Rob wanted to share his message in a way that kids would understand and enjoy. He started with the story which turned into a poem which then became a book. The joy of the project was getting to work with his daughter Chloe who took all of the pictures for the book. The pictures for “Who, Me? Yeah, You!” were shot in Rob’s neighborhood and feature the neighborhood kids. The book is intended to be an interactive experience. Every other page ends with the phrase “Who, Me? Yeah, You!” and the listener is encouraged to ask the “Who, Me?” question.
One of the most powerful resources on the site is the Anti-Bullying Pledge. It is an opportunity for people of all ages to take a stand and say, “I will do something about bullying!” Please download the Anti-Bullying Pledge. Then print out the Anti-Bullying Pledge, read it over, talk about it with your children and have them sign it. Then hang it up on the refrigerator or put it in a place where they are reminded on a regular basis of what they have promised to do. You can do something to put an end to bullying, now make a pledge to do it! “Who, Me? Yeah, You!”
Based on the concept of personal responsibility and the importance of relationships, “Who, Me? Yeah, You!” is a presentation for not just school-age students but all of us. Each of us has the opportunity, and the responsibility, to speak out against bullying. On any given day, an average of 5.4 million students stay home from school because they are afraid of being bullied. However, bullying is not just limited to school. Statistics show that just under 20% of all individuals in the workforce experience bullying at their place of employment. No matter where it happens, no matter what happens to, you have the power to speak up and say that this is not acceptable. “Who, Me? Yeah, You!”
“Who, Me? Yeah, You!” – the Web Site
The site is designed as an anti-bullying resource center. It is the brainchild of Rob Oliver: a best-selling author, award-winning speaker and concerned parent. As he looked at the issues that impact bullying, he realized that the only way to stop the problem is if everyone takes personal responsibility. Societal change starts with one person at a time. If you want to change the way that society thinks and acts, you have to change the way you think and act… “Who, Me? Yeah, You!”