St. Petersburg, Florida
WHAT WE HAVE DONE IN ST. PETERSBURG
On September 26, as part of a weeklong Pinellas Countywide anti-bullying and anti-cyberbullying program, Mayor Kriseman and Deputy Mayor Tomalin hosted a rally to combat cyberbullying and bullying in general, at St. Petersburg’s historic Coliseum. The rally, coordinated by local non-profits Gulf Coast Giving and the Pinellas Education Foundation, was the culmination of a week of anti-bullying activities at schools throughout Pinellas County. Attended by more than 500 students and their parents, the rally featured free food, bands, interactive games, door prizes, and testimonials all aimed to combat bullying in all forms.
WHAT'S NEXT IN ST. PETERSBURG?
Critical to the success of the program is maintaining its momentum. Mayor Kriseman has purchased THE BULLY PROJECT Educator's Toolkits for each middle school in St. Petersburg and is encouraging teachers to view the video with their students and utilize the discussion materials to open a continuing dialog among students ab out the need to indentify and combat bullying in all forms.
In the late winter or early spring, a community-wide forum is being planned to share the full-length BULLY MOVIE with the community, followed by a panel discussion of community leaders and experts.
CHECK OUT THIS FACEBOOK LINK TO PHOTOS OF OUR RALLY