Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Natick/MetroWest Anti-Bullying Coalition will hold their third annual end-of-the-year tomorrow night at the Natick Community-Senior Center.
Tomorrow night the Natick/MetroWest Anti-Bullying Coalition will hold their third annual meeting with a theme of "From Tolerate to Celebrate: A Community Event Celebrating Every Child For Who They Are." This year's meeting will take place at the Community-Senior Center and will begin at 5 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. "I'm excited it's at the Community-Senior Center because it's a community event," Coalition co-founder Christine Guthery said. The event will feature representatives from many organizations in town that work with youth, including board members and coaches from youth sports leagues, religious leaders, scout leaders, dance teachers and many more. The keynote address will be given by Dr. Peter Sanchioni, Superintendent of Natick Public…
Monday, May 6, 2013
Digital Conversation to Digital Citizenship to be held Tuesday, May 7 at Natick High School.
The public is invited to an event tomorrow night at 7 p.m. at Natick High School entitled, "Digital Conversation to Digital Citizenship." Sponsored by the Natick Public Schools, Trend Micro, the Natick Education Foundation and the Natick Anti-Bullying Coalition, the event will give parents an opportunity to hear national experts in the field of children and Internet safety speak and participate in discussions related to the topic. "This is a great opportunity," said Lynette Owens, a Natick resident who is the founder and Global Director of Trend Micro's Internet Safety for Kids and Families Program (ISKF), as well as the Internet Safety Education Chair for the Natick Anti-Bullying Coalition. "They're going to be looking at it from a wider …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Trend Micro's 2013 "What's Your Story?" asks students and schools to submit videos about the good use of the Internet.
Feb. 5 was the 10th annual Safer Internet Day, a day that promotes safer and more responsible use of online technology, especially amongst children and young people. Safer Internet Day teaches kids online rights and responsibilities and to "connect with respect." Natick resident Lynette Owens is the founder and Global Director of Trend Micro's Internet Safety for Kids and Families Program (ISKF), as well as the Internet Safety Education Chair of the Natick Anti-Bullying Coalition. "We're big believers in youth empowerment," said Owens, who writes a blog about Internet safety. "Technology's not to blame for these issues, but it does speed them up." Let Patch save you time. Get great local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The program is presented by Mothers & More.
Mothers & More will be presenting a program entitled "Resilient Parent, Resilient Child" on Wednesday, January 30 at 7:15 p.m. at Whitney Place. The program is designed to give parents tips and skills to handle some of the tough challenges in life. There will be two facilitators during the evening: Christina Player, an LICSW from Natick Human Services and the Council on Aging; and Christine Fortune Guthery, the co-founder of the Natick Anti-Bullying Coalition. Player and Guthery will present research that shows ways for children to grow up more resilient, resources that can be used to help foster resiliency, information about self-care and the role parents play in helping their children form a resilient mindset. This event is free and …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The Natick Anti-Bullying Coalition and Natick Together for Youth Coalition are holding the Kindness Counts Contest until April 2, collecting videos, essays, songs, poems and artwork to encourage others to respect each other and stop bullying.
Since the Natick Parents Against Bullying and Cyberbullying formed a year and a half ago, the group has been working to extinguish bullying in Natick schools and the rest of the community. This month, the organization, along with the Natick Together for Youth Coalition, is encouraging students to jump in on the fight through their Kindness Counts Contest. Through April 2, students of all ages are encouraged to create videos, art, essays, poems and songs all under the "Kindness Counts" theme, encouraging other students to be respectful of each other. Entries should show how people should be treated and offer solutions to bullying problems. “Kindness counts is about bringing the community around promoting kindness and promoting the …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
At a Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center presentation on bullying Tuesday night, parents spoke of the bullying problem in Natick and shared ideas about how to improve the situation.
As a part of Natick's growing fight against bullying, parents and educators met with a spokesperson from the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center Tuesday night to discuss how to curb the problem in Natick schools. Since Massachusetts amped up its anti-bullying laws in 2010, the schools and Natick Parents Against Bullying and Cyberbullying have been offering more programs to help prevent and educate families about the growing nationwide problem. Some say, however, what is being done is not enough. "We're all patting ourselves on the back...but there is a real problem here," said one father who preferred to not share his name. He said he experienced that the principals at the schools have been unresponsive when instances of bullying …
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Gabriel Bol Deng will speak to parents about his struggles growing up in Sudan
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The Natick Anti-Bullying Coalition invites parents to Wilson Middle School tonight for a film screening of "Rebuilding Hope," about a Sudanese "Lost Boy," his struggles and his new goal: building schools for children in Sudan. Gabriel Bol Deng, the subject of the film, will answer the audience's questions after the screening. The event runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and admission is $10, which will go toward Bol Deng's presentations in the Natick Public Schools early next year and toward his school-building charity, Hope for Ariang. Through these talks, students are expected to learn about genocide and bullying prevention. You can pay at the door, however, click here to reserve a seat.