Long Island - East Norwich, NY - Students at James H. Vernon School Prove Their Internet Smarts on the Topic of Cyberbullying With Assemblyman Michael Montesano
December 1, 2011
East Norwich, NY, December 1, 2011 - Representatives of Power to Learn and New York State Assemblyman Michael Montesano recognized students at the James H. Vernon School in East Norwich, NY as Internet Smart. Following welcoming remarks by Assemblyman Montesano, Principal Nancy Gaiman, Computer Teacher Keith Harrison, and Cablevision Vice President of Education Trent Anderson, 4th grade enrichment students tackled the topic of cyberbullying through a variety of presentations. Students discussed what cyberbullying means, and provided current statistics related to the issue. They also discussed a survey they created and presented a video in which they interviewed 6th graders on the topic. Assemblyman Montesano then spoke to the students about responsible use of the Internet and participated in a brief Q&A session. Assemblyman Montesano signed a giant certificate for the students to note their presentation, and the students then signed a pledge to stay Internet Smart.
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Said Assemblyman Montesano, "The Internet is such an integral part of everyday life for students and it's crucial they are taught the far-reaching repercussions that online bullying can have. I was pleased to participate in this program today, and thank Power to Learn for creating innovative curricula that can be used to deliver such a powerful message in an unique and engaging way."
"Thanks to Cablevision's Internet Smarts program, our students are more knowledgeable about responsible Internet use," said Principal Gaiman, "They are also more aware of how to treat each other with respect, both online and off."