anti-bullying

Cuomo Push To Beef-Up Anti-Bullying Law Cheered By Jewish Orgs

Governor’s proposal inspired by allegations of repeated of anti-Semitic assaults in Orange County school district.

01/14/2014
Staff Writer
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Jewish groups welcomed Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to amend the state law to strip school officials of their teaching/administrator’s certification if they fail to report a pattern of racial or religious discrimination or harassment to the State Education Department, the Division of Human Rights and the State Police.

Gov. Cuomo’s call for tougher legislation came during his recent State of the State address. Getty Images

Tackling Bullying As A Health Issue

Nassau County Girl Scouts brings anti-bullying to synagogues, JCCs.

Staff Writer
02/08/2011

I t happened two years ago, but it is still fresh in the mind of Avigail Borah, 11, of Hewlett, L.I. “A bunch of people — maybe four or five — were yelling at someone I knew during recess,” she recalled. “They were yelling things like, ‘You’re so stupid.’ I told them to stop yelling at her, and then some other people joined me in telling them to stop. They stopped.”

Asked if she had ever been bullied, Avigail said it had happened once when she was in the second or third grade.

Hewlett Girl Scout Troop members who took part in the anti-bullying program. Avigail Borah, right, intervened in a bullying situ
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