In January 2017 at a PTO meeting Mr. Iasiello engaged parents in a dialogue about observed negative student behavior using social media outlets. Through this very good discussion and question and answer session, it became clear that we needed to do more, together, to assist our young people in making good decisions while interacting online.
Parry Aftab, a leading cyberbullying researchers in this area, heard of our need and reached out to our school. Ms. Aftab, not only a resident of Wyckoff but, has decades of experience as a internet safety attorney and has worked internationally with the likes of MTV, Diane Sawyer, and Interpol. On Thursday, January 26, Ms. Aftab held 3 grade level student assemblies at EMS to discuss some of the issues our students are facing and to begin laying the ground work for a sustainable plan to reduce the type of poor decisions we have most recently observed. There was an evening parent presentation on February 7. Below is some of the information shared during that presentation. For further insight into Ms. Aftab's career and expertise please see her website at: http://www.aftab.com/