Bullying Prevention Message Connects Students

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At the end of October, advisory students in East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School worked on an activity called Project Connect, which joins students, schools and communities to make powerful statements about uniting against bullying.

Each student wrote a message on an orange paper strip about what they do to help make their school a safer place for their peers. Some examples of the messages they wrote were “Be an Upstander,” “Be Kind,” “Be Polite,” and “Be Respectful.”

Members of the Dignity Club connected the strips by forming them into one long chain that visually represents the power of uniting for a common cause. The chain is now displayed in the cafeteria.