SAY SOMETHING! Workshops for students, teachers and parents
Kids are experts on bullying. Let's help them make it stop.
Peggy Moss, author of Say Something
, lives in Toronto Ontario, and is
available for workshops throughout North America.
Recent and up-coming Presentations:
Parent meeting, Tawingo College, Huntsville, ON: read the article
Camp Counselor and Staff Trainings
Onondaga Camp, Minden, ON http://www.onondagacamp.com
Camp Tawingo, Huntsville, ON http://www.tawingo.net
Maine School counselor Association, Portland, ME:
Messalonskee Middle Schoool, Oakland, Maine: http://www.msad47.org/mms
Ontario Camping Association Annual Conference, Collingwood, ON
: Students, grades 2-4 (45 minutes)*
Peggy Moss will read Say Something and lead a brief discussion of the book,
followed by hands-on activities that help students play out and think
about the impact of teasing in their school. The emphasis of this program
is that words can and do sometimes hurt, and that one child can make a
: Students, grades 5-6 (1.5 hours)*
This program will include a discussion of cases and consequences of teasing
and bullying in school. We will discuss the book, and talk about some of
the steps students can take in their own school to ensure that every student
feels safe. A wide range of activities will enable to students to think and
talk about bias, prejudice, and teasing, and come up with ideas for making a
difference in their school.
Each workshop ideally should have fewer than 35 kids, as larger groups are less effective.
If you would like to hold Say Something Workshops at your school, please click here
If you would like to reach Peggy Moss directly, you may write to her at Peggy@Saysomethingnow.com
Each of these workshops has 3 goals:
1. To remind students that THEY are the experts.
Every student knows where teasing and bullying happen most: away from
adults. Kids see teasing on the bus, in the cafeteria, and out on the
playground. Kids are not only are experts on what teasing looks like and
feels like, however. They also have the best ideas about how to fix the
2. To reinforce that kids are in the best position to help students feel
safe at school and one person can make a big difference.
Every student knows at least one teacher who doesn't put up with teasing and
name-calling. These teachers are allies and safe places for kids. "No one
would say that in front of Mr. Hampton." But some kids don't realize that
THEY can become allies and safe places, too.
3. To get real and have fun talking about tough issues.
A day of presentations at your school may include three Presentation A or
two Presentation B workshops. Length of programs can be adjusted to match
Bullying expert Peggy Moss presents evening seminar at Tawingo College
, The Huntsville Forester
, May 21, 2008.
A day of presentations at local schools is $500.00 (rates for long
distances to be arranged individually). A day may include three Presentation A
or two Presentation B workshops. Times of programs can be adjusted to match
Feedback from School Presentations:
Thank you for your truly inspirational presentation at our school. I quoted
you in my grade 6 graduation speech. Since our students are going off to 10
different schools in the fall, if they take your words to heart they can go
on to create "islands" of caring and safety in new places.
Middle School Principal, Toronto, Canada
Some feedback from sixth grade students:
"Bullying does happen at our school and you made it clear that it is NOT
COOL! We will do our best to make bullying stop."
"If you never came, then a lot of people wouldn't change what they do when
they see bullying, but now they will stop it. Thank you. So much."
"I see people get picked on all around me. I think I will start standing up
for people more."
"Thanks to you, I will know what to do when I am a victim or a bystander.
As you asked, I will try to make a difference."