This came in recently from the College of New Rochelle:
“You may not be surprised to hear that 1 in 7 of K-12 students has been involved in a bullying incident, according to the National Association of School Psychologists, but did you know that a recent study on college bullying found that it doesn’t change much by college? The study reported that 15 percent of college students reported being bullied and nearly 22 percent reported being cyber-bullied.
HBO recently took note of this issue in its documentary “Valentine Road;” the New York Timeshas published an article in which two pre-teenagers were charged with felonies in the cyber-bullying death of a 12 year-old in Florida.
The College of New Rochelle is holding anti-bullying events on campus to raise awareness and teach interventions during the week of Oct. 21 as part of National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month.
Here’s the schedule of events:
Oct. 19: Certified anti-bullying training- OPEN to GENERAL PUBLIC. “Prevention and Intervention of Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools.”
- Oct. 19, 29 Castle Place
- Fulfills the New York State Education Department (NYSED) training requirement for New York State teaching, administrative, support professional positions, or school service certificates or licenses on or after December 31, 2013.
- To register for the DASA training, applicants should contact the Graduate Division Office by phone (914) 654-5561 or in person in Chidwick room 103
Oct. 22: Kaitlin Monte, Miss New York 2011 & Anti-bullying advocate to speak on “Creating a Culture of Acceptance: Anti-Bullying Awareness” in the Romita Auditorium beginning at 7 p.m. This is for the college community only. Following her presentation will be a Q&A with a panel that includes College of New Rochelle Professors Dr. Susan Conte, Dr. Dorothy Larkin, and Assistant Dean Elizabeth Spadaccini. Dr. Estrella Lopez, Asst. Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning and Leadership, will moderate and Dean Elaine White will make closing remarks.
Week of Oct. 22 – Student Campaign: “Stand Up Against Bullying”
Students encourage students to make anti-bullying pledge: “Be a Buddy Not a Bully,” and display their pledge on a campus bulletin board.
- Details: October 21, 22, 25, Sweeny Campus Center, noon to 2 p.m.
- Free information about bullying and give-aways with “Stop Bullying” messaging to be distributed