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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