The most asked questions

How long is the conference?

The four versions of the conference different lengths depending on the age of the audience:

  • Students from grade one to grade three: 45 minutes
  • Students from grade four to grade six: 75 minutes
  • High school students: 75 minutes
  • Parents / Teachers: 90 minutes

My conferences can be adapted to different situations. If you have any special requests or needs, please contact me.

Is the conference only given in English?

No, I am perfectly bilingual and I can give my conference in French and English.

Do I travel?

I go wherever schools need me to go. I have given conferences in 6 Canadian provinces, both in metropolitan and remote areas.

Why is there a monologue in your conference?

The ultimate goal of the monologue is to create a shared experience of what a victim may feel in the face of certain gestures, words or situations. The monologue also personalizes the conference.

Can you send me some references?

I invite you to contact the staff from schools I have visited in the past. You can find out which schools I have been to by visiting the calendar section. Calendrier. For more specific references, please contact me.

What can we understand about the role of the victim?

The conference helps to understand why victims will have the tendency to withdraw and isolate themselves, even if their family members strongly advise them to talk to a parent or a teacher and why the emotional reactions of a victim can often seem disproportionate. By the end of the conference, victims may feel that they finally have a reference they can use to explain what they are experiencing to an educator.

What can we understand about the role of the bystander?

The conference also explains why the bystander, even after several educational interventions, will seem to understand what bullying is, but when put before a situation of verbal, emotional or physical violence, they will often freeze or look away and act as if nothing happened. I will discuss how the actions and non-actions of the bystanders can quickly change from being perceived as support to the aggressor to becoming a rescue buoy for a victim. By the end of the conference, bystanders will have a better understanding of bullying and examples of clear actions they can do to help counter it.

What can we understand about the role of the bully?

The conference makes it possible to understand why perpetrators will often perceive themselves as a victim instead of as an aggressor when confronted by an intervener or parent. By the end of the speech, they will have a better understanding of the damage they are creating in others through certain gestures, jokes or games, even if their intention may not actually be to hurt someone.