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Learn How to Defend Against Cyber Bullies

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- With the continued rise of social media, an alarming number of children and teens are targets of online bullying. To learn more about cyberbullying tactics and how to fight back against them, parents and caregivers are invited to attend “Bullying & Our Children,” a free public discussion.

This special presentation will be held on Monday, Nov. 27, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Springfield Town Hall, located at 100 Mountain Ave. in Springfield. Pre-registration is not required.

“Social media enables today’s youth to connect with friends and family, express their creativity and explore the world around them. Unfortunately, children can encounter dangers such as doxing, trolling, stalking and catfishing,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “The new workshop is designed to update and inform caregivers, and anyone who works with children, so they can help ensure a safe online experience.”

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Because children may be embarrassed or afraid to tell their parents that they are being bullied, it is important for caregivers to take an active role in monitoring their children’s social media usage.

Bullying & Our Children will feature a presentation by Special State Investigator and Acting Union County Detective Dawn M. Correia.

This event is sponsored by Springfield Deputy Mayor Maria Vassallo and the Freeholder Board through the Department of Human Services Division of Youth Services and the Union County Prosecutor’s Office.

For more information about Bullying & Our Children, call the Division of Youth Services at 908-558-2520 or visit ucnj.org/youthFor all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.

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Video of Crook Robbing Tip Jar Goes Viral; Thief Caught in Clark

November 16, 2017

CLARK, NJ — When Danae Tuck went to work at the Clark White Diamond on Tuesday, she anticipated an ordinary day of serving up fresh food and smiles to her customers. What she didn’t expect, after nine years on the job, was someone to walk out the door with the staff’s tip jar. But that's what happened, and video of the theft, which she posted to Facebook, quickly ...

Great Places to Take Holiday Photos in the Westfield Area

’Tis the season to cajole your family to wear matching outfits, bribe the kiddos with candy canes and chocolates, and somehow balance reindeer antler onto your pet’s head. What to do for your holiday photos this year? Why not take advantage of all of the great outdoor backdrops in our quaint towns and parks? Local businesses and townships also have some photo ops scheduled that will ...

You Don’t Recover from an Addiction by Just Quitting; Create a New Life

November 16, 2017

You don’t recover from an addiction by just quitting. You recover by creating a new life where it is easier to not use. If you do not create a new life for yourself, then all the factors that led you to your addiction will eventually catch up with you again. AA teaches that you must change people, places and things.

You don’t have to change everything in your ...

Union Catholic Recognized Children's Grief Awareness Day

November 20, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic recognized Children’s Grief Awareness Day on Thursday with several activities to create awareness and lend support to those in need.

Butterfly stickers, a Grief Awareness Day symbol, were distributed to all students and staff, and Barbara Dellanno, Union Catholic’s Dean of Academics and Faith-Formation, led a prayer during the honor roll ...

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