Stunt cyclists bring anti-bullying message to MOMS
BMX riders recently came to MOMS, combining their anti-bullying message with bicycle tricks which kept students entertained and engaged. The stunt cyclists – from the Dialed Action Sports Team in Lincoln Park, New Jersey – based their program on three Rs:
Recognize – which teaches students how to identify bullying whether it is physical, verbal or online.
Refuse – which explains being the impact of being a bully and the impact of bullying itself.
React – which emphasizes the importance of telling a trusted adult (such as a teacher or parent) about the bullying behavior.
Three presentations were conducted, one for each grade level. In each, the highlight was a cyclist’s jump across five staff members lying flat on the ground. The Dialed Action Sports Team also wove into their presentations various tips about bicycle safety and leading healthy lifestyles.
This is the team’s first visit to MOMS, though the group has performed similar presentations at several of the district’s elementary schools. Megan Troup, student assistance counselor, arranged the visit.