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About Us

Don’t Be A Monster (DBAM) is a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works alongside Haunted Attractions in the United States to bring a message of bullying prevention to students in 4th-10th grade.


After a multi-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been difficult to re-establish our platform to the extent we had it in 2019. Therefore, we have taken a long look at how we can make the strongest impact and have landed on a refreshed DBAM foundation program.

Our goals and vision remain the same: to work towards a world where kindness is empowering and uniqueness is celebrated. Our adjustment is in how we are managing our outreach. Don’t Be A Monster will be raising funds to support vetted programs that we find to be making a true impact. Our team is diving into financial records to ensure every dollar is used to its fullest extent to bring a message of love and acceptance to schools and children everywhere.

This year's benefactor is The Cybersmile Foundation (Cybersmile) is a multi-award winning nonprofit organization committed to digital wellbeing and tackling all forms of bullying and abuse online. Founded in 2010, Cybersmile has grown to become one of the world's leading anti-cyberbullying and digital wellbeing nonprofit organizations. Registered as a 501(c)3, Cybersmile provides education programs, support services, and messages of hope and positivity while maintaining core values of inclusion, equality and compassion.

DBAM's goal is to raise $30,000 for Cybersmile to create bespoke educational modules that will allow haunted attractions to host their own presentations again, and for all haunt and halloween lovers to have programming that speaks directly to them.


October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. Our goal is to have resources available for haunted attractions to host assemblies during the "Halloween Season" (late September through early November). 

Each assembly is presented by a local DBAM partnering haunted attraction. With them is our mascot Frank, who teaches kids to celebrate our differences. 

For any haunts interested in hosting the traditional Don’t Be A Monster school presentation, or raising funds for DBAM, resources are available. Please email us at

We believe in a positive, proactive approach to bullying behavior.

Our Mission

Don't Be A Monster's mission is to educate and empower youth to stand up for themselves and their peers by building a community where everyone is included, no matter their differences.

Our Mission

Our Vision

A world where kindness is empowering and uniqueness is celebrated.

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