New York Jets to Host Fifth Annual Jets Tackle Bullying Educators Symposium presented by Bethpage Federal Credit Union in Partnership with STOMP Out Bullying on October 24, 2020

     

Over 250 educators to participate in virtual event with keynote address from

Dr. Sameer Hinduja, Co-Director of the Cyberbullying Research Center

CBS 2 Reporter Alice Gainer to host panel discussion

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October 20, 2020 – The New York Jets and STOMP Out Bullying, will continue their campaign against bullying on October 24 at the fifth annual Jets Tackle Bullying Educators Symposium presented by Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Typically held at MetLife Stadium during the pre-season, this year’s symposium is a virtual event due to the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 850 educators have been in attendance at the past four annual symposiums and more than 250 educators from across the tri-state area are scheduled to login to the trailblazing event beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Co-Director of the Cyberbullying Research Center, Dr. Sameer Hinduja, will deliver the keynote address to the educators. Dr. Hinduja is a Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University and is recognized internationally for his groundbreaking work on cyberbullying and safe social media use. Following the keynote presentation, CBS 2 Reporter Alice Gainer will host a panel discussion with Dr. Hinduja and Ross Ellis, founder and CEO of STOMP Out Bullying on the importance of empathy and resilience.

Through the organization’s collaboration with STOMP Out Bullying, the Jets and Bethpage Federal Credit Union have made available a Jets branded STOMP Out Bullying Educator’s Prevention Toolkit at no cost to schools in the tri-state area. This toolkit enables educators to create meaningful dialogue, educate students through proven Social and Emotional Learning methods, foster character building in schools and involve both students and faculty in working together to change school climate. Since the launch of the Educator’s Prevention Toolkit, over 1,750 toolkits have been donated with the potential to reach 787,500 students.

Media RSVP: Media interested in covering the event should register at: https://hopin.to/events/jets-tackle-bullying-educators-symposium?code=976023f2-3904-4ca7-ac29-df18ba337e2a

About Jets Foundation

The New York Jets take great pride in a long-standing, year-round commitment to our community. Programs funded by the New York Jets Foundation look to positively influence the lives of young men and women in the tri-state area by supporting youth football, preventing bullying, and promoting social justice, particularly in disadvantaged communities. From launching football teams at urban high schools to unifying our community for change to fostering positive school environments, the New York Jets invest in programs that make a difference in the lives of others. In addition to our focus on youth development, the Jets support the efforts of the Lupus Research Alliance, numerous established charitable organizations and causes sponsored by the NFL.

About STOMP Out Bullying™

Created in 2005, STOMP Out Bullying™ is the leading national nonprofit dedicated to changing the culture for all students. It works to reduce and prevent bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other digital abuse, educates against homophobia, LGBTQ+ discrimination, racism and hatred, and deters violence in schools, online and in communities across the country. In this diverse world, STOMP Out Bullying promotes civility, inclusion and equality. It teaches effective solutions on how to respond to all forms of bullying, as well as educating kids and teens in school and online. It provides help for those in need and at risk of suicide, and raises awareness through peer mentoring programs in schools, public service announcements by noted celebrities, and social media campaigns, and is recognized as the most influential anti-bullying organization in America. www.stompoutbullying.org.

About Bethpage Federal Credit Union

Bethpage Federal Credit Union is a premier financial institution committed to enriching the lives of its members, employees and the communities it serves for over 75 years. Bethpage is the largest credit union in the Northeast region, as well as 15th largest in the nation. Voted Money Magazine’s Best Place to Bank in New York for 2018, Bethpage is a federally chartered credit union, available to people nationwide who open a $5 dollar membership account. Bethpage offers a robust digital platform that allows members to bank with us from anywhere. Bethpage is a part of the national CO-OP network that gives members access to their accounts at over 30,000 free ATMs and 5,000+ shared branches across the U.S. As a financial cooperative, Bethpage offers the best-in market rates, lowest fees and world-class service, plus a full menu of personal and commercial financial services. For more information on Bethpage’s robust portfolio of banking, borrowing, and investment services, visit www.lovebethpage.com or call 1-800- 628-7070.