Training & Services


Presentation:  The Definition and Nature of Bullying

Length: 2 hours
Description: This extremely informative, powerful, motivational, and media-enriched presentation discusses the definition of bullying, the criteria for determining if a child is in a bullying situation.  Also discussed are the different forms of bullying, and what research tells us about its prevalence, how boys and girls differ in bullying, warning signs that a child is bullied, warning signs that a child is a bully, why some students will not report bullying, and much more. Drivers will leave this presentation more informed about bullying.  Dr. Beane also shares his son’s powerful and moving story.


Session 1 Training GoalsWhat Bullying is and Examples of Bullying

  • To discuss what the term “bullying” means.
  • To discuss the criteria to use in determining if a child is being bullied.
  • To discuss the different behaviors that can make up a bullying situation.

Session 2 Training Goals:  What Some Research Tells Us About Bullying

  • To discuss how girls and boys differ in their bullying behavior.
  • To discuss how frequently bullying occurs.
  • To discuss how long bullying can last.
  • To discuss when and where it occurs most.
  • To discuss why students often do not report bullying to an adult.
  • To discuss the four major types of students who are bullied.
  • To discuss the three major types of students who bully.

Presentation:   Why Bullying Must Be Prevented and Stopped
Length: 1 hour and 15 mins. 
Description: In this highly informative and emotionally-charged media-enriched presentation, Dr. Beane discusses the rationale for preventing and stopping bullying.  Dr. Beane discusses how bullying is robbing children of their childhood, causing fear, overwhelming anxiety, anger, hate, rage, depression, and Post Traumatic Stress.  He shows how it is connected to discipline problems, gangs, cults, hate groups, use of drugs, alcohol, teen pregnancies, suicides, self-harm (cutting), school and bus shootings, poor academic performance, school phobia, poor school attendance, and much more.


Training Goals:

  • To discuss how destructive bullying is to the well-being of students.
  • To discuss how bullying creates unsafe buses and schools.

Presentation:  Sampling of Bullying Prevention Strategies

Length: 2 hours

Description: Dr. Beane discusses practical, effective, and research-based strategies for bus drivers to use to prevent and stop bullying.  He discusses how to create a bus climate that promotes peace, safety, the Golden Rule, and a sense of belonging and acceptance in all students.  He also discusses the importance of establishing positive relationships, empowering students to prevent and stop bullying, connecting with school personnel, responding to bullying when it is seen and heard, helping bullied students respond to bullying, and helping the bully change his/her behavior.  He also reviews the different types of bullies, victims, and bystanders.


Session 1 Training Goals:  Importance of Relationships, Expectations and Bus Climate

  • To discuss strategies you may use to prevent and stop bullying.
  • To discuss five factors that impact your ability to create a “telling environment” on the school bus so students will report bullying.
  • To discuss how you should respond to bullying on and near your bus.

Session 2 Training Goals:  Working with the Director of Transportation and Providing Quality Bus Supervision

  • To discuss a sampling of strategies requiring the initiative of the director of transportation.
  • To discuss strategies for providing quality supervision near and on school buses.

Session 3 Training Goals:  Empowering Bystanders and Responding to Bullying

  • To discuss how bus riders can appropriately prevent and stop bullying on buses.
  • To discuss the different types of bystanders on school buses.
  • To discuss how drivers should respond to bullying when they see and/or hear bullying.
  • To discuss the assertiveness skills that can be used by bullied students.
  • To discuss the assertiveness skills that can be used bystanders.
  • To discuss how to respond to the power play of bullies.

Presentation:   How to Respond to Bullying Seen and Heard (On-the-Spot Responding)

Length: 2 hours
Description: To set the stage for this seminar, attendees will watch a video of a staged hostage situation that could have been prevented if the adults had promptly responded to the bullying. Then, Dr. Beane will discuss an eight step process for immediately responding to bullying seen and heard.  As the process is described, attendees will observe video clips of an adult applying each step.  Dr. Beane will also discuss how to immediately develop an effective safety plan for bullied children and how bullied students can help themselves when adults are not around.