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Anti-Bullying Gets The Spotlight At A Lansdale Elementary School


LANSDALE, Pa. (CBS) – A bullying prevention program was introduced today to students at the Gwynedd Square Elementary School in Lansdale.

antibullying side Anti Bullying Gets The Spotlight At A Lansdale Elementary SchoolOne of the most crucial lessons the kids learned was not to stand by and let bullying happen to others.

“You tell to protect someone,” one of the program leaders told the assembled students.  “And how do you do that?”

The assembly is called Box Out Bullying.  It’s an improvisational comedic performance that teaches kids  how they can prevent bullying in a way they can understand.

Guidance counselor Kristen Vaszily explains that the concept of the program is to encourage kids to speak up when they see someone being bullied.

“The bystander is the person that we say is that really is the key to change,” Vaszily says, “and they can make a huge difference by their behavior.  And changing that behavior can really help stop it.”

Reported by Michelle Durham, KYW Newsradio 1060.

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  • whatsaysyou

    Woohoo! Good to see that anti-bullying gets the spotlight it deserves. Bullying is no child’s play and it is not some kind of rite of passage. It is destructive to both the victims and the bullies. As for the bullies who don’t know it, they can carry on with their bullying ways into adulthood and they don’t realise that until it is too late. Victims mostly end up living in pain because of that. Bullying is never cool.

  • Marilyn Cangelosi

    My grand daughter is being bulled by a boy who lives across the street my grand daughter get bullied in Evergreen Elemantary school and at home . the parents work and have their 7th grader watch the other 3 children there is no talking to them they say the bulling is just kid play this is bull and the school sucks.Stae police were called since this is the police they was now what it this stuff . This famly and boy need to be stioppedhis sister broke a girls arm i guess that is kids play to .The boy is in 4 grade they live across the street from daughther they go into their yard and also on theri yardshe has been hit pushed, punched tackled and the law protect the low life kid and family.I must have results to get this family and the boy who must have a mental problem to stop.

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