Wenonah Students Take a Stand Against Bullying

Wenonah Students Take a Stand Against Bullying photo
Throughout the month of October, students across Wenonah Elementary School have participated in numerous activities designed to educate students about bully prevention and the effects it has on others as part of National Bullying Prevention Month.

As part of this monthlong effort, Principal Christine DiPaola visited classrooms to read books with a bullying component and generated discussion with the students on what to do if they are being bullied. Each afternoon, Bully Bulletin announcements were made, which explained the difference between conflict and bullying and types of bullying, and gave tips on how to combat the matter. Additionally, students wore blue shirts and “be a buddy, not a bully” wristbands each Monday as a visual symbol of their collective efforts to stomp out bullying. 

Lastly, YMCA Family Services and the Suffolk County Police Department held a parent presentation on cyberbullying and ways to identify and prevent it.