Bayview promotes the value of anti-bullying

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As part of the district’s ongoing character education program, elementary schools have been hosting anti-bullying lessons for their third- and fourth-graders during the month of October.

At Bayview Avenue School, Child Abuse Prevention Services speakers visited third-grade classes as part of a Steer Clear of Bullies Program. Each class participated in two sessions that featured role-playing opportunities for students, anti-bullying advice and multimedia lessons for children.

Students in Jenna Tucciarone’s class learned about different forms of bullying, warning signs of a bully, the importance of being empathetic and how to seek help.

“It’s important to teach children early in the school year about ways to avoid bullying,” Social Worker Cindy Misrock said. “This program is the first of many we will hold throughout the year that are designed to help students.”