Awesome Facebook Comment

February 1st, 2014 by Matthew Jones

Awesome Facebook Comment

This was just posted on our Facebook Page today! Sam and Will had a great time at their party today! We loved providing the magic show.

We can make your party awesome too! Contact us today!

 

Labor Day Festival 2013 – Mansfield, Ohio Central Park

September 8th, 2013 by Matthew Jones

Ohio AFL-CIO Labor Day Fest Downtown Central Park Mansfield Ohio

This year we had the honor of performing at the Mansfield Labor Day Festival for the third year in the row! It was a blast as always. We got some great pictures of the event form the attendees.

We brought a one-hour magic show, balloon twisting, and face painting! Other attractions included were a DJ, a photo booth, a visit from Buck-Icon, and tons of free hotdogs!

Check out the pics below taken by the folks who attended!

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Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes!

March 4th, 2013 by Matthew Jones

We're Going Through Lots of Changes!

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! :-)

 

Bystanders Can Stop Over 50% of Bullying Incidents

October 24th, 2012 by Matthew Jones

Picture of girl being bullied by two other girls

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.

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Kids Who Believe in a “Just World” Engage in Less Bullying Behavior

October 17th, 2012 by Matthew Jones

Picture of boy holding globe of planet earth in his hands.

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.

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Bullied Girl Takes Her Life After Posting Video Online

October 12th, 2012 by Matthew Jones

After sharing her story via an internet video, Amanda Todd committed suicide.

Bullying has been in the media so much lately that it’s starting to become “old news”. This is something that worries me… That we’ll go back to the way things were… Sweeping it under the rug.

Clearly, bullying is still a very real problem with very real consequences.

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Links Found Between Parenting and Bullying Behavior

October 10th, 2012 by Matthew Jones

Picture of parental advisory label. Caption Parental Advisory Bad Influence

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.

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Bullied News Anchor Stands Strong!

October 3rd, 2012 by Matthew Jones

Check out this inspiring video from Jennifer Livingston, a news anchor for CBS WKBT. She was the target of cyberbullying due to her weight. She took an awesome stand!

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Cell Phone Safety Tips for Kids

September 26th, 2012 by Matthew Jones

Picture of young girl on bed texting a friend.

When people think about cyberbullying, social media sites like Facebook and Twitter come to mind. Many people overlook cell phones and text messages.

The fact is today’s kids have cell phones. As of 2010 around a third of kids ages 10-11 had cell phones. Over 5% of kids aged 6-7 had phones.

These numbers have likely grown since then.

Mobile phones are valuable tools and may be critical in an emergency. With that said kids need to be taught how to use their phones safely.

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15,000 Bullying Related Tweets are Made Each Day!

September 19th, 2012 by Matthew Jones

Picture of tablet PC with the words I Hate You coming out of it. Used to demonstrate concept of cyberbullying.

We’ve talked about cyber-bullying extensively on this blog. One of our more popular posts discusses how there are 5 million kids under the age of ten on Facebook.

Bullying isn’t confined to Facebook. New research reveals that there are 15,000 bullying related tweets sent daily on Twitter. [Source]

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