James A. Dever School is a bully-free zone


Officer Luis Serrano from the Nassau County Police Department recently visited James A. Dever Elementary School to speak to students in fourth to sixth grade about the dangers of bullying and cyberbullying.

James A. Dever Elementary School students learned about making smart choices for themselves and how to help others in difficult situations. The students discussed what they should do if they feel they are being bullied or harassed. Students were educated on laws such as New York State’s Dignity for All Students Act, also known as The Dignity Act, which was signed into law on September 13, 2010. DASA mandates that  New York State’s public schools must provide students with a safe environment that is free from discrimination, harassment, and bullying on school property, on school buses, and at school events.

“Teaching our students about these topics is critical in the world we live in. No child should be subject to bullying, whether from another child or an adult. And in today’s technology-driven world, understanding the nuances of cyberbullying becomes paramount. We thank Officer Luis Serrano for taking the time to educate our students about these issues,” said Principal Darren Gruen. “It’s our responsibility to make sure that our students have the right knowledge and tools to keep themselves and others safe from bullying and cyberbullying.”