Programs

“Hey Dude, Nice Shoes” is an anti-bullying/pro-kindness workshop for students and their parents. During the 2017-2018 school year it was presented to more than 20,000 Texas students! HDNS is a workshop in two parts. Presented to the students during the day and the parents in the evening. Due to school sizes and students of varying ages, any combination of student presentations may be presented up to three times in one school day. All presentations are tailored to your school/district and age demographic. I have three student presentations to choose from and one parent presentation.

Lower School Presentation- 30 -45 minutes

( geared towards younger students or Pre-Smartphone age students. The age tends to vary regionally. Most commonly used for K-4 )

  • Defining behaviors. What is the difference between rude, mean and bullying?
  • What do you do if you see bullying?
  • Who do you tell? How?
  • What if I am being bullied?
  • How can I react in the moment?
  • Why does this happen?
  • What are my school's policies and procedures?
  • How can we all help?
  • Why does this happen?
  • How can we make a difference.

During this presentation I touch on the above topics as well as many personal stories and lessons in kindness. It is an uplifting and inspiring lesson encouraging students to humanize their peers and become a positive force in the community.

Intermediate Presentation- 1 hour

This presentation is a nice middle ground presentation for children who may be dipping their toe in social media, but are not quite in the teen years yet.

  • Defining behaviors. What is the difference between rude, mean and bullying?
  • What do you do if you see bullying?
  • Who do you tell? How?
  • What if I am being bullied?
  • How can I react in the moment?
  • Why does this happen?
  • What are my school's policies and procedures?
  • COPPA
  • David's Law SB 179
  • How can we all help?
  • Why does this happen?
  • How can we make a difference.

During this presentation I touch on the above topics as well as many personal stories and lessons in kindness. I briefly discuss current legislation and mention a few key points about cyber bullying. It is an uplifting and inspiring lesson encouraging students to humanize their peers and become a positive force in the community.

Upper School Presentation 1 hour

( geared towards students middle school age and up - or students who have smart phone/ social media account access- The age tends to vary regionally. )

  • Defining behaviors? What IS bullying?
  • Reporting vs Tattling
  • How can I react in the moment?
  • No innocent bystanders.
  • Speak up.
  • Why does this happen?
  • Why is Bullying different now?
  • Cyberbullying
  • What are my school's policies and procedures?
  • David's Law/ SB 179
  • How can we make a difference?

During this presentation I touch on the above topics as well as many personal stories and lessons in kindness. This presentation dives deeper into some heavier topics. I speak about David Molak and The David's Legacy Foundation. As a board member of the Pediatric Advisory Council at St David's children's hospital I share information about our climbing self harm and suicide rates. Cyber bullying is defined and discussed as well and recent legislation pertaining to the criminalization of cyberbullying in the State of Texas. While this presentation is heavier, it is important and overall an uplifting and inspiring lesson encouraging students to humanize their peers and become a positive force in the community.

Parent Presentation- 1 hour 20 minutes

  • Defining behaviors? What IS bullying?
  • Parent perspective and support
  • Reporting vs tattling
  • How can I react in the moment?
  • No innocent bystanders.
  • Speak up.
  • Why does this happen?
  • Why is bullying different now?
  • Cyberbullying
  • What are my school's policies and procedures?
  • David's Law/ SB 179
  • How can we make a difference?

During this presentation I touch on the above topics as well as many personal stories and lessons in kindness. This presentation dives deeper into some heavier topics. I speak about David Molak and The David's Legacy Foundation. As a board member of the Pediatric Advisory Council at St David's children's hospital I share information about our climbing self harm and suicide rates. Cyber bullying is defined and discussed as well and recent legislation pertaining to the criminalization of cyberbullying in the State of Texas. While this presentation is heavier, it is important and overall an uplifting and inspiring lesson encouraging students to humanize their peers and become a positive force in the community.

For schools with younger children I usually recommend that the school/PTA/PTO host a childcare option as the presentation is long and may not be suitable for younger students.

Educators' Edition

This presentation is used during professional development, training or staff education.

  • Defining behaviors? What IS bullying?
  • Parent perspective and support
  • Reporting vs tattling
  • What can we do?
  • How can I react in the moment?
  • No innocent bystanders.
  • Speak up.
  • Why is bullying different now?
  • Why does this happen?
  • Cyberbullying
  • What are my school's policies and procedures?
  • David's Law/ SB 179
  • How can we make a difference?

During this presentation I touch on the above topics as well as many personal stories and lessons in kindness. This presentation dives deeper into some heavier topics. I speak about David Molak and The David's Legacy Foundation. As a board member of the Pediatric Advisory Council at St David's children's hospital I share information about our climbing self harm and suicide rates. Cyber bullying is defined and discussed as well and recent legislation pertaining to the decriminalization of cyberbullying in the State of Texas. I discuss how SB 179 affects schools and districts.

Youth-led Kindness Initiative Workshop

This is a supplemental workshop for students. After the HDNS presentation this workshop is usually presented in small groups. I lead the students through a brainstorming session of what THEY can do to make the world a softer place. I guide them through the process of asking administration, requesting permission or funds and implementing their initiative. This workshop helps students who have already received the HDNS workshop take ownership and pride in their community and make it a more kind place to be.



Each workshop package is tailored to your schools needs. Please contact carolyn@carolynelaine.com for information about what package would work well for your campus.

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