Today the officers of the Allegheny County Bar Association announced that the bar has combined its bullying prevention efforts for local schools under the theme “Bar All Bullying” to focus more attention on this critical subject.
The association currently offers two free educational programs for primary and elementary schools. This is a Joke—Making Fun of Others is Not! teaches children in grades K-4 the difference between a good joke and a bad one, why making fun of others is wrong, and why it’s our differences that make us special. Don’t be a Cyberbully!, currently being offered for grades 5 and 6, cautions students about using technology to make fun of others or to pass along inappropriate comments. The association’s children’s book, “That is No Joke!”, which was written and edited by two bar association directors, continues to have a national and international presence. Requests for the book have come from across the United States and from several countries, including Australia, England, Canada, Singapore, and China.
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