New York City - Brooklyn, NYC - 8th Graders at Roy H. Mann Middle School Present On The Topic Of Cyberbullying To New York City Councilman Lewis Fidler, Other Guests And Peers
October 28, 2011
Brooklyn, NY, October 28, 2011 - Cablevision's Power to Learn, along with New York City Councilman Lewis Fidler, recognized students at IS 78 Roy H. Mann Middle School in Brooklyn, NY, who are now certified as "Internet Smart." Following welcoming remarks by Councilman Fidler, Principal Jacek Polubiec, teacher Ian Doherty, and Cablevision Vice President of Government Affairs Dan Ahouse, a select group of 8th grade students gave presentations to 200 of their 6th and 7th grade classmates on the topic of the Cyberbullying. Students created multiple videos on Cyberbullying that included an introduction to Cyberbullying, a skit and a discussion of statistics. They also presented a power point, read a poem and displayed the letters that make up the work cyberbullying. Councilman Fidler spoke to the students regarding responsible use of the Internet and a Q&A followed. Students and Councilman Fidler then signed a pledge for Internet Safety Awareness.
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Councilman Fidler commended Cablevision's Power to Learn for its Internet Smarts program, adding, "Each of the students did a great job today. They tacked a tough subject and made it informative and entertaining. As we all know, the Internet has opened up a host of opportunities for students today. When used responsibly, it is a wonderful resource. Programs such as this help equip students with the knowledge necessary to ensure a safe online experience."
"As educators we have a shared responsibility to help students understand the importance of treating one another with respect and the repercussions of online bullying," said Principal Polubiec. "Thanks to Cablevision's Power to Learn, our students are now more confident when navigating the Web and more aware of potential dangers."