Who We Are

Don’t Be A Monster is a national anti-bullying campaign founded in 2012 by Imagine Better, Inc. Our mission is to educate youth about the effects and consequences of bullying through creative media and captivating presentations. We focus on the choices a student can make when it comes to bullying, and how it will impact their lives as well as the lives of those around them.

The Don’t Be A Monster campaign partners with local area haunted houses and area nonprofit organizations to deliver 40-minute presentations to middle and high school students. Our program is intentionally delivered during National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month and the Halloween season – in October. By using an engaging video with a relatable hero, Frank Shelly, students are able to understand and connect with the role they may play in both provoking and preventing bullying. Frank is a special guest at all presentations, and is always a big hit with the students.

Don’t Be A Monster presentations are energetic, touching, and inspiring. Attendees will be challenged to evaluate how they treat themselves and their peers. Additionally, they will leave the presentation equipped with the tools they need to have an educated and empathetic discussion about bullying.

Currently, our presentations are held in schools in the cities of Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Waukesha, New York City, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, and San Antonio. If you’d like to see one of our presentations in a school or city near you or see how you can become involved with our organization, reach out to us at info@dontbeamonster.org.

“Taking this anti-bullying campaign to the national level was always our goal… entertaining the kids and spreading the message of tolerance and peace to them is important to us.”

-Chris Stafford, Owner, 13th Floor Haunted House

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