“Name calling, teasing, shunning. Whatever form it takes, bullying has been an unfortunate rite of passage for many students from the first day of kindergarten to high school graduation. It’s been around in some form, most likely, since the first-ever school opened its doors.

ETCB held a kickoff event March 15 at the Jericho Public Library, where team leaders hoped to recruit volunteers from other area schools, and spread the ETCB word beyond the walls of Jericho. Its founders say the message is most effective coming from students themselves, not just parents and teachers.”

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