Using his customary interaction and in your face delivery, Keith will bring home the harsh realities of drug and alcohol use. Using his experience as a Military Police Officer, Keith, will stage a “traffic stop” in front of his audience. This will end up with a “suspect” handcuffed face down on the “side of the road”. The students will be forced to acknowledge the incredible risks they take when experimenting with drugs and alcohol. Keith will graphically dismantle the idea that “It won’t happen to me” and make the negative consequences of drug and alcohol use real. Perfect for prom season.
Survive The Summer
Perfect for the end of the school year. Many students make bad decisions during the summer, they take risks they would not consider during the school year. Keith shows that risk taking has consequences and that those consequences can be permanent. During his virtual assembly Keith teaches students not to forsake their long term goals for short term thrills. Summer should be fun…not fatal.
Keith challenges the youth and adults in the audience to seriously contemplate how they view one another. This show is great if you are having problems with cliques, racism, bullying, or staff infighting. Stop Bullying is about acceptance, making new friends by reaching out, and encouraging the audience to stop judging one another by outward appearance, speech, or economic status. Keith talks about trash throwing and trash catching, haters and hate catching, bullies and bystanders. He takes the unusual approach of addressing the mindset of the victim as well as the bully. He will inspire those that have been bullied and force the bullies to take a harsh look at why they do what they do. The students that have “caught it” because they learn differently or struggle academically and socially will come away especially inspired.
Bullyproof Your Child
Keith has performed virtual parent workshops on bullying and online safety throughout the US. His workshops can be custom tailored to whatever is happening in your community. However, Keith feels that no workshop on social media is complete without teaching parents how to protect their children form online porn and gambling as well as bullying. Most parents are simply not aware of what is “online” and the activities that children are engaged in online. Parents will learn how to use social media monitoring tools in order to stay on top of their child’s online behavior. Parents will also leave the workshop with a two page handout that enumerates the exact strategies they need to follow to ensure their child is safe online.
Bullyproof Your Classroom
Keith’s virtual teacher workshop will give 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 will only advocate what he knows will 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. They will also learn how to cut down and even eliminate the online drama that is taking 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.
Topics covered in “Labels “Lie” (some topics not covered with younger grades)
Bullying defined. Online bullying. Physical bullying. Verbal bullying. Exclusion. Gossip. Mean Girls. Judging by appearance. Differences. Embrace differences. Embrace your “inner weirdness”. Judging people because they are different from you. Normalcy is over rated. Overcoming labels. Personal stories of being a victim. Group think. The power of the bystander. Appropriate response to physical bullying. Appropriate response to online bullying. Appropriate response to drama. The perfect response to gossip. Suicide. Suicidal ideation. What to do immediately if you are having suicidal thoughts. Why it is wrong to bully someone because of sexual orientation. Where to get help if you are depressed/suicidal, The power of love. Anorexia. Bulimia. Body image. The permanence of online behavior. Sexting. Victory over all the above.
Topics covered in the “Bullyproof Your Child”
You are the example. Don’t model bullying/racist behavior. Creating opportunities for social success. Identity, confidence and competence are the great anti bullies. Document incidences. Teach a non-emotional response to verbal and exclusive bullying. How to respond if physical contact has been made. How to deal with social media. Technological tools that will help you monitor social media use. Understanding the permanence of online behavior. How to download filtering devices. How to protect your child from inappropriate content. The appropriate way to contact the school. Why contacting the other parent is a bad idea. How to find social success outside of school. Teaching your child to value their own uniqueness. So what if you don’t fit. How to monitor social media use. The importance of downloading an internet filter.
Topics covered in the “Bullyproof Your Classroom”
Bullying defined. Why spending time decreasing drama equals more instructional time. Document bullying incidences as well as your response. How to eliminate social media harassment. How to break down social hierarchies. How to use contracts to reduce and even eliminate bullying. How to use assigned seating to isolate the “Queen Bee”. Are you modeling bullying behavior without being aware of it? Do you interact with all students equally? How to show value in a student. How to help an excluded student become included. How to monitor hotspots. How to teach a non-emotional response. How to teach your students to value diversity. The steps to take when a parent calls. How to teach parents to deal with their child’s social media use. How to effectively punish the bully. How to encourage bystanders to take a stand. How to eliminate online drama. How to take back your classroom form the distraction that bullying causes.
Topics covered in “CHOICES”
The reality of drug use compared to the media’s glorification of it. Why the media glorifies alcohol consumption. Does perception equal reality? What is the actual reality of teen drug and alcohol use? What is alcohol poisoning? What is one of the top killers of teens in the US? What is the appeal of drug and alcohol use? The rates of death for American teens. Drunk driving statistics. How having goals and dreams can protect you from drug and alcohol use. What a DUI costs in the terms of financial expense. What a DUI costs in terms of your permanent record. How a drug and alcohol related criminal charge can impact your college application process. How a drug and alcohol related charge can impact the employment process. What strategies to use when resisting peer pressure. Why a strong stance is better than a polite one. How you can lose long term intellectual capacity. Why saying no to drugs and alcohol will give you victory in the long run.
Topics covered in “Survive the Summer”
What makes summer so dangerous? What makes the last two months of school dangerous? Is the prom all that it is cracked up to be? How setting short and long term goals can protect you from summer stupidity. Strategies you can use to have a safe and exciting summer. How to resist peer pressure. Why some students will “give in” over the summer. The cost of “giving in”. Actual peer resistance strategies that work. Why long term vision will make summer safer. How to get high off accomplishment. Why too much unstructured time can be dangerous.