Teaming Up to Stop Bullying

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In recognition of National Bullying Prevention Month in October, students and staff members at Babylon Memorial Grade School participated in a number of events, activities and outreach programs to raise awareness of bullying prevention. The monthlong program followed the theme “The End to Bullying Begins with Me – Stand Up, Speak Out and Be a Friend,” created by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.

Taking an active role in the bullying prevention movement, each class signed a bullying prevention pledge, and both students and staff wore orange on Unity Day to symbolize their combined mission to support students who are bullied. Students and staff also worked to “kick bullying to the curb” during a kickball game at recess, and presentations on the subject were made in individual classes.

As bullying prevention is a topic to discuss year-round, the school’s fifth-graders will learn about the New York State Dignity for All Students Act, which specifically addresses bullying, this November.