Emerald Cove Middle takes part in bullying prevention program

By Jennifer Shapiro-Sacks, Special Correspondent

Students from 11 elementary and middle schools in Palm Beach County learned how to handle bullying and cyber bullying thanks to the Monique Burr Foundation for Children, a Florida-based nonprofit that provides prevention education programs free to schools in the state.

Participants also learned what to do in unsafe situations, how to ask safe adults for help and digital citizenship as well as skills to promote healthy relationships with peers, which prevents bullying, said Cindy Orsenigo, eighth-grade school counselor at Emerald Cove Middle School in Wellington, who participated in the program.

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There’s not a child in the world who can’t benefit from this program. There are so many instances where we see children who have been damaged and hurt. Things happened to them and we think, if they’d only had this program, if they’d only had the benefit of this education, that might not have happened to them. If we can prevent that from happening to a single child, then it’s worth all the effort we have put forth.

The MBF Child Safety Matters program is impressive. This important information is well formulated and well presented, developmentally appropriate, and based on good understanding of literature.

The MBF Teen Safety Matters curriculum hosts an in-depth approach to important social and safety concerns relevant to youth. The program content is age-appropriate with engaging activities, jargon, and realistic situations to positively promote a relatable and impacting learning experience…Teen Safety Matters is an educational benefit to all parties involved – students, parents, facilitators, and schools.