Springfield Community Forum: “Bullying and Our Children”

Credits: Deputy Mayor Maria Vassallo

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The issue of bullying in the schools was a contentious topic at the November 6 Board of Education meeting. The overflow crowd of 100 plus parents filled the Jonathan Dayton Media Center. While the main topic under public comments was the concept of “looping” in the schools many parents spoke of the instances of bullying in the schools.

In response to their concerns a community forum is scheduled for Monday November 27, 6:30 p.m. -8:00 p.m. at Springfield Town Hall.  This forum is sponsored by Deputy Mayor Maria Vassallo. The presentation will be by Dawn M. Correia, Special State Investigator and Acting Union County Detective.

The discussion will focus on "Bullying in an Internet Age".  Deputy Mayor Vassallo stated, “I feel it is important in today’s day and age that parents attempt to fully understand their child’s social media usage. Although our community finds joy in sharing our stories on various media platforms, our children may encounter negative situations that can lead to stalking, bullying, etc.  As a mother of two young children, I often worry that they, too, can be affected by the many influences of social media. I hope this forum can shed some light on these various issues.”

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