Bully Shmully

A powerfully effective approach to the subject of bullying and taking personal responsibility for how you conduct yourself.

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Award-winning children's music performer Eric Herman puts his immense talent for entertaining young audiences to great use in this anti bullying assembly program, which presents a powerfully effective approach to the subject of bullying and taking personal responsibility for how you conduct yourself. Bully Shmully brings an important message to students while keeping them engaged and excited!

Inspired by noted psychologist Izzy Kalman's acclaimed "Bullies 2 Buddies" method, Eric's Bully Shmully bullying presentation focuses on helping the victims of bullying by giving them the tools they need to approach and respond to situations of criticism and mockery with tact and humor. This not only empowers them to be more self-confident and diplomatic, but also deflates the would-be effect of the critic or bully.

Bursting with comedy, audience participation and outrageously fun songs, Bully Shmully brings an important life message to students that they can use right away and also take with them into adulthood.

The Izzy Kalman "Bullies 2 Buddies" method has been shown to be highly effective over many anti-bullying programs. It is important to note that this program focuses on the needs of potential bullying victims and helps to prepare them to deal with their situations head-on in a way that improves relations between everyone involved, wherever possible. Bully Shmully is not a punishment or tattling based program. It teaches kids the difference between teasing and abuse and how to handle teasing with grace and humor, while appropriately reporting abuse. If this program sounds like it may be in conflict with your school's specific anti-bullying approach, please note that it is not open for adjustment to conform to other programs. 
  • Eric was a very good presenter.  His content was excellent, addressing the other side of bullying (i.e., coaching the recipent's responses to reduce the drama and reinforcement needed by the bully.  Eric had high energy and performed well.  Great feedback from staff.
    Frank Luzaich-Principal
    Edy Ridge ES
    Sherwood, OR

  • Eric did a nice job.  He took a different approach about bullying , focused on those being bullied.  Had a nice way of explaining how to react to bullying.  Teachers and students enjoyed the assembly.
    John Partin - Principal
    RJ Neutra School
    Lemoore, CA

  • That was a really great show!  One of the best I've ever seen for learning about strategies to deal with bullying.
    Daniel DiDesiderio - Principal
    Burkett Elementary
    Pittsburgh PA

  • This program was absolutely perfect for our school and Eric Herman was tremendous!  All of our Kindergarten through Fifth grade students were totally attentive and thoroughly entertained throughout the entire assembly. Eric's message was conveyed reaching each child, whether it was through song, joking or even math!  The Golden Rule is what we teach and practice every day in our school so it was perfectly reinforced with Bully Shmully!  I believe the emphasis that we are all friends in our school, and sometimes everyone makes bad decisions, but we are in control of how we react when something happens to us was ideal. We weren't  "fighting back" against someone, instead we were trying to maintain an environment of respect, and when we are in conflict we have ways to handle it, so that we feel good in the end.  I would recommend this program to everyone, but I sincerely believes it fits perfectly in a Catholic school!  Thank you so much, we can't wait to have additional programs next year!!
    Kelly Sloan - Principal
    St. Madeleine Sophie School
    Schenectady, NY

  • Excellent show!
    Jennifer Crowe - Cultural Arts
    Winthrop Avenue School
    Bellmore, NY 

  • Eric provided an amazing show for the students, it was enjoyed by students and staff alike. He was able to talk about a very tough subject providing ways the student can work on helping themselves and others. It was great that he had a more mature show for the older students.
    Samantha Olson - Counselor
    Empower Possibilities International Charter (EPIC) School
    West Sacramento, CA

  • The kids found the assembly very entertaining and informative.
    Susan Lyon - PTSA VP of Enrichment
    McAuliffe ES
    Sammamish, WA

  • 5 out of 5 for the Bully Shmully school assembly!
    Jessica Butrico - PTO
    Riley ES

    S. Plainfield, NJ

  • Thanks so much for setting this up and for doing such an amazing job! The kids LOVED the Bully Shmully school show and the teachers said it was amazing! Your platform is super important to me and I am thankful to the PTO as well for making this happen!
    Teryn Dalton - Principal
    Harrisburg ES
    Indian Land, SC

  • Excellent show! Mr. Herman was fun and the kids were excited, energy filled and listened to the message with respect. I would highly recommend Mr. Herman to other school systems!
    John Van Wyck - Director of Student Services
    Page County Public Schools
    Luray, VA