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Allegheny County Bar Association’s "Don’t be a Cyberbully!" Program

Students participating at Don't be a Cyberbully ProgramThe bar association was recently asked by the counselor at Fairview Elementary School in Fox Chapel to have bar volunteers speak to its fifth grade class about cyberbullying. The school has hosted the bar association’s "This is a Joke – Making Fun of Others is Not!" Program several times for its 3rd and 4th grade students, but the school wanted more emphasis put on cyberbullying for its 5th graders, many who have cell phones. Tom Loftus, the ACBA’s Director of Marketing, then developed a new lesson plan concentrating on texting, Facebook, and emails, and he and Jennifer Pulice, Director of Communications, rolled out the program at Fairview on May 10th. 

The program was a huge success, so the bar will now offer this spin-off program for 5th and 6th grade students. For more information, contact Tom Loftus at