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Letter: Addressing cyberbullying

On Thursday, March 13, the Cyberbullying Awareness Committee hosted a parent night for families in the district. The evening’s guest speaker, state trooper Christopher Ware, is a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. He provided crucial and timely information to parents about the dangers lurking online. A free dinner, raffle prizes and child care were provided.

In addition to planning the parent night, the students have done a number of other things to address cyberbullying. They had a discussion with Montague Police officer Bill Doyle about crimes, met with each of the principals in Gill, Montague and Erving elementary schools to begin reaching out to upper elementary students and presented to the district’s School Committee. They were lauded during the parent night presentation by Ware, who said that this group of students should be a national model for addressing such an important issue.

Therefore, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the following students for their efforts in making the parent night happen and for working tirelessly throughout this year to create awareness about cyberbullying: Spencer Blair, Samantha Bocon, Elias Collins, Cameron Fisher, Dominique Gamache, Katherine Garcia, Hannah Graves, Yanassis Guzman, Jenna Jacobsen, Bianca Martin, Katherine Moreno-Sibrian, Alyson Murphy, D’Ahnee Smith, Shannexy Torres, Sarah Waldron, Ivy Watroba, Hannah Welles and Cassidhe Wozniak.

EMILY KREMS

guidance counselor and adviser to the Cyberbullying Awareness Committee

Great Falls Middle School

Turners Falls

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