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At Bullying Summit, Student Bystanders Encouraged to Act

August 7, 2012

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At Bullying Summit, Student Bystanders Encouraged to Act By Nirvi Shah on August 6, 2012 4:13 PM Washington As policymakers continue to wrestle with the issue of bullying, there’s a new emphasis on getting kids who see bullying happen to speak up. At the third Bullying Prevention Summit here, the nonprofit Ad Council today shared […]

Don’t be a bully. Don’t be a victim. Be more than a bystander!

September 21, 2011

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Lawrence Township Education Foundation is sponsoring Lynne Azarchi’s seminar “Don’t be a bully. Don’t be a victim. Be more than a bystander” on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 from 7:00PM to 8:00PM. This topic is very timely due to the passage of the “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights.” This session will give parents the knowledge they need […]

See how New Jersey schools are stepping up!

August 15, 2011

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  Many New Jersey schools have been prepping for the new Jan. 6 anti-bullying legislation by revising policies, training staff, and/or appointing anti-bullying supervisors. Has your school started preparing for the new anti-bullying law? What sort of progress have you seen?   Lewis Goldstein, assistant superintendent for Princeton Regional Schools, states, “We are in the process of […]

NJ Toughest Anti-Bullying Law

July 13, 2011

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Are you aware that NJ has one of the best and toughest anti-bullying laws in the country effective this September ? The 2009 report by the New Jersey Commission on Bullying in Schools helped push this law into reality. Do you feel like this law will help? Does this 2009 report portray your school’s environment? How will the law affect your classroom and/or teaching style? […]

N.J. Gov. Christie Approves Toughest Anti-Bullying Law in the Country

January 8, 2011

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Published Friday, January 07, 2011 on NJ.com By Matt Friedman/Statehouse Bureau TRENTON Gov. Chris Christie has signed a bill that, advocates say, gives New Jersey the toughest anti-bullying law in the country. The news reached Garden State Equality Chairman Steven Goldstein during a Somerset conference on reducing the risk of suicide for gay and lesbian […]

When Will Our Schools Take a Stand Against Cyberbullying?

July 30, 2010

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Research states that 4 out of 10 students are bullied online. To address this issue the Chicago Board of Education has passed a new Student Code of Conduct which states that cyberbullying is just as serious of an offense as drug use, gang activity, aggravated assault, and burglary. Thus, these new laws state that children […]

Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood

July 29, 2010

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Worried About Young Children’s Screen Time?  Here’s What You Can Do CCFC News – July 2010 STAFF WRITER Did you know 36% of center-based child-care programs include TV, for an average of 1.2 hours a day, and 70% of home-based child-care programs include TV for an average of 3.4 hours per day?  This week, we […]

The Bystander Epidemic

July 17, 2010

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When we turn a blind eye to students who are bystanders to bullying, we are telling our students that it is okay to not stand and speak up against the problems that they or their peers are facing. If we continue to promote pro-active students, we will stop the epidemic of bystanders in our society. […]

Cyberbullying and Your Child

June 30, 2010

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Elizabeth K Englander, the founder and director of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center at Bridgewater State college, answered NY times readers questions on cyberbullying. The selected question for today’s article was, “What happens when my child is the cyberbully?” Too often parents are quick to turn a blind eye when they find out that their […]