In recognition of National Bullying Prevention Month, Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilwoman Rebecca Alesia announce a free Anti-Bullying Parents Workshop will take place on Thursday, October 25th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center in Bethpage. The workshop will feature guest speakers from the Long Island Coalition Against Bullying and Nassau County Police Department. Counselors will also be available for private one-on-one discussions about individual circumstances.
Supervisor Saladino stated, “The Town of Oyster Bay is proud to partner with the Long Island Coalition Against Bullying and Nassau County Police Department to raise awareness, enhance dialogue among parents about the dangers associated with bullying and recognize the need for education and commitment to prevent this type of behavior. Together, we will stand up to bullying and strengthen the bonds of our community.”
Nassau County Police Detective Adam Constantino of the Special Victims Unit will serve as special presenter, along with Long Island Coalition Against Bullying Executive Director Joseph Salamone. Workshop topics include:
- Understanding, defining and identifying forms of bullying and cyber-bullying
- Warning Signs
- Social media safety
- Online threats from home and as they translate to school
- How to best speak with children about bullying
- In-depth discussion of D.A.S.A.
- Suicide & depression
- Services offered by the Long Island Coalition Against Bullying
Earlier this month, the Town of Oyster Bay partnered with the Long Island Coalition Against Bullying and Long Island Crisis Center to offer a “Put Bullying on Ice” Awareness Night with free ice time at the Bethpage Ice Skating Center.
For more information about this free Anti-Bullying Parents Workshop, please contact the Town of Oyster Bay Parks Department at (516) 797-4115.