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September 18, 2018

Granby Elementary School kicks off PBIS and DASA with Box Out Bullying


Box Out Bullying, a comprehensive, evidence-based anti-bullying assembly program was presented recently to students at Granby Elementary School.

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Box Out Bullying presenters Richard Templeton, left, and Jeremy Rubenstein, seated, along with Granby Elementary School second grade teacher Tom Briggs and students Kenny Orr and Anyiah Moore role play a scenario to illustrate the power of empathy, the important role of a bystander and difference between telling and tattle-telling. Box Out Bullying is a comprehensive, evidence-based anti-bullying assembly program that was presented recently to students at Granby Elementary School.

Students in kindergarten through grade six enjoyed the interactive live-theater performance that was a compliment to the school’s Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) character education initiative and also aligned with the New York State Dignity For All Students Act (DASA) which addresses issues related to harassment and discrimination in schools.

Presenters Jeremy Rubenstein and Richard Templeton empowered students with the knowledge that they have the power to get bullying to stop.

Through comedy and role play the presenters gave students a clear definition of bullying and helped them understand the difference between telling and tattle-telling or snitching.

They also identified different forms of bullying such as direct, indirect, or cyber-bulling, talked about building and creating empathy, and empowered students to be more than a bystander.

For more information about Box Out Bullying visit www.boxoutbullying.com; for more information about the Fulton City School District’s PBIS initiative or DASA visit www.fulton.cnyric.org

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