New Jersey - 8th Graders At Morris Catholic Junior School Tackle The Topic Of Cyberbullying With Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce
April 27, 2012
Morris Plains, NJ, April 27, 2012 - Power to Learn and Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce recognized 8th graders at Morris Catholic Junior School who are now certified as "Internet Smart." Power to Learn is a multi-faceted initiative dedicated to integrating technology into education. Its Internet Smarts program provides students with curriculum and tools designed to teach safe and appropriate Internet use.
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After welcoming remarks by Dean of Students Debbie Duane and Cablevision's Vice President of Education Trent Anderson, Assemblywoman DeCroce spoke about the dangers of cyberbullying. Teachers Anne Gualtieri and Jennifer Staples then discussed the students' use of Power to Learn's Internet Smarts program and introduced the presenting students who tackled the topic of cyberbullying through four intertwining skits. At the close of the event, Assemblywoman DeCroce signed a large Internet Smarts certificate for the school and participating students signed a large Internet Safety Awareness pledge to Delete Cyberbullying.
Said Assemblywoman DeCroce, "Today's young people have never known life without the Internet. Since it is such a significant force in their lives, they need to understand the repercussions of cyberbullying and the importance of treating others with respect, both online and off. Today's program did just that."