Stomping Out Cyberbullying With S.T.O.P. Then Send

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Hicksville Public Schools recently invited the community to attend a special presentation as the second part of their virtual workshop series. Nassau County Assistant District Attorney Brian Heid presented a cyberbullying program to parents.

Nassau County Assistant District Attorney Brian Heid presented a Cyberbullying program to parents and caregivers.
(Photo courtesy of the Hicksville School District)


This virtual workshop focused on ways for parents and caregivers to support children in safely navigating the Internet and gaming within an ever-changing digital world in which cyberbullying is presenting major challenges in their lives. Cyberbullies use computers, cell phones, gaming systems and other electronic devices to intentionally cause harm to their peers. These actions can have real consequences including hurt feelings, depression, discipline and legal consequences.

Websites Nassau County Assistant District Attorney Brian Heid shared with the community during his virtual workshop. (Photo courtesy of the Hicksville School District)

The sixth, seventh and eighth grade students of Hicksville Middle School joined Heid in assemblies during the school day to learn about real-world stories in the news of situations surrounding cyberbullying and the aftermath effects of these actions. Parents and community members joined Heid for a program tailored to adults to learn tips to stay safe online and ways to avoid cyberbullying. Website references were shared by Heid. Visit www.hicksvillepublicschools.org/cms/one.aspx?portalId=136760&pageId=28552254 for more information from the presentation.

—Submitted by the Hicksville School District

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