Azrieli’s Rona Novick Empowers Students and Educators to Combat Bullying
The Rabbi Alexander S. Gross Hebrew Academy in Miami Beach realizes that bullying is no laughing matter and that preventing it is crucial.
While this issue has been a nationwide concern, the Hebrew Academy adopted the interactive Bully Resistance Anti Violence Education program that empowers students around the country to face up to and prevent problematic social phenomena within the school and outside as well in the upper elementary and middle school grades, two years ago through a grant from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.
Since the school adopted the B.R.A.V.E. program, it has hosted nationally acclaimed bully prevention professor Rona Novick, Ph.D. from Yeshiva University in New York, who has discussed pro-active measures for bully prevention should such issues arise. Novick returned recently to discuss the measures to both students and parents.
“I want to give the students the tools to become responsible social citizens so that when they see someone being treated poorly, they know how to step in and step up,” Novick said.