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BULLYGUARD® is a high-energy, empowering assemble designed for elementary and middle school grade levels. BULLYGUARD teaches children what to if bullied or if approached by a so called 'stranger'! This interactive, stimulating, 40+ minute assemble is presented by world-renowned bodyguard Tom Patire and his nationally known bodyguard Team. Kids love it  because they get to meet and talk with real bodyguards that protect many of the celebrates and sports heroes that they 'idolize!' The focus of  BULLYGUARD is based around teaching children life skills through interactive drills that build confidence, awareness and avoidance. 

Tom and his Team teach kids, through the eyes of bodyguards, how to Just Walk Away from potential trouble, but in a safe, non-confrontational way. The bully avoidance and stranger-danger messages are portrayed through re-enactments between the kids and the bodyguards in a fun, but very empowering way. Kids are taught how important each one of them are, and that they are their own Celebrity as well as their own personal Bodyguard!

The BULLYGUARD assemble is designed to stimulate a child’s mind, while building up their  confidence and ability to deal with, and walk away from bully-type or stranger-danger situations. The entire assemble focuses on getting the message to kids on how to be confident and be safe - all the time!  And BULLYGUARD has an ongoing 10-month curriculum that is taught in the school once a month to reinforce its message of safety! And was picked as one of the top-five Anti-Bullying/Child Safety Programs at the National Bully Prevention/Child Safety Conference held in Washington, DC. 

Just some of the topics and techniques covered in the BULLYGUARD Program:

  • Different Types of Bullies and Strangers 
  • What To Expect From A Bully/Stranger and Why
  • How to “Just Walk Away” From Any Situation
  • How To Look and Feel Confident in a Safe and Cool Manner 
  • Safe Zones and Safe People
  • How To Bodyguard Yourself

"I just want to applaud you for an incredible job creating the empowering program, BULLYGUARD. As an educator and guidance counselor, it was refreshing to witness a program that offered safe, practical strategies that children can embrace and put to use in their daily lives and later on in adulthood to keep them safe!"

- Debbie Brigida, Guidance Counselor - Fort Lee School #2

"Our students embraced Tom Patire and his BULLYGUARD Program. They all had fun and learned a lot in regards to what to do if approached by a bully. For kids to get it, they have to like it, and must think it’s ‘cool!’  Well, Tom Patire brings the coolness along with a lesson on life skills and convinces the kids through the eyes of a world-famous bodyguard that if someone's a bully it’s okay to “Just Walk Away!”

- Janet Carrigan, School 8 - PTO President

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