NBC Bullying Prevention Series Story

Good Morning South Florida Interview

helping to create an environment in our schools where all kids can shine

Aphrodite Jones, Host of True Crime, John and Reeve Walsh, America's Most Wanted and The Hunt

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to SHINE, as children do.”
Marianne Williamson, A Return To Love





Dawn Marie's Message:
"Truly confident and secure people can't help but to uplift and bring out the best in the people around them. A person who bullies is exposing insecurity and personal issues. Real power comes from loving yourself and allowing others to shine. Most kids are not bullies. Bullies are outnumbered and their power is diffused when we understand this, and make our voices heard by standing up for ourselves and our peers.

The feelings of hopelessness, helplessness and insecurity that can result from bullying are temporary. I had those feelings too. We do go on to experience a new life, new set of friends, new experiences, new accomplishments that will change the way we feel about ourselves and the world around us. Things do get better. We learn lessons. We get stronger, wiser, and care less and less about what others think. The experiences I had "post middle and high school" are precious: the birth of my nephews, becoming a successful actor, model, TV Host, speaker, vocalist with my own band, being crowned Ms. United States, traveling the world, and making friends from all walks of life along the way who love, support me and continue to teach me lessons about myself." -Dawn Marie

Dawn’s assemblies focus on exposing the mindset of a bully, as well as how to spot a “smart bully” (or manipulator) in friends, boyfriends/girlfriends, families, classmates, and even in the workplace. She shows struggling teens basic techniques to get the respect we all deserve as well as how to create an environment in our schools where students feel safe, supported and accepted. She also educates students on the importance of protecting their online image, and strategies for dealing with cyberbullying and gossip. Her presentations are dynamic, highly interactive and down-to-earth.