I’m Simon Benn and I’ve helped over 1600 children be happy, confident and resilient over the last 6 years – working in schools across Yorkshire and parents in Egypt, Kenya, the USA as well as the UK:
Immunising them so bullies and cyberbullies can't cause them upset, distress or sadness.
Empowering them to manage their own actions so they don't take their anger or frustration out on others.
Helping them see that it's not their fault if they get bullied or cyberbullied so there's nothing to be ashamed of.
I've also written comics for children all about happiness and anti- bullying guides for parents. And sponsored awards for children.
Prior to that I spent over 20 years working on educational projects to help children learn about the world outside the classroom and keep them safe. These projects were funded by forward thinking companies totally committed to CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility).
We sent 8 million copies of Roald Dahl’s Guide to Railway Safety to all 30,000 UK schools before summer holidays to stop children getting killed playing on railway lines.
Quentin Blake - Roald Dahl's illustrator created a similar booklet to keep children away from dangerous electricity pylons and installations for one of our clients in the electricity industry
Thames Water commissioned safety posters and materials for all the schools in their region to stop children drowning.
The UK Government’s Health and Safety Executive funded fun safety activity books given out free to farmers and their families to keep kids safe on farms and away from dangerous farm machinery.
Away from the safety arena, we created business studies materials in partnership with News International. This was funded by hundreds of leading companies from AstraZeneca to Barclays, Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Siemens, Vodafone and Zurich Insurance. 5,600 ring binders of free case studies were distributed for 15 years. Over 3 million .docs, 5 million .mp3s and 18 million .pdfs were downloaded from the website in just 12 months.
Teachers and students in Ireland, Australia and New Zealand also benefited from similar programmes with case studies from companies in their countries.
I help parents to stop their children being bullied and make them bully-proof so bullies CANNOT upset them.