The Super Hero Anti-Bully program artfully illustrates current concepts about bullies, bully behavior, and bully avoidance. Marvel comic illustrator Jerry DeCaire provides fascinating insight into this important topic. Through the use of art and illustration, the program first defines "bullying", and then expands on different types of bullies and bullying behavior. Safety is stressed as practical solutions are explored, for example, telling an adult, staying in a group, walking away, and, most importantly, keeping yourself safe.
Another crucial concept presented is "What Not to Do", for example,blaming yourself, bully back, keeping it secret, skipping school or activities, or hurting yourself. Jerry tells from personal experience being bullied as a 4th grader and the 6th grade "Super Hero" that came to his rescue. He realized we all have a responsibility to protect those who are smaller and weaker.
As Spiderman was taught, "With great power comes great responsibility."
Other topics covered are: cyber-bullying, correct action when witnessing bullying, and consequences of bullying for the bully. This program is entertaining, interactive, and fun, as well as educational. Math and science are also stressed.
Students are fascinated as the super heroes take shape. The prevailing message is to strive to be the best that we can be while avoiding bully behaviors on every level.
An internationally renowned artist, Jerry is also a Michigan native so he loves sharing his art with Michigan students. He has drawn Thor, X-Men, Wolverine, Conan, Deadpool, Iron Man and many more for Marvel Comics.
This enjoyable presentation will inform your students how to identify bullying, avoid it, and react to it in safe ways. The Super Hero Anti-Bully Show teaches students that they have the power to stand up to bullies and be a "Super Hero" to others.