WINTERS - Serious comedian, Keith Deltano, will be addressing bullying and cyberbullying at student assemblies for Winters Independent School District Monday, Oct. 23 throughout the day, Deltano is also conducting a parent workshop at from 6-7 p.m. in the WHS Auditorium.

WINTERS - Serious comedian, Keith Deltano, will be addressing bullying and cyberbullying at student assemblies for Winters Independent School District Monday, Oct. 23 throughout the day, Deltano is also conducting a parent workshop at from 6-7 p.m. in the WHS Auditorium.

“We just really want to take a proactive approach to school culture, especially concerning social media. We have a great environment here and want to make it even better,” said Justin Williams, counselor at Winters Elementary.

This Deltano’s second appearance this year at Winters ISD.

Deltano combines audience interaction and cultural commentary into an unusual style of uplifting comedy. Deltano has been an award winning middle school teacher, private counselor, curriculum creator and educational comedian. He is a winner of the Teaching Excellence Award and has also been presented with the National Impact Award. Delano is also the creator of “The Complete Anti-Bullying Kit.”

The assembly will go beyond the bystander/bully/victim labels to get at the underlying causes of bullying. Deltano uses comedy to show students why they do what they do. His background in public education gives him insight into school culture. The “mean girls” status clothes, “in group” and cliques all come under his comedic wit. During his presentation, Deltano challenges the youth and adults in the audience to seriously contemplate how they view one another. His assembly is about acceptance, making new friends by reaching out, and encouraging the audience to stop judging one another by outward appearance, speech or economic status.

Deltano addresses the physical, verbal, exclusion and online bullying in his assemblies. He adjusts his shows to address the needs of the grade level he is presenting to.

“Social media changed everything, now a child can be bullied 24/7,” Deltano said. “It’s occurring in much younger grades. Several years ago I only had to address cyber bullying at the high school level, then I had to address it at the middle school level, most recently I’m addressing it at the K-5 level.”

The parent workshop will cover the anti-bullying topics, like how to protect students online, filter web content and monitor social media. Deltano will share how to create resilient children that can survive in a culture that seems to be intent on tearing them down.

For more information on Deltano, check out www.ContBullyOnline.com.