Long Island - Great Neck North Middle School 8th Graders Present Skits, PSAs and Other Presentations on the Topic of Cyberbullying With New York State Senator Jack Martins
May 27, 2011
Great Neck, NY, May 27, 2011 - 8th Graders in Michelle Sicurella and Robin Weinrib's classes presented on the timely topic of Cyberbullying at an Internet Smarts assembly with guests from Cablevision's Power to Learn and New York State Senator Jack Martins. Following welcoming remarks by Senator Martins, Principal Denise Nolan, and Cablevision VP of Education Trent Anderson, the students began their variety of presentations which included student-created videos called The Power of Hurtful Words and Verbal Abuse/Cyberbullying, Power Points on Sexting, Cyberbullying and Social Networking and a skit about Plagiarism. Senator Martins spoke to the students regarding responsible use of the Internet; a Q&A followed. Students then signed a pledge for Internet Safety Awareness.
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"It is so important that young people know how to navigate and use the Internet safely," noted Senator Martins. "Today's digital world plays a key role in a student's life, and the Internet can indeed be a wonderful resource for students of all ages if used responsibly. I applaud Cablevision for its Power to Learn initiative, which equips students with the knowledge and resources necessary to safely use the Internet and understand the importance of treating others online with respect."
"Thanks to Cablevision's Internet Smarts program, our students have become more responsible in their Internet use," said Principal Nolan. "They are more confident when interacting with others online and I believe each student came away with a better sense of what constitutes appropriate Internet behavior."