We’ve been busy! There’s been a ton of exciting changes that I need to bring you up to speed on!
We now offer a full line of DJ services! – Check out our DJ website for more information. We do weddings, private parties, teen dances, and more!
With the DJ service we launched a brand totally focused on school dances! – Check out the website for Ohio School Dances for more information! You haven’t experienced our high-energy enthusiasm until you’ve seen us rock a Homecoming!
We’ve launched an entirely NEW experience! – Our brand new Bubble Glow Parties are unlike anything you’ve ever seen before! We blended our DJ and family entertainment businesses together. We infused an interactive game show with a dance party!
Looking for a visit form Santa? We’ve got connections! – Check out our Mid Ohio Santa site for more information!
We’re now “ShizDiz Entertainment” – With all the exciting additional stuff we offer, the name “Shizzle Dizzle Magic” suddenly doesn’t make a lot of sense anymore. We’re now legally “ShizDiz Entertainment” although we’re keeping the “Shizzle Dizzle Magic” name as well. Check out the main company page for more info!
That’s it! As you can see this has become a very exciting time for us. We’re rapidly moving towards becoming a full service event production company. You can expect more announcements and additional services from us in the future!
Of course we’re still keeping our school assembly programs, family magic shows, and other magic-related offerings! We’re excited to be growing and changing.
We’d like to take you along for the ride! With that in mind please “like” our Facebook page so you can share the journey with us!
As always we’re here to help. Feel free to call any time. (888) 363-9002.
– Matthew Jones
MC / DJ / Magician / Event Guy Extraordinaire! :-)
Staying on top of the latest academic research on bullying is important to us. In my research I discovered a study that absolutely startled me.
Although successful bullying programs remain important accomplishments, Ttofi and Farrington (2011) found that few programs specifically target the behavior of bystanders (i.e., an individual who witnesses bullying). As such, prevention programs deemphasize a population that constitutes between 60% and 70% of primary or secondary school students (Glew, Fan, Katon, Rivara, & Kerntic, 2005; Rivers, Poteat, Noret, & Ashurst, 2009).
This program oversight is unfortunate because observational research has found that when bystanders intervene on behalf of the victim, they successfully abate victimization more than 50% of the time. (Craig, Pepler, & Atlas, 2000; O’Connell et al., 1999)
The remainder of the article talks about research they did on bystander behavior. Their conclusions were that bystanders have a crucial role in preventing bullying. They also concluded that it’s not enough to simply define what a bystander is. We need to encourage students to take a stand.
Recent research indicates that kids who believe in a “Just World” are less likely to engage in bullying behavior.
If you’re not familiar with the “Just World” concept it breaks down into three parts.
First is trust that others will treat you justly now and in the future. With this comes the belief that you’ll be rewarded justly for your actions in the future.
The second part is being able to compensate when you’re presented with an injustice. This can either be done mentally by minimizing its impact on you, or by taking actions that restore justice to your life.
The final part is to personally behave in a way that’s just so you can be part of maintaining balance in a just world.
Most of the attention regarding bullying has been directed at schools. While it’s certainly important for every child to have a safe learning environment, an aspect that often gets overlooked is the role parents play.
Recent research published in the North American Journal of Psychology examines this and revealed some interesting findings.