South Seneca learns how to fight bullying

Kicking off the new school year, South Seneca Central School had guest speaker Mike Speirs talk with the entire student body about the importance of preventing bullying by standing up and speaking out. The message was to be an upstander not a bystander for yourself and others. Mr. Speirs wanted the students to realize that their actions affect others good or bad and they can not do anything about the consequences. What is popular is not always right and what is right is not always popular. It is important to take a stand, be better.Mr. Mike Speirs interacting with Seneca Elementary students during the anti-bullying assembly. The students were answering questions regarding types of bullying.Mr. Speirs is a comedian and former middle school teacher. He used relatable real life stories explaining how bullying happens and explained the four types of bullying: verbal- name calling, cyber- happens on social media, physical- hitting, and social- rumors, lies and excluding. For more information www.mikespeirspresents.weebly.com.Justin Carmona, South Seneca High School Sophomore, volunteered to participate for the toothpaste challenge. The activity showed how consequences can not be undone; you can get the toothpaste out, but you can not put it back.

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