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The goal of this presentation and the book Don't Feed the Bully is to build an understanding of emotional empathy in students, Help them learn to move the bully target away from them, and create awareness that they can should take responsibility for the violence and bullying in their school. The explanation and examples will forever change the students understanding of their knowledge of what their peers might be going through. Plus, Brad's illustration of real bullying will finally get every student and teacher a clear picture of the meaning of bullying. We get everyone on the same page, and then help align all stakeholder perceptions.

A typical student presentation includes:

Lots of laughs, and maybe some magic, and a name song
We ask the question, "Why is it funny when people get hurt?" And then create a deep understanding of emotional empathy
Bullying is illustrated in the clearest terms they will ever hear
Introduction of Don't Feed the Bully concepts
in depth thought and discussion on the steps to help stop bullying.
Engaging stories to help build empathy and understanding of principles
Questions and discussion (hopefully due to time.)
The strongest cyber bullying message that will ever change their lives

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60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 5, 6, 7, 8Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Character Education, Problem Solving, Special Needs, Leadership conflict resolution/bullying

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)

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Author/Bullying Expert/Speaker Brad Tassell

Bowling Green, KY
United States

Author/Comedian Brad Tassell is the author of the award winning novel for teens and preteen on Bullying, Don't Feed the Bully. He presents for students, teachers, administrators, and is a comedian for Carnival Cruise lines.

Brad Tassell

Program Details


1. Begin informally speaking to kids as they arrive. IF connection can be open ahead of time.. I engage them in talk and laughter, and an opening song before we even start the program.

2. a magic trick that illustrates the only true magic which is reading, and it's importance in every aspect of life. (Not always used)

3. The fun kids Name Song. This is a riddle song where I ask the kids to guess the names after doing a verse of the song.

4. I ask them why we are laughing so much until someone realizes that I have spent a good amount of time making fun. Plus, why people getting hurt is funny?
4.2 True illustration of bullying, and how it often starts as fun and how lack of emotional empathy can be destructive.
5. We start to talk seriously, engagingly about bulling, the concepts of the book and outlining the points above.
5.5 A new concept for shining the light on every students perception of bullying, and a specific way for students to bring awareness that they feel they are being bullied.
5.7 The strongest and most clear cyber-bullying message that will change the way they deal with technology.
Might include:
6. A song about Ernie the big bully in my sixth grade that turns out the bully is me, and we think very hard about how much we all have a responsibility to stopping violence and bullying in our school.
6.2 Whatever comes up that is not only relevant, but sometimes vital to their understanding.
7. Q & A


Laugh - a great deal!
Build - understanding of emotional empathy and what to do even if you don't have it
Develop - a way to move the bully target away
Assess - the true level of violence in their lives and understand the real destruction of relational bullying
Grow - in the knowledge of how to stay calm and think clearly in situations
Construct - a plan to be better bystanders by taking more responsibility for bullying in the school
Stop - lying about trying to hurt others

Standards Alignment

National Standards

* Describe the interrelationship of mental, emotional, social, and physical health during adolescence.
* Describe how family and peers influence the health of adolescents.


* Distinguish between safe and risky or harmful behaviors in relationships.
* Demonstrate ways to avoid and reduce threatening situations.
Demonstrate strategies to manage stress.


* Describe how the behavior of family and peers affects interpersonal communication.
* Demonstrate healthy ways to express needs, wants and feelings.
* Demonstrate ways to communicate care, consideration, and respect of self and others.
Demonstrate communication skills to build and maintain healthy relationships.
* Demonstrate refusal and negotiation skills to enhance health.
* Analyze the possible causes of conflict among; youth in schools and communities.
* Demonstrate strategies to manage conflict in healthy ways.


What are the Roles of the Citizen in American Democracy?

* What are the responsibilities of citizens?
* How can citizens take part in civic life?

American School Counselor Association Standards
Know the
impact of mutual respect on student learning.

nonbiased, small- and large-group instruction
in assertiveness training in areas such as
sexual harassment, conflict resolution, and
personal safety.

provide prevention
and intervention techniques to respond to
hate language, bullying, harassment, intimidation,
and gang and clique activity.