Sunday, November 13, 2011

Anti-bullying program offered Dec. 8 in TR - free

Unity Through Diversity
P. O. Box 2191 Toms River, NJ  08754-2191
Telephone: (732) 929-2027
Richard Biolsi, Chairman
November 9, 2011


What: Informational program about Cyber bullying: speakers, movie, Q&A
When: Thursday Dec. 8 @ 6:30 p.m.
Where: Toms River branch

CONTACT:       Sgt. Cynthia Boyd, 732-929-2027
                        Larry Meegan, 732-349-6200, ext. 5906

Halting cyber bullying: a parental guide

TOMS RIVER –   The Ocean County Human Relations Commission will present “Cyber bullying: What You Need to Know as a Parent” Thursday Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in Ocean County Library’s Mancini Hall at the Toms River branch, 101 Washington St.

The program will feature the movie “Sticks and Stones.”

The movie examines the dangers and consequences of cyber bullying through the experiences of a young man who is taunted by a bully and abandoned by his friends.  “Sticks and Stones” looks as several relevant issues that face today’s teens that are of concern to parents, particularly regarding the dangers of Internet bullying, harassment, peer pressure, the role of the bystander, hate speech and suicide.

Detective James Hill, High Tech Crime Unit Supervisor in the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, will introduce the movie and offer suggestions for how parents can help their children to deal with the dangers inherent in online communications.

Tom Mongelli, Shore News Bureau Chief for Townsquare Media, will be the emcee for the program and facilitate a discussion with the audience after the movie is shown.

Anthony Pierro, Supervising Assistant Prosecutor in the Juvenile Justice Division, will explain the new anti-bullying laws in New Jersey.

The presentation is free and designed for parents, teachers and other interested adults.  Because of the sensitive nature of the film, anyone under the age of 18 will not be admitted.

Registration for the program begins Nov. 10 and can be made by contacting the library operator (732) 349-6200 or (609) 971-0514, on online at .

Continuing education credits are available.

The presentation is cosponsored by the Ocean County Library, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, Jersey Shore PFLAG, and the Ocean County College Office of Multicultural Services.

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