Don’t Be a Monster is now booking presentations for 2017!
If you are an educator and are interested in having Phobius bring this FREE bullying prevention assembly to your school, please click here to schedule a presentation.
Don’t Be A Monster is the largest 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works alongside Haunted Attractions in the United States. We offer unique and entertaining anti-bullying assemblies for students in 4th-10th grade. Our mission is simple: we work to educate and empower youth to be leaders around diversity, inclusiveness, and show them how to stand up for their friends and peers.
The bullying prevention assembly is delivered in the months of late September through November, during National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month and the Halloween season. Don’t Be A Monster’s program is highly effective: 98.21% of schools surveyed post-presentation find our material beneficial and memorable for their students.
We believe in a positive, proactive approach. Students leave our presentations equipped to have an educated and empathetic discussions with their peers.
How do I schedule a presentation?
Do you do presentations in ____ city?
Don’t Be A Monster is limited to doing presentations only in cities where we have existing markets. We are unable to do presentations outside of these cities. Currently, we offer presentations in Anderson, IN / Atlanta, GA / Austin, TX / Caldwell, ID / Chicago, IL / Cleveland, OH / Denver, CO / Detroit, MI / Kansas City, MO / Lake Charles, LA / Phoenix, AZ / Salt Lake City, UT / San Antonio, TX / St. Louis, MO / Seattle, WA / Ulster Park, NY / Waukesha, WI. If you are interested in bringing bullying prevention materials to your school, we suggest exploring StopBullying.Gov, Pacer Bullying Prevention, and the Olweus Bullying prevention program.
Are your presentations appropriate for students in KG – 3rd grade?
What is covered in your presentations?
The presentation changes each year. The 2017 presentation is as follows:
I hear your wristbands have the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline phone number on them this year. How did you come to that decision and can we opt out of receiving them?
My students saw your presentation last year. Will they be seeing the same presentation twice if I book you again this year?
Absolutely not! While the themes of bullying prevention and our general “Halloween-themed presentation” remain constant, our content is completely new and our presentation is built from scratch each year. We include at least one new video, update statistics, and generate up-to-date and relevant information every year. Almost all schools we visit book us every year.
Can I volunteer at a presentation?
Unfortunately, we are rarely able to bring volunteers to presentations. Schools we visit often require background checks, and we prefer to have them run a batch at the beginning of September to keep things simple on all ends. We are unable to allow volunteers into schools for a one-time presentation. A volunteer must commit to work with us the beginning of September through November.
My kid attends a school where you are presenting. Can I come watch the presentation?
That is at the discretion of the school. We welcome parents to attend presentations.