Cops press anti-bullying message in primary school

| 21/10/2013

(CNS): More than 200 primary school kids heard from local cops last week when the West Bay Neighbourhood police visited Sir John A Cumber Primary School to talk about standing up to bullying. PCs Sharon Baillie and Leslie Franklin delivered 11 presentations during the week in the classrooms covering the dangers and repercussions of bullying, tips on how to spot bullying behaviour and advice about how to report bullying. PC Baillie said she was delighted with the feedback from the students. “They were all very receptive to the presentations and we had some very interactive discussions about the issue,” she said.

“It’s important for the RCIPS to be involved with the schools to promote these serious messages and make sure that the students know that they can turn to a parent, a teacher or a police officer if they need to talk about bullying or make a report. We intend to take these presentations into other schools in the district over the next few weeks,” the officer added.

Elysia Murray, SJACPS School Counselor, said the school appreciated the time that the community police officers have invested

“Officers Baillie and Franklin were able to reinforce a number of the principles already taught to our students and highlight elements, such as respect and tolerance, which are only two of our Primary Years Program Attitudes which form part of our daily conversations as an International Baccalaureate institution,” she said. “The Officers also presented the repercussions of bullying from a police perspective which we believe will positively impact our students and force them to think twice before participating in bullying behaviour.”


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