Thursday, December 23, 2010

New Hartford recreation department to host bullying prevention program in February

The Register Citizen (New Hartford, CT) December 22, 2010

"The New Hartford Town Recreation Department is taking an aggressive approach to address bullying in schools.
A bullying panel has been set for Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. at Berkshire Hall in New Hartford.
'We put together a varied group of people on the panel in order to make sure we cover each different spectrum of bullying, from school officials who deal with bullies in schools, to students who have experienced first hand what it’s like to be bullied,' said New Hartford Recreation Director Dennis Minor, during an interview Tuesday.
So far, the panel includes Rhiannon Smith, the 16-year old from Winsted who ran away from home this past fall after she said she endured years of being picked on by classmates, and New Hartford Elementary School nurse Christine Sloman, who says she commonly deals with the onset of bullying with younger children in school." Read More

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