TEWKSBURY’S 7TH & 8TH GRADES GET FRONT ROW VIEW OF CYBER-BULLYING
The Tewksbury Education Foundation (TEF) funded a special in-school performance by the New Brunswick theatrical company George Street Playhouse at Old Turnpike Middle School (OTS) for Tewksbury’s entire seventh and eighth grades about the dangers of cyber-bullying on Friday, January 20. IRL: In Real Life followed four students faced with viral rumors and hard consequences as a result of anonymous text messages, exploited secret photos and threatening online conversations. A question and answer session followed that provided practical strategies for students to address cyber-bullying, and empower students to take active roles to end it. “Young people today have immediate and almost unlimited access to many forms of digital communication,” said OTS Principal Kenneth Wark. “In Real Life addresses the real dangers associated with the misuse of social media in a realistic and dramatic way. The Q & A session after the play was especially helpful.” Additional information on the program, the TEF and other TEF programs can be found at www.tewksburytef.org or on FACEBOOK.