witnesses.

FOR BYSTANDERS

• Intervene in the situation. Tell the bully to stop and comfort the victim.
• Stand up to the bully and support the victim.
• Report it to a teacher, counselor, or principal.
• Your name should be kept confidential; make sure you are promised this.
• Write down what was done or said.
• Write down everyone who witnessed the situation.

TYPES OF BULLYING

• Direct Bullying
• Physical Aggression
• Pushing
• Shoving
• Spitting
• Kicking
• Hitting
• Defacing Property
• Stealing
• Physical acts that are demeaning and humiliating but not bodily harmful
• Locking in a closed or confined space
• Physical violence against family or friends
• Threatening with a weapon
• Inflicting bodily harm
• Verbal Aggression
• Mocking
• Name-calling
• Dirty looks
• Taunting
• Teasing about clothing or possessions
• Teasing about appearance
• Verbal threats of aggression against property or possessions
• Verbal threats of violence or of inflicting bodily harm

• Intimidation
• Threatening to reveal personal information
• Graffiti
• Publicly challenging to do something
• Defacing property or clothing
• Playing a dirty trick
• Taking possessions (e.g. lunch, clothing)

Treat others the way you want to be treated. Model for all how relationships should
go. Being the victim of a bully is rarely, if ever, something that you can control, but you
can control your own responses to others.

Self-Defense Basics

Principles of Self-Defense:

1. Always Respect
2. Awareness
3. Avoid

Respect Rules:

1. Watch what you think, say or do to set up positive consequences.
2. Watch what you don’t think, say or do which could allow negative consequences.

Listening Techniques:

1. Be Still
2. Eye Contact
3. Repeat Message

Communication Techniques:

1. If you feel you are being offended, speak up in a positive manner to inform
others what you are feeling!

Rules of Concentration:

1. Focus Eyes, Ears, Mind & Body.

Positive Manner:

1. Believe in Yourself
2. Feeling Positive
3. Being Supportive of Yourself & Others
4. Think, Feel or Say only Positive Things to Set up Positive Consequences

Self-Discipline:

1. Doing things without being told!