01/30/2011 12:10 PM
S.I. Students Parents Take Lessons In Preventing Bullying
By: NY1 News
Fourth and fifth graders from P.S. 6 in Tottenville are being trained as peer mediators to try to stop bullying in school, as part of a "Stand Up And Lead" seminar sponsored by the United Federation of Teachers.
"We're training the parents, we're training the young people, so that the entire school community can take a stand united together with the skills to prevent bullying and to stop it wherever it exists," said Lindy Crescitelli of Stand Up And Lead.
"I wasn't sure what to expect when we got here, but I like that they involve everybody. I think it's pretty cool," said parent Lorraine Liquori.
"It was fun meeting some new people on the stage and you can really learn about not being a bully," said student Nicholas Rago.
The classes are part of an eight-week training session that goes through the end of March.