A program for students – Teaching kids not to be victims. One of the worse things that can happen to a child is to be a victim of relentless bullying. With this program students will learn how to quickly and easily solve their bullying problems without anyone’s help, and without getting anyone into trouble. This program can be delivered to individual students who are being bullied, to small groups, and to classrooms.
A program for teachers – how to handle bullying between students. Perhaps no less important than teaching students how to handle bullying is teaching staff what to do when kids turn to them for help. Strange as it may sound, the very things adults do to try to make kids stop bullying each other, actually make them bully each other even more. We provide school staff with role plays that dramatically reduce bullying while at the same time, enhancing kids’ resilience, independence, and emotional maturity. Teachers will have more time to devote to academics as they are freed from the need to play security officer, or judge and jury when it comes to he said/she said.
A program for staff being bullied – How to handle being bullied. Bullying is a problem for teachers as well as for students. They can be bullied by students and by parents. If staff respond poorly when they are bullied, we can hardly expect students to respond much better. Through role plays our program teaches staff how to respond effectively when confronted with hostile students and parents.
Cyberbullying – Would you give your children a car and let them drive it without having learned how to use it properly and how to avoid the dangers of the road? Would you expect the police to be able to protect kids while they are driving so they don’t crash? Of course not! Yet that is exactly what we are doing with electronic communication. We give our children cell phones and internet access without any training and expect the adult authorities to protect them from each other. SUP teaches the 13 points that kids need to know in order to safely navigate the internet and the proper usage of cell phones. This program is available to parents, teaching staff, and students.